The wait is finally over. After making Ajith fans to wait with bated breath, here comes 'Billa 2', a prequel to Ajith's earlier hit 'Billa'. It is no doubt a stylish flick that talks about how David Billa, the don emerged. 'Billa 2' is a heady mix of raw action, deadly chases and revenge knots. Ajith carries the burden on his shoulders to deliver goods. Thanks to his screen presence, he manages to pull it off.
For hardcore Ajith fans, 'Billa 2' is a delight for they can see their favourite star as an invincible, unbeatable and stylish don. He sets off a new style trend with his looks and costumes. More a serious role with no tinge of humor, it is indeed a complex character ably handled by Ajith. He has very little to speak in the movie and lets his gun do all the talking.
Director Chakri Toleti has tried to ensure that the brand Billa doesn't suffer anywhere and carefully woven a story with some logic behind characterisations. But at places, it may look too alien for Tamil audience.
The rise of a Lankan refugee into an international don is what the story is all about. The movie is technically rich thanks to R D Rajasekar's cinematography, Selva's art and visual effects. The movie predominantly occurs in three places - Rameswaram, Goa and Georgia. Rajasekar has captured these places in different colors providing the right feel.
David Billa (Ajith) is a refugee from Lanka who seeks shelter at a camp in Rameswaram. An angry young man, David Billa raises voice against injustice meted out to the asylum-seekers by officials.
Meanwhile a conspiracy is hatched and David Billa is forced to do a job for a businessman with a motive to get him in trouble. But he accomplishes the task with utmost ease and soon comes across the underworld.
From here he starts climbing the ladder with his contacts after every assignment that he completes. He eventually meets Abbasi (Sudhanshu Pandey), an underworld don in Goa. Billa helps him out in a deal and wins his favor.
For one of Abbasi's deals Billa goes to Georgia where he meets a ruthless international don Demitri (Vidyuth Jamwal). They get acquainted that creates a rift between Abbasi and Billa.
A challenge is thrown by Billa to Abbasi and he starts building his own empire, which eventually results in Billa crossing swords with Demitri himself. The bloody battle begins in Goa and ends in Georgia.
Ajith is the heart and soul of the movie. He maintains the 'Billa' look and carries the role well. He speaks very little and they too end up as punch lines which would delight his fans. He has no peppy numbers to boast with or romance the heroine. Though a mass hero, Ajith has done what the character would have demanded from him.
Parvathy Omanakuttan appears brief in the film, as the daughter of Billa's sister. Sadly her character fails to get registered. Bruna Abdullah as Abbasi's ladylove who sides with David Billa looks hot.
Vidyut Jamwal is a stylish baddie for Tamil cinema. The actor with immense potential plays an international don and he has tried his best to fit the character. Sudhanshu Pandey with a typical Hindi accent plays a meaty role. Manoj K Jayan and Rahman appear briefly.
The movie relies heavily on Ajith. With a wafer-thin storyline, at places events unfold quickly to sustain our interest. Too much of bullets and heavy flow of blood take away the sheen one witnessed in 'Billa'.
The noteworthy feature of the movie is dialogues by Era Murugan and Jaffer Mohammed. With Ajith uttering them, these punch lines which do form part of the story go down well with the masses. Visual effects add strength to the stunt sequences. Especially the scenes set in Georgia in a snow-clad palace have been captured well by Rajasekhar.
A slick entertainer, the movie runs for just 129 minutes, thanks to editor Suresh Urs who has made it a quick tale.
Watch out for stunt master Rajasekar's brilliant work especially Ajith's escapade in Goa from a gang of baddies who attack him during a carnival. Also the climax wherein the actor leaps from a helicopter has been choreographed well.
Produced by Sunir Kheterpal, Suresh Balajee and George Pius, 'Billa 2' is a glossy and catchy flick with abundant action, sure to fulfill the appetite of Ajith fans.