The Don is back

CAST: Ajith, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Meenakshi Dixit, Vidyut Jamwal

MUSIC: Yuvan Shankar Raja

DIRECTION: Chakri Toleti

The sequel nay the prequel for Ajith’s Billa is all set to hit the screens. Titled Billa 2 it is produced by IN Entertainment (India) Limited (INE) along with Wide Angle Creations, the production house led by Suresh Balaje and George Pius. Directed by Chakri Toleti, who had earlier helmed the Kamal Haasan-Mohanlal starrer Unnaipol Oruvan (remake of A Wednesday), the movie stars Ajith as Billa, the don again.

Says sources, ‘Billa 2 as it is not a sequel to Billa but a prequel on how David became Billa. Chakri has given Billa 2 an interesting tag line: Every man has a past, every Don, a history’.

Billa 2 has been shot over 103 days across Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Goa, Mumbai, Kashid and Gerogia.

Speaking about the film, Chakri says, ‘The producers have left no stone unturned in ensuring that the film got all the crew support it required to accomplish the vision behind the final product’.

‘Billa II is my second film and I wanted it to be different in every respect. When we hit upon the idea of coming up with a prequel to Billa, I was happy as it would be an original story – Billa was inspired by Don in Hindi. It was fun to work with the talented artists and technicians of the film. This is a story about a man who opposes himself. A typical Don’ film, the story has all the ingredients to succeed at the box office, he adds.

Yuvan Shankar Raja, who had also worked on the score of Billa, composed the soundtrack and score of Billa II, becoming his fifth project with Ajith. The album features six tracks, including one promotional video song.

A man who speaks less and wants his movies to do all talking, Ajith, says, ‘This is the first time a prequel to a popular film has been made in the Tamil film industry. I enjoyed playing the part of David Billa from a tender age. His transformation into a great don has to be seen to be believed. There are a number of noteworthy sequences in the film, but I enjoyed doing each and every scene.’

The Tamilnadu theatrical rights has been bought by Aascar Films and plans are on to release the movie this June.