Strangely other than Ajith, all the actors playing their lead roles will make their debut in Tamil roles. Parvathy Omanakuttan,who was crowned Miss India World in 2008, is making her feature film debut with Billa 2 and the Arab – Brazilian model Bruna is also playing an important character opposite villain Vidyut Jamwal in the movie. Written and directed by Chakri Toleti, Billa 2 was earlier supposed to have been directed by Vishnuvardhan who was replaced by Chakri.
Extensively shot in South India (Goa, Hyderabad) and Georgia, Billa 2 took about 6 months to complete from its commencement in July 2011. Although the movie was completed in December 2011, there were still post production works pending that extended the release date by another six months. The movie is also one of the first Indian movies to be shot using RED EPIC camera.
Billa 2′s soundtrack is composed by the Ajith regular Yuvan Shankar Raja. The songs were released on Ajith’s birthday, May 1, and immediately climbed the charts as soon as they were released. The six song album is distributed by Sony Music, the music label bought the rights at never before price, and has Billa’s theme music. RD Rajasekhar handles Billa’s cinematography and Suresh Urs is the editor.
Releasing this weekend to unprecedented anticipation levels set by Ajith fans and general movie going public, Billa 2 is also being released in Telugu as a dubbed version, David Billa.
Starring: Ajith Kumar, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jamwal, Sudhanshu Pandey
Direction: Chakri Toleti
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Production: Suresh Balaje, George Pius, Sunir Khetrapal