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Billa 2 (15)
Release date: 13 July 2012
Running time: 129 mins
Director: Chakri Toleti
Starring: Ajith Kumar, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Sudhanshu Pandey, Prabhu, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jammwal
Ajith Kumar reprises his gangster role in this powerful prequel to the hit Tamil thriller 'Billa'.
Back in 2007, Vishnuvardhan's 'Billa' became one of the biggest-ever hits in Tamil cinema history. Ajith Kumar starred as Velu, a lowly pickpocket who happened to be a lookalike of feared underworld don Billa. After Billa was killed during a police chase, DSP Jayaprakash (Prabhu) persuaded Velu to impersonate the dead gangster in order to find out more about his criminal gang. This prequel takes us back to Billa's early years. Ajith Kumar returns to play David, an ordinary young man from the coastal region of South Tamil Nadu. The film explores the extraordinary journey David took to become the terrifying Billa. Filming took place in Goa, Hyderabad and in sub-zero temperatures in Georgia. Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Sudhanshu Pandey and Vidyut Jammwal all make their Tamil debuts in supporting roles.
Screenwriter: Chakri Toleti, Sarath Mandava, Jaffer Mohammad
You should see it because: Ajith Kumar takes another step on the way to superstardom after last year's hit, 'Mankatha'.
See it if you liked: Billa (2007), Aegan (2008), Mankatha (2011)