Saturday, December 15, 2007

Billa --> Oru Kannottam

Banner : Ananda Pictures
Cast : Ajithkumar, Nayanthara, Namitha, Prabhu, Rahman, Santhanam matrum palar...
Direction : Vishnuvardhan
Production : L Suresh
Muzik : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Film Certification : U/A
My Certification : U/A
Post Certification : U/A

Billa... What to say about this film??? I was absolutely flammoxed at the end of the film and just am waiting for the day when I can get to see the movie again.. Such is the class of the film... And, there is absolutely no exaggeration in whatever I tell here. Also, I am not at all responsible if the film doesnt impress you..

Coming to the review, there is nothing new in the story basically, because it is an out and out remake of the original film Billa starring Rajnikanth which in turn was a remake of Don starring AB.. So, this film created a lot of expectations among fans, particularly Ranji fans, because they really expected the movie to be on par with the original Billa.. And, the good news is that, Billa 2007 is as good as the original version and I dare say that Ajith has really shown his class by bringing out a splendid performance which will be remembered as long as the role of Rajni was remembered. The film starts of in the same fashion as the older one, except for a few changes here and there... Ajith has come up with an out and out rocking performance as Billa and he must have indeed made Rajni proud... Also, the style, the mannerisms and the expressions that he renders to the audience are a perfect treat to watch... Also, the most important and amazing fact is that, Ajith doesnt speak a word for the first 15 mins of the film... The first word that he speaks is "Checkmate" and this shows the professionalism of the film and the actor.
Ajith has donned 2 very different characters in this film.. One is the seriously shrewd Billa and the other is the simply jovial and guy with a dont care attitude, Velu.. The other Ajith is very spontaneous in the comedy scenes with Prabhu and Santhanam and the scenes simply tickle every nerves... Prabhu, as the DSP, does a decent enough job and handles his character with a certain amount of disdain... He is also too good in his acting and mixed with a good sense of humour. Rahman does the role of Jagdish and he has also done his small part well..

It is really pleasing to watch a gorgeous Namitha in this movie as CJ, Billa's girl friend. She is absolutely glamorous as always and her expressions are far improved than it was in her previous movies.
And, not to forget the role of Sripriya which has been done by the beautiful Nayanthara who has given her best in this film... She is particularly stunning in the stunt scenes and truely shows that she has done a lot of homework for this film...
The film is absolutely sexy as a whole and is also thoroughly professional and resembles a Hollywood film in every scene!!! The true fact is that, the film is completely full of Black & White and one can see some other color only in some songs which in itself shows a Hollywood touch. Some of the scenes which resembles a Hollywood touch starring Ajith and Nayanthara are:

So, overall, Billa 2007 steals all hearts with its sheer class and grandeur and will prove to be an absolute treat to all Ajith as well as Rajni fans, in fact, a good treat to all movie buffs...

Billa and Billa 07:

Rajnikanth - Ajithkumar
Sripriya - Nayanthara
Helen - Namitha
Major Sundarrajan - Rahman
Balaji - Prabhu

"+":
* Ultimate star Ajith proves to be the biggest plus in this film.. Almost prefectly matches the role.. No other hero could have done any more justice to this role..
* Stunt scenes have been shot particularly well.. Imagine a film where even a heroine like Nayanthara has done her stunt scenes superbly well and also without dupe(I hope)
* Cinematography is amazing and the song My name is Billa stands testimony to the wonderful cinematography
* The remixes My name is Billa and Vethalaya Pottendi rock like anything and is an absolute treat to Ajith fans
* Prabhu does his role with finesse and also shows both wit and humour in his acting

"-":
* The story could have been slightly modified so as to send the audience to the edge of their seats
* The muzik could have been a little better although the BGM rock!!!

Overall, a film with power packed performances with professionalism and sheer grandeur makes it a sleek entertainer and a big success in all centers.

Billa --> Checkmate to all other films!!!

Rating : 8/10

P.S. If I have left out any more positives, you can very well make a note of it in the comments section cos I am still not out of the Billa mania...!!!

26 comments:

priya said...

characters comparison la u hav exchanged balaji n prabhu..nice to see tat ajith has given a wondergul performance..hope tat this film is a break in his career..as for the positives i wil see the film n comment..first time u hav praised namitha i guess..

thileep said...

cm on man.. wat abt de attitude of ajith .. u shud have said dat.. and also de cinematography..

arvind said...

no idea abt the film but it has created huge xpectations..vetri theatre is opposite to my gym...and knw wat ppl start arriving from 5.30 am to watch the film..hope it continues...

Dogastray said...

Awesome flick dude .. and again my area roXXXX !!! thought u would put the list of punch dialogues !!!

Oru Thala thaa !!! Ajith !!!
Billa --- Hit of the Year 2007

P.S : is still Vijay alive !!

jawash said...

waiting to watch this one...

got any extra ticketS???

Aravindh said...

Ajith is back with a bang.

Vijay please stop using 3 or 2 fullstops for each sentence ending. Be a professional blogger.

Santhosh kumar.S said...

seems that it made a grand success....going to watch this film in the coming week....

raghavendran said...

Thats a nice 'kannottam' da....!
Gud Narration and better use of stills to justify ur comment.

That surprising to see VIJAY praising AJITH'S film and longing to watch the movie again...:D

Acc. to guru's rating ur 'billa review' post has got 8.1/10 points.

Jayashri said...

good write up da..probably will c the movie some time in next week...i blv a good treat for ajith fans...overall

Swaminathan said...

a classy review machi.. u r always at ur best when u write review of any movie i m really a great fan of u when it comes to reviews.. whenever u write reviews i first admire ur usage of rare words and ur standard of english.. hats off to u.. s i too heard that billa is super.. i m going to watch the film after exam.. continue ur good work..

Deepak said...

tat was a nice review mac.wel Ajith has done the job.Billa Mania s on peak..p.s(Atleast for now).

harish said...

a good film has come out with a bang!! after shivaji...

" i love wild cats" any one remember this??

Raghuveeran said...

Sharuk's Don beats Ajith's billa in every aspect(9:1 ratio)...

Ravikumar said...

good review da.. am yet to see the movie

boobu said...

nice to hear thala gave a good movie.
will watch it soon.
good description.

Am Prasi... said...

hi da... great description about the movie... waiting to watch it!!! :)

rajesh said...

hi buddy..i think this movie was not as great as hindi version don 2006...... if any body has seen hindi version he would surely know.....ajiths acting is not at all comparable to shahrukhs performance in hindi version don.....even the screen play is bit boring here and there....where as hindi version don was completely entertaining.....farhan akhtar one of the best director in bollywood...has directed the film

raghavag said...

gud narration keep it up

Ram said...

HI,
first time here, ajith has done decent, but the film is not upto mark, still DON 2006 is da best. Am not a fan of SRK but the style of that film is missing here, wud have been better if ajith dint have his mild pot belly and done some other things instead of walking like a ramp model

Bharath said...

Good Job Vijay I have been following your reviews and its a wonderful piece work...!!I would say Billa is a very good movie in all aspects from story,style and advancements,blah blah...watever...But if u are a movie buff and if u hav watched all the previous versions..i would say "Billa is not a big hit as expected or its next to bad"..Don is the best.!! It stands much heigher above Billa...I wouldn't blame Ajith he had done his part well... And i would say he is not used to the fullest extend possi...!!! The director could've done much better..!! He could've made the movie with few more surprising twists as in DON... Comparing to Ajith and Rajini..the difference comes in the second charecter where rajini outplays ajith in all aspects...!! I would say its ajith's try to establish himself as the next superstar but i think he is less successful...!! Am one of the craziest fan of ajith from my early schooldays unlike others and i am disappointed with the movie...!!!

deepa said...

hmm.. upto thalaivar's ranks?! guess i gotta watch it..

Jeevan said...

I am looking to watching this film particularly for the picturesque and the action sequence. Nayan is so hot;) hope the screenplay doesn’t show the same old Billa, I happen to know the original Rajini’s Billa was on some channel in weekend 2 or 3 times.

Vinod said...

If anyone thinks that Billa is better than SRK Don then that person is completely out of mind. Don is far far better than Billa for many reasons.
1. SRK is the hero and Ajith is nothing compared to SRK
2. Hindi version is better than this in style and many other factors.
3. Music of Don is better.
4. They tried something different by changing the story but here the story remains the same. Why should the good one always live? I gues its just movie and they can try something different.
5. The acting of SRK and the other actors in Don was really good and in Billa its not like that.
I think I can go on telling. Well those who think Billa better than Don have lost their mind.

Nice review da.

Ravikumar said...

good review da.... Billa rockz!!!!!!
A life for Ajith.......

Anonymous said...

hey nice review!!!!!!billa is amazing....ajith rocks!!!! nice post!!- swetha

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