Billa II Review – Frustratingly Bad
As far as we can tell, Tamil movie superstar Rajnikanth has led a stellar and dignified life except for two big follies.
Rajnikanth’s first folly happened sometime in 1979 or 1980, when he disgraced himself with his bad behavior at an airport in South India around the time of his nervous breakdown.
Rajni’s second folly is more recent and even more bizarre – when he blessed the remake of his 1980 blockbuster Billa with Ajith in the lead.
Of all the bad Tamil actors we’ve watched in over four decades, it’s safe to say that Ajith causes the greatest agony to serious lovers of Tamil cinema.
An eggregiously bad actor and seemingly bereft of any talent, Ajith gives the entire Tamil film industry a bad name. Ajith’s Aalwar was a box office disaster while Kireedom hardly set the box office on fire.
After enduring the unendurable Ajith’s Billa at the horrible Newark Screens theater in New Jersey on Friday, we felt the new Billa is not only no patch on the original but it’s a downright disgrace.
In fact, Ajith’s Billa is worse than even Azhagiya Tamil Magan. Not an easy achievement, when you consider that Azhagiya Tamil Magan was itself a lousy movie compared to Vijay’s previous movie Pokiri.
There’s much that has gone awry with Ajith’s Billa.
The worst piece of Billa was Ajith’s pathetic performance. Prancing about like a Korangu than a seasoned actor, Ajith looks wooden in most scenes. There’s absolutely no range in his emotions or his dialogue delivery.
One of the crucial scenes in the old Billa is when the Deputy Superintendent of Police (Balaji) convinces a street performer Rajappa (Rajnikanth) to impersonate the don after Billa’s death. That memorable scene was handled with great finesse by Rajnikanth but completely messed up by Ajith in the new Billa.
While the story of the new Billa – filmed mostly in Malaysia – broadly follows that of the old Billa, the remake’s story is disjointed with a careless screenplay that is frequently jarring. To put it succinctly, Billa is the eponymous story of a ruthless criminal and the efforts of the police to capture him and his gang.
Although a movie belonging to the action genre, much of what passes for action in Billa, whether the car chases, the killings or the fight scenes, are downright pedestrian and have been beaten to death in other movies. Hardly anything to write home about let alone savor.
Even the opening scene in Billa in the airport hangar was nothing extraordinary.
Adding to viewers’ agony in Ajith’s Billa are the two so-called actresses Nayantara and Namitha.
For much of the movie, Nayantara goes around wearing skimpy black attire and an ugly frown. And she looks bad in both. Nayantara is worse than Sripriya (in the old Billa) who was worse than Zeenat Aman in that 1978 Hindi film Don, which inspired the originalÂ Billa in 1980.
As for Namitha, who plays Billa’s moll, will someone please tell this fat tramp that a gravity-defying bosom is no substitute for acting. Her song-dance scene Naan Meendum in Billa inflicted heavy pain on our eye-balls and ear-drums.
None of the songs in the new Billa have any life or soul in them. The old Billa had three nice songs Iravum Pagalum, My Name is Billa and Veththalaya Potttendy.
The new Billa has not a single decent song. The Ajith version of Vethalaya Pottendy is a horror show lacking any semblance of grace or class. Our neighbors at the Newark Screens were laughing disdainfully at that bozo’s antics on the screen.
In the Seval Kodi song, Ajith looked ridiculous prancing about in jeans while everyone around him is dressed in religious garb. Is there no limit to nonsense?
Visually, the new Billa never rises to great heights. Like that recent ugly Sholay remake Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, Billa is mostly filmed in dim lighting giving this bad film a gloomy look overall.
If there is any saving grace in Billa, it must surely be in Prabhu’s performance as the Deputy Superintendent of Police. Prabhu (son of Sivaji Ganesan) has matured as a fine character actor over the years.
You know, Ajith is often referred to as the Ultimate Star.
But after watching his antics on screen in Billa and his other insufferable Tamil movies, we think it’s fair to call Ajith the Tamil film industry’s Ultimate Korangu.
Unless you are a mindless Ajith-fan, the new Billa is awful to endure, rotten to contemplate and unpleasant to narrate.
Perhaps, Rajnikanth will someday explain why he repaid the love and adoration of millions of his fans by giving his blessings to this torturous remake.
*****Below note added on December 23, 2007*****
It’s been nine days since Ajith’s Billa was released.
The big question now is whether Billa is a Flop, Ultimate Flop or a Super Hit at the box office.
Billa II Review – Frustratingly Bad
I saw the movie. It is really nice movie, worth to watch for 2hr30 min. Forget everthing, really superb.
Thanks to Ajith, Vishnu, Nirav Shah, Yuvan, really great job guys. Expecting more movies from you guys.
I think this above blog is posted by Vijay severe fan. All Tamil people knowing very Ajith only fit for Billa movie for Rajini. Also, its now running house full in most of the theatres world wide. Also, all are knows ‘Alagia Tamil Magan’ is flop movie of the year 2007. Please don’t compare with that film. In this year 2007 Billa only released most of theatres. Also running succesfully. Thanx to Rajini and Ajith for this super hit movie.
Who was the crap written such a review for a technically suave film BILLA. Anyway he might be a hardcore Some CRAP ACTor’S FAN.
OK, leave it thala guys.
Don’t bother about that reviewer who had SCRIBBLED something in agony.
And the comedy is that he is comparing the film with ATM. Hey man who are you, yaar? First, have u seen the movie?
The movie’s best thing is Ajith’s performance…Billa opened big next to Sivaji and also remourse are around that the response is more than Sivaji and wherther it will beat Sivaji’s record…but the person has compare this with the flop ATM.
If you think the above and below comments by Ajith’s fans reflect a poor knowledge of English and basic grammar, you should have seen their original versions! We have tried to keep much of the comments as close to the original as possible to give you a peek into the ‘quality’ of Ajith’s fan base.
you have to learn how to review a movie, if u dont have quality to give review , please shutup.
no more faith on searchIndia.com
Its totally idiotic comment actually i’m not a ajith after watching Billa i starts admire with ajith, he gave such great performance yaar, and then nayanthara really her costumes are very hot pa, and songs are really very very very good dudes and hearts off to vishnu vardhan he’s junior SHANKAR.
and then don’t compare this international standard movie with Great flop ATM.
I think this movie will break the records of Shivaji.
Hey don’t give like this false comments.
And then sorry for all thala fans dont bother about that comments
A couple of observations after readng your so-called review….
1. It clearly looks like the person whos written the review is an ardent vijay fan. Im extremely sorry for you & your sad state of affairs, and also for whatever you’ve been through all your life; Trust me, it has afflicted a serious damage to your mindset & your thinking.
2. Another thing i noticed is Rekha is either in her teens or not matured enough to be given a chance to comment. The level to which she’s got offended shows in her blog – tryin to take it too personal & targeting at their english rather than the issue at hand. Rekha, i’ve just got one message for you – PLEASE GROW UP.
3. Searchindia.com – pls shed the biased image & try giving a fair review. Theres just one nagging doubt – are u biased towards hindi films or vijay films.
1. If at all we have any bias, it’s in favor of good films.
2. Your insinuation that we are Vijay fans and hence biased against Ajith is a baseless and cretinous remark. Please read our Azhagiya Tamil Magan review.
3. If we find a book “Learn English in 30 days through Tamil”, we’ll be sure to send you a copy. You desperately need it.
Wow.. Clearly, the person who had written the review got what he wanted. That is attention. I bet that none of his blogs or reviews (why do you even say that?) got noticed much before and so he tried out what many desperate people might do.. come hard as possible against a person who has a big fan following and then sit back and take notice of himself getting noticed. Probably, this is the most interesting thread of all right now. Bravo. Congrats. But yours is a bit overdose of criticism, coming down on Ajith with personal remarks. Try to learn something called Ethics, you may not know what that means and so search and find it out. And oh, please, you think Pokkiri is a better Vijay film? Man, you seriously lack taste…
Best of luck in the future man, you definitely need a lot of ’em.
@ Rekha/ SearchIndia.com
What can i say about you miss? Another personal remark and this time its Ajith’s fans who are at the receiving end!! Well.. Hmmm… I just wanted to know how many times you read and reread your message to make sure that you did not make any errors in English or in its grammar before you posted it? Lol..
Anyway, cheers people. Have fun and at least try to be descent enough
Thanks for your elaborate comment.
Where did you go to school? Descent (as you’ve written above) is not the same as decent.
But how would you know that?
Wow!! You are pretty good at finding mistakes. I am amazed!! I went to a decent (did I get it right this time?) enough school anyway. But tell me, even if I had written it correctly (you got the meaning nonetheless) would you have understood? 🙂
Previously idiots used to fight for their favorite movie stars..Now they are fighting about the accuracy of their English and grammar..LOL!!
I am little disappointed by the comments from miss/mrs Rekha.if u dont mind,please dont make such comments.
Frankly to say I remember my school days,when my teacher used to find mistakes in my english essay.
Are you an English Teacher?Even if you are;it doesnt sounds too good for a comment here.
See,any language we learn was to communicate.
can you understand what the guys are writting,hope u can;
then why such comments?
Language is not a knowledge and i bet u even all native user’s of the language cannot master it.
Can u say that u r 100% perfect in ur english Skills?
And more importantly its a space for giving your views on BILLA.
Regarding the review on this blog,i can say only onething,its badly targetted on ajith,comparing him with korangu?
Rekha Please bear with my english Hmmmm……
1. Going by your above note, your English teacher did a pretty bad job. You are eligible for a full refund of your school fees.
2. Yes, we probably made a mistake in comparing Ajith’s antics on screen to a Korangu. Insulting to all Korangus because their antics are usually amusing. In contrast, Ajith is invariably a horror show on the screen. He seems to make little effort to improve in the illusory hope that charisma and an adoring fan base will compensate for his shortcomings.
Fortunately, there’s no dearth of good actors in Tamil movies. You just have to look beyond your favorites. If you want to see decent acting, there’s Prakash Raj, Vikram, Pasupathy, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Padmapriya, Navya Nair etc.
And what would you fight for Mr. Sriny? Toys perhaps!! Lol…
Watching Indian movies (Hindi or Tamil ), even if only for writing reviews, is actually an assault on your senses considering that most of them are nothing but utter garbage.
Billa stands out – it is a very good movie . You have often referred to Ajith as a mediocre actor in your earlier reviews and now as Ultimate Korangu , which is uncalled for as he is definitely not a bad actor to deserve such comments, though not in the league of Vikram or Kamal .
If this is your personal Blog then its your opinion, but since its a website (search India) you have to ensure that its a review and not your opinion. In other words highlight both the postives and negatives of the movie.
As of now your habit of panning each and every movie (not just Blla) has / will result in your website loosing its credibility. Its not always only Black and White, there are also grey shades but you have to keep your personal preferences aside to look at those .
If the review is your opinion and not a review, I respect that since you are entitled to your opinion (So am I ). Otherwise I totally disagree with the review.
Srinivas: Thanks for your thoughtful note.
We completely agree with your first sentence but have serious reservations about your second paragraph.
You are wrong to say we slam “each and every” Tamil movie in our reviews. We have enjoyed Mozhi, Sathum Podaathay, Anniyan, Kannathil Muthamittal etc and our reviews reflect that.
I mostly agree with your list of good actors except for one,that is,the over-rated Prakash Raj.I couldn’t tolerate even a single moment of his crude overacting in “Gilli”.After watching that film,I decided to cautiously avoid any other film in which he has a role.His name does not deserve to be in that list.
I am visiting this site for the first time and I am horrified to see ridiculously biased comments from a website on a movie which has come out to set a new trend in some aspect in Tamil film industry. How the hell does it matter if some moron in a pathetically ‘LOSER’ country laughs at a song in the movie? If the same imbecile eats things in a sewer (hope I got it decent/descent enough), will you also do the same?
I have not seen the movie but all the reviews I have heard range from Good to Excellent.
I’m sorry (infact I’m not) that I’ll have to leave this site for my own good and never come back again 🙂
1. By your own admission above, you have not seen Billa and you have only “heard” the reviews. Yet with all the confidence and arrogance of a retard, you describe Billa as “a movie which has come out to set a new trend in some aspect in Tamil film industry.” Go watch the movie first and then come and spill your guts here.
2. You don’t want to come back to SearchIndia.com, right? All we can say is Good Riddance. We don’t need lily-livered poltroons here who can’t stand tough scrutiny. If you can’t stand the heat (criticism), stay out of the kitchen or hang out at the Disney web site where you can read about Snow White, Cinderella etc. That should suit your mental age.
Are you the spearhead for those reviews(For Films).
Iam sorry that I mistook someone else is responsible for that and you are just checking our peoples english grammer.So u r the reviewer? Hatts OFF!!!!!!Nice work(ha ha ha……….)!!!!.
Kind Note:Pls check ur review which contains spelling mistakes(for ex: eggregiously).i feel embarrassed of correcting you(teacher),yet i do OK.
IMP Note:Have Ajith done something wrong to u !!!!!!
You always have the right to say ,that he/she was a bad/good Person/actor/etc but not to criticize(as u said(Korangu)).
I dont mind my english,As it was not my bread and butter!
But u mind ur language(i mean ur english).
And Try not to become an egregious bad writter.
Drunken writing like drunken driving is bad.
Wow, great! That really helps. It’s so soothing and thanks so much for suggesting snow white and cinderella (btw, how do you know all these?? hahaha, I gotcha). I’m happy to see a response which shows you are pitiously devoid of supporters. whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute! Did I say I will not come back? Hmmm, I’m here to stay.
OK, let me get to serious business. What do you know about criticism? or if I put it the right way, constructive criticism? Maybe you should go back to high school and revisit social science. It’s not about saying somebody is pathetic and mediocre but to show things where there is scope for improvement.
Mediocrity is all around us including ourselves, better you understand that. If not you may have to say good bye to this world instead of living with hauteur.
For someone who has not even seen Billa and has only “heard” of the reviews, you are making far too much noise. Stop your prattle. If you want to participate, watch the movie and then discuss. Otherwise, you are just wasting everyone’s time.
I missed another thing to say.
Seen ur list of Acting GREATS!!!
Prakashraj-Not a bad actor(but he constantly Overacts “ENna chellam Correct Ah”)
Pritivraj-Ok;Pasupathy-Ok;Sukumaran-Franlky i have ever heard about that fellow(malayalee aano EE mon)
I like NAvya(E kutty kollam;but her acting is monotonous nowadays)Still Ok.Padmapriya-Ok.
mostly all(except VIKRAM) u mentioned was not that great.
And hope ur favourite was PRAKASHRAJ.I too like him personally.
I thought u r bad in ur reviews(was it?) but ur selection too bad.
About ur comments on a_shyam41 ;
Again u had proved your Maturity Hahaha…..
Keep the flow.
Prithviraj Sukumaran is one person. Do you have a reading disability as well (besides drunken writing)?
Enough said and written about ‘Billa’ (except the following), frankly what do you people think about the film?
I think.. Very Good
Good point, Unchained.
You know how to provoke people with unlimited (heavy) sarcasm. Me enjoying it. Now reading this blog seems to be more entertaining then Billa.
I am sure that this blog is written by a [abusive term] … if i come across to see that guy i will sure cut his fingers for writing this..
More over that [abusive term] guy is another [abusive term] fan which is very clear from above
So, you want to cut off our fingers for writing this review?
You Filius Nullius, go back to your rat hole.
Absolutely what you pointed out was right.
For me;It was a drunken reading as well as writting here.
Also i know drunken driving is BAD and drunken writting(reading) too(But that DOESNT do GOOD here)
Moreover what to do dear,since i was reading your comments(Reviews).Manasillayo!!!!!
I think u too doing the same.
I wonder if at all you are a review writer or doing any anti publicity campaign for Billa! There is no harm in criticizing something to any extent. But what you have done is not criticizing, degrading.
Do you have senses? You seem totally unfit to be a journalist! Does it make any sense to “compete” with your readers?! In my lifetime I have never seen such a worst act by any journalist!
When you are going to criticize something, you are sure to receive brickbats and well bouquets for your work. But neither of it should be taken by you and you must continue your work in a best possible balanced manner.
Leaving all that, how could you so stupidly fight with your readers? Shouldn’t you be prepared to take any comments for your writing?
Please better look for any maid job near your house where you could keep fighting with other ladies near water tanks!!
Also you how could you compare on movie with another movie in your review? Even a amateur won’t do such a thing! You seem to be worser than them!
And you [abusive term], how dare could you make any personal remarks to someone in a review? What ethics do you posses?
I am very confident you won’t be a very good character of sorts in your real life too.
As Sigmund Freud says the work of a person reflects his/her personality!
I find it very true!
Freud would be rolling in his grave if only he could read your rant.
Anyways you are not going to be spared for making such a personal remark of Ajith.
I am taking screenshot of this page.
If this matter is taken up legally, you’d end up drying up your assets as the compensation.
Do you know how compensations are valued?!
Wait and watch for possible consequences.
I am planning to snowball this issue.
As our favorite cop “Dirty Harry” Callahan (Clint Eastwood) says: Go ahead, make my day.
Be cool and take it easy.
Consider this blog just as a case of entertainment.
Dont ever consider this as reviews made by a journalist.
And you know too know it.
“There is nothing to prevent an ordinary person from barking at a person of great importance so long as he tries to do no harm”.
You call yourself a review writer? You talk about the “quality” of ajith fans?? First, check the quality of your review. Written with a sole intention of defaming Ajit. Don’t blame his fans if you receive abuses from them. You deserve it! One thing you’ve done here is that you have generated a lotta traffic for ur site. U call em a monkey?! hw dare u [abusive rants] Hail Rajini, Hail Ajit, Hail Vikram, Hail Maddy… Hail Tamil Cinema!!
After reading your unedited note, we are convinced that you must be what scientists refer to as the ‘missing link’ between apes and humans.
u [abusive term] betta die!
As Mark Twain once said: Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.
missing linkâ€™ between apes and humans?? thats definitely you! abusive rants?? huh!! wat abt “korangu”?? u nimcompoop!
You dodo, the word is nincompoop. Not nimcompoop as you’ve written.
tpyo error u boo [abuse and more abuse] i dnt bother if u delete/edit ma comments. use ur knowledge on english to write honest reviews and nt one sided reviews like these!
Hanuman, only a nitwit like you would misspell the word typo.
have u read hindu’s review on billa? that’s a fair one.. nt urs.. urs is total boo shit! buuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeng!! Ur review sucks!!! sucks big tym! so do you! Quit writing reviews.. There are better writers around.. Dont eva think that it’s only you who knows the best English!
Thanks for your unsolicited advice on whether we should continue writing reviews.
Since we live 10,000 miles from the nearest Hindu publishing center, we don’t have access to the hardcopy version of the newspaper. Feel free to post a link to the Hindu review.
Its clear that u r a Vijay fan from the above review which u made.so it is not the right reviewâ€¦it is specially made for Vijay fans..they are only some thousandsâ€¦but world has countless number of people.
Another comment which u made Ajith as kuranguâ€¦.which clearly tells that u r selfish about Ajithâ€™s personality.man dont forget Ajith is the one personality which most of the heroes actually follow him as their role model.
Most of the audiences would have seen a film sounding technically and stylish only in songs.. But this is the only movie starting from the beginning till the end u cannot pinpoint any technical faults.
Man it is the only stylish film ever made in Tamil cinemaâ€¦so we specially people from Tamil Nadu have to be proud and must encourage directors like vishnuvardhan so we can see more stylish films in future.
How many days u r gonna watch the same genre of films.. Which has five songs,two fights scenes..countless punch dialogues,finally heros winningâ€¦its boring manâ€¦get updatedâ€¦
Dont behave like 90’s guyâ€¦.its 2000â€¦.
I have seen both Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Billaâ€¦
In ATM technically I found so many mistakes made..specially the camera movements were static in most of the shots.not even in songs.which reflected in editing.if there is not enough footages how the editor will work on.i think director got confused whether to make as usual commercial Vijay film or the main theme which concentrates on ESPâ€¦.most of the reviews in Tamil channels made it clearâ€¦u must have seen Madhans Thirai Parvai and Sugasini Pesumpadam..
Be true to yourself..Billa is an another mark for both Ajith and Tamil cinema..Which helps further taking Tamil cinema to the overseas.
We don’t agree with your points but you have a right to your opinion.
AFRAID TO POST MY COMMENT?
If you had not used all upper case, we’d have processed your previous comment faster. We had to take your text, put it in Word, change the case and then bring it back here. Hence there was a delay in processing your Ph.d Thesis on Billa and Ajith.
You can see your previous comment just above this comment.
Do not use all upper case in future…makes it difficult to read.
First of all, Who do you think you are? Are you the saviour of the Tamil Film Industry. You lack the Journalists’ Discipline.
Why keep on blaming everybody. Nayanthara is Worse than Sripriya. Sripriya is Worse than Zeenat. Ajit is Worse than Rajinikanth. Rajinikanth is Worse than Amitabh. Then, according to you, who is the best.
Is it ok if Goundamani or Senthil or Vadivelu dons the role of Billa.
Here comes your Newark Screen Bozos. Why did they go for the movie if they did not like the Actor. Ask them to watch few porns in their Video. It could have been much entertaining for them to watch with their family. Don’t ask them to go to watch BILLA again.
This film BILLA is really for Genuine Movie Lovers. And not for Korangu Writers like you.
Shall I comment about this BLOG..
It is KURANGU KAIYIL POOMALAI.
Good Bye for SearchIndia.com
After reading your note, we are not clear if you are an advocate for porn movies or a Billa fan. Your addled mind is hard to fathom.
Good to see Rekha respond to user’s comments fearlessly (whether good or bad)…This habit should be practiced more by other editors, reviewers and critics.
Hi Korangu (Rekha),
How do you feel it mam, Is it proud for you?
The same way other will also feel. I am not fan of anybody, but after your comments about Billa and conversations, i felt like watching the movie and been today morning. It is not a bad movie as you reviewed. Please go and watch Movie Billa, i guess you went to someother movie. It Ajith’s Billa ok.. Dont forget to ask for this.
Mentally retarded persons cannot review about a movie. But why the searchIndia.com is still keeping you? Better go in search of a mental hospital near by and take treatment, rather giving a stupid comment on movies.
Stop commenting on the viewer, I knew we are not so good in english, but people like you who know better english, also giving all stupid comment on a nice movie.
You earn by giving all studit comments, but think about the people who worked hard for this movie? Think about there pain… you will realise it.
Better stop commenting on any movies. And on actors also like karangu…. You better see your face in mirror, you can find who it is.
Were you always like this or did watching Billa affect you seriously?
Stick to some Tamil blogs in future. You’ll stand a better chance of making some sense.
I am not a stupid people like you people, commenting on viewer thought. Such a idiotic website it is.
Yesterday by seeing all your conversations with veiwer made me anger and serious, As i gave Rekha idea about Mental hospital, now have to send the whole team over there. Please do so.. And try to see other websites in the break, you can find it so good and not like yours…
I will surely watch some of the tamil blogs in future but not like your stupid reviews and I have sense. you team should go in search of sense, because what ever you give is non sense.
You write above: “I am not a stupid people like you people,…”
Where did you learn to write such literary gems?
As i said before i am not genious in english like you all. But i have some sense, and not like your team. Do you expect that all who comes to see your website should be a literature or a doctrate in english???????
Boss mind your own language and try to respect the viewers.
You write above: “Do you expect that all who comes to see your website should be a literature…”
Did you open your Christmas Champagne bottle early this year because you make no sense at all?
I have sense, see whether your team has… Good Bye..
Stupid website and stupid team.
For someone who thinks SearchIndia.com is a “Stupid website” (from your above comment), you seem to have developed a bizarre addiction to it.
Find a detox center and get rid of your addiction to SearchIndia.com.
Rekha -> the mother of all monkeys!! luv ya!!
Thank you, my son.
please make reviews with some sense….and also pls go and watch the movie…i think u cant watch for this full week because all are house full shows u ll not get ticket baby…try to make reviews after watching the moive…ATM better moive ah ah????? ur review is like a vijay tv’s lollu saba programme ore commedy…..ha ha ha..
When do you think you’ll learn to spell the word movie correctly? By the way, we watched Billa on the first day in New Jersey.
hey monkey!! who is ur fav. actor btw?
Definitely not you!
how much vijay paid to you inorder to review like this
Read our ATM Review for the answer, you clown.
if ajith is korangu what about your [abusive term] vijay.no word is there to express it
You racist blackguard. What are you? Snow White?
One of the finest movies we’ve seen lately is Johnny Depp’s new film: Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Are you unable to digest the success of BILLA?
Why do you bark at the sun. Its of no use. It is already a hit. (Super Hit).
Anyway, as per your words, you have watched the movie on the first day. Thank you for being a part of making the film a success by way of parting a few dollars from your pocket.
Of course, you have commented a lot about ATM, but it has not received much comments. But, when you criticise a really good movie, this is the amount of comments. Not only from Ajith Fans, but also from Genuine movie lovers.
One thing is for sure, you must understand. This is the way movies are being made here in Tamilnadu. Don’t bark sitting from a far away country where you went for begging other nations’ wealth.
If at all you want to go to movies, go and watch Johnny Depp’s movies and Will Smith’s movies. And try to suck their faults out. I doubt you don’t date to. Because you have been to their country for begging.
Hereafter do not write reviews about Tamil Movies. Let Billa be the last one.
(You may find fault in this writing too – Yes, I admit, I am drunk and writing) Publish this if you have the guts.
1. Going by your above verbal diarrhea, it seems our efforts to improve the “quality” of Ajith’s fan base are not making much headway. Have no fear. We’ll continue our relentless efforts to educate Ajith’s fan base about quality Tamil, Hindi & English movies.
2. We disagree with your point: “This is the way movies are being made here in Tamilnadu.” We’ve had the opportunity to watch fine Tamil movies like Ooty Varai Uravu (a superb old comedy), Mozhi, Sathum Podaathay, Anniyan and your favorite Pokiri etc. Billa just does not belong to the fine category.
3. Are you waiting for the dubbed (Tamil) version of Sweeney Todd?
I think Rekha-Korangu has used those indescent words in the Billa review. I couldnt beleive that How can a person running a public domain use a such utter words to describe a person. I think this website wouldnt allow such a words in future and should be removed now. Because this is not her walkway to spit her personals.
Something burning in you Rekha-Korangu? Cooollll buddy.
Do you think you’ll ever be able to write a sentence in English without making multiple mistakes?
I agree that my english is poor, but no one is going to kill me for my bad english. You are going to be killed for your bad behavior in the society. I could see from the earlier posts you were killed already. mmmm dead snake.
You hopelessly confused blockhead, am I going to be killed or am I already dead?
You say both in your above comment. Make up your mind, if you have one.
BTW, there is a considerable improvement in your English in this comment compared to your previous one. Who wrote this comment for you? Confess.
Good Business Rekha.
Atleast NOW u had some viewers for your site.
Hey! BILLA making Business HERE TOO!!!!!!
Good. But where is here too? India, U.K., New Zealand, Timbuktu, your village…?
1. Going by your above verbal diarrhea, it seems our efforts to improve the â€œqualityâ€ of Ajithâ€™s fan base are not making much headway. Have no fear. Weâ€™ll continue our relentless efforts to educate Ajithâ€™s fan base about quality Tamil, Hindi & English movies.
Its cool that your efforts are maneuvered to improve the “quality” of Ajith’s fan base. But I am afraid whether you have the “quality” of writing a review. We have a website (not a blog). If you want to learn about journalism and how to read reviews, please log on to http://www.webdunia.com and read Billa review in tamil.webdunia.com and enhance your writing SKILLS (Decency would be better word rather)
And we don’t do cheap stunts to attract more traffic to our website and it is a successful website for more than 7 years. Let us watch how long your website sustain. Or at least how long Rekha stick on to this website.
For your information, Billa is on UK TOP 10 after Sivaji. They are not nuts to list Billa in their TOP 10 without quality.
1. Good to know Billa is on (sic) U.K. Top 10. Hitler was quite popular among the Germans in his day. Did you know that?
2. What you have is a domain name. What we offer is a quality web site called SearchIndia.com. No surprise that your pea size brain can’t distinguish between the two.
Oh.. Thats Great to hear that you are calling the UK Top 10 a sick one. That really shows your cowardice towards accepting something universally accepted.
You might be happy only if it takes a place in Searchindia Top 10 (which is only for you and your sick viewers and of course your [filthy term] family members)
Are you sane while writing http://www.webdunia.com is a domain name. Are your computers working or else set property in your office.
Why don’t you mail me to learn from us how to browse a portal by typing the website address in a Browser. Let me teach you.
And top of all, you are calling yourself a quality website. Thanks for making me laughing out of my lungs.
http://www.webduia.com is a privileged one to provide contents to yahoo and hotmail. What the [filthy term], your website can give to those giants. Don’t bark at our success.
1. Dealing with feeble minds like yours presents multiple challenges.
You can’t write. That’s a proven fact. But now you are telling everyone that you can’t also read.
We did not refer to your UK Top 10 as Sick…We said sic, which has a different meaning. Use of the expression sic after a word means that it is reproduced exactly as in the original. So if you made a mistake (and you did) and we quote you verbatim and use sic in parenthesis, it means that the mistake was actually made by you and not by us. Of course, we are pessimistic that you will understand any of what we just explained. It would be nice if you made the effort, though.
2. You write: Are you sane while writing http://www.webdunia.com is a domain name. Are your computers working or else set property in your office…
Sarcasm is obviously lost on dolts like you.
Aah… Thats really Great that your fault-finding habits are never-ending.
Either, you find fault in the movie..
If the justifications are intelligent-enough and unanswerable by you, then finding fault in the Language of the User.
My presumption, you, monkeys as a team, sharing the work. one Woodenhead monkey finding fault with the picture and some other Literary monkey (sarcasm intended) finding fault with the Language of the User.
Good Work.. Try to stick on to Searchindia.com for their thrown peanuts. No other intelligent, sane employer would ever dare to appoint you.
Anyway, it was interesting to know that there are people like you too are given the chance to write. Poor Searchindia.com and their viewers.
I am afraid I will ever return to this again.
As usual, much of what you write makes no sense. How do you live with yourself? Must be really hard, right?
It’s been nine days since Ajith’s Billa was released.
The big question now is whether Billa is a Flop, Ultimate Flop or a Super Hit at the box office.
Billa is a Super Hit at the Box Office. It cannot be equal to Sivaji’s collection. But, we can say the Second Best of this Year movies. It can be equal to Pokkiri’s collection which was released this beginning of the year. Billa’s collection will cross Varalaru’s collection as per the Distributors opinion in all areas NSC, Chennai, Salem, Madurai, Trichy and Tirunelveli
[Abusive rant] so that let us see whether you can regain a bit of decency and treating your viewers.
hiii ….if you cant right proper…[abusive rant]
oh my god who is that rekha i am eager to meet her.
I read reviews for some of the movies. ATM, Billa, Sivaji. It is quite clear reviews are biased. Reviews claim that all the Hindi movies are good and Tamil movies are bad.
First of all in a review u shud be writtig only abt the movie not abt the actor personal.it is very bad that u have referred “Ultimate satr “.”king of opening”as korangu.he is a fentastic actor. Thats y he got 4 Film Fare awards. More than any actor of this generarion in South India. Some of the legendary actors like Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan Vikram Rajni and SRK even said tat Ajit is a fentastic actor. So it seems tat u r having some [abusive term]. Ajit is termed as “king of opening” by all the websites and producers and distributors and even by media. Billa has taken a fentastc opening all ovr the world. Ajit is better actor than Rajnikanth. Thats y he got “four film fare awards” Rajni got only one Filmare award and no national award. Ajit is sure to get national award in future.
You are wrong to say that we criticize all Tamil movies. We loved Mozhi, Sathum Podaathay, Anniyan, Kannathil Muthamittal, Pokiri etc
We do not say all Hindi movies are good. Most are bad. For instance, we said Aaja Nachle was not good but Taare Zameen Par is good.
It seems that you have some problm in ur brain. I have seen the movie twice it is really rocking. It has taken a fentastic opening in Madurai my home town.and also in suburbs. Ajit is truly a king of opening and ultimate star bcz his godfather grossed 55 crores more than Chandramukhi. Dont u read any magazines or papers. I am a MBA student I read lot of magazines. I read â€œBusiness Todayâ€ regularly. In that they have quoted Ajit is the â€œking of kollywoodâ€ because his villain groossed 30 crores more than that of â€œPadayappaâ€. Now Billa is grossing well it has opened in 350 screns wolrdwide. If u know Mathematics u just calculate how much it might have grossed in day one itself. Rajni movies release in Telegu version also. That’s why it is grossing more than Ajit movies. If u take Tamil version alone Ajit is the king. His Billa grossed 25 crores in just 5 days go ad read papers like Hindu, Indian Express and magazines like India Today, Business Today, Business World.â€Ajit is Sunâ€,â€Rajni is Tubelightâ€. Rajni dont have guts to enter politics. If he really has mass ask him to enter politics. Even Vijayakanth is better than Rajni.â€U may claim that in Tamil Nadu people dont know to differentiate between cinema and politics. Tamil Nadu politics is better than any other state like Bihar or UP.
Come on, Dilip. You are wrong to write (above) Ajit is Sun, Rajnikant is tubelight.
Everyone knows that in Tamil Nadu, Rajnikant is a bigger star than all the Ajith, Suryas, Vijays, Vijaykants etc put together.
Ajith’s Billa did not get Rs 25 crore in first five days. That is ridiculous. Even the producers of Billa denied it. Come on, Dilip. Get your facts right.
It is quite clear that you are provoking people. Funny i like your comedy. Where are you actualy residing.
Do you konw anything about Ajit’s stature and star power.Tamil people will not judge anyboby wrongly. Only those who are having tallent and those who deserve can go to top.That’s why Rajni became superstar after being rejected by kannada cinefield for his dark complexion. Ajit is unanimiously declared as”king of opening”not by his fans but by media ,news papers ,magazines, producers,distributors and even by his peer Vijay. Even Rajni and Kamal fans acept that Ajit has the biggest opening in kollywood. Even Anil Ambani of Adlabs said that in india only two stars have a commendable opening one is SRK and other is Ajit.
You said that you are 10000 miles away from hindu publishing center. OK how many miles you are away from web sites like Sify, Behindwoods, IndiaGlitz,cinesouth,galatta. If i send reviews of this website about the movie billa will you apologize for your bad rematks on the film.
Some of the above web sites you mentioned made a mistake in writing that Billa took in Rs 25 crore in the first five days. Even the producers of Billa denied that fact.
This is not only hurting Thala fans but also the Tamil audience who are neutral. This movie is really rocking. You said response to the movie is not good go to You Tube and type Billa theatre reponse then you will come to know about the reponse the world have given to Billa.
We are not hurting any fans. We usually see Ajith’s movies on the first day itself. But Billa is NOT rocking.
It is Rekha’s opinion not review.
i think this links will help you to know about the kind of opening ajit gets all over the world.This is the best source.But you deny even after this only god can help you.
Except the fourth link, the others do not deal with the performance of Billa. You are right on the fourth link, which talks of the impressive advance booking.
These are links from other website.this shows the opening of ajits billa is almost on par with sivaji.
The first link is irrelevant (talks about Rajni watching Billa).
These are some links to prove ajit is the “king of opening” in box office.This are from the websites which are common for any actors and for any cinefield in india.
u said in india there is no third party for movies collection at the boxoffice. Sify is good website for all the cinefields in india.
Some of the above links have nothing to do with Billa opening at all
1. First link is irrelevant about Ajith’s box office opening. It talks about Rajni watching Billa
2. Second link is irrelevant because it talks about Ajith showing Billa to Vijay
The other links you posted are relevant.
there are some more links that to prove ajit and rajni are almost par.
this shows the boxoffice collection of varallaru.and filmfare award ajit got for varallaru.
this link shows that ajit is the real king of opening in boxoffice.
Rajni and Ajith are not on par. No one will agree with you even in Tamil Nadu.
hi rekha there are some more links darling.this is important link darling.this shows billa is running in atleast 15 placesin USA succesfully.INCLUDING “BAYAREA and newjersey”.
Thats all i think you dont need anything more to prove that ajit is king of opening in tamil cinema.If not enough i show some great people talking about ajit in you tube.I too saw that link before itself “producer saying that ajit billa has not grossed 25 crores in 5 days but it grossed only three crores from 5 days”.It is nonsense even varalaaru has grossed 10 crores from tamilnadu in twodays”see the link”
Billa with high curiosity would have grossed atleast more than ten crores from tamilnadu itself.Then what about whole world collection.That is not producers opinion it is that websites useless opinion.
1. You are wrong. Billa is not running in New Jersey anymore. Try clicking on Buy Ticket icon..you will not get any showtimes.
2. Surely, Billa producer knows more than you when he denies the Rs 25 crore rumors.
Ajit and Rajni are on par in tamilnadu. I swear because i hail from tamilnadu.
Rajni is getting better of ajit only because of respone he get outside Tamilnadu ie in areas like andhrapradesh,newdelhi,bombay,kolkatta.But inside Tamilnadu and in bangalore “ajit is king of opening”.Atleast 50%of people will agree that ajit and rajni are on par in tamilnadu because i have many rajni fans are my friends.
Good to see you admit that overall Rajni is ahead of Ajith.
For instance, we can’t say Ajith is better in Coimbatore, Vijay is better in Katpadi, Surya is better in Tirunelveli, Madavan is better in Bangalore etc. It’s the overall combined draw of an actor that is important.
By that yardstick, Rajni is the only Tamil superstar with a sway in Tamil Nadu as well as outside the state..
In most of the areas rajni and ajit movie get equal opening like tamilnadu(ajit gets better opening),UK.US.MALAYSIA,SINGAPORE.only in “north india” rajni gets better opening because he acted in many hindi films.Everybody in tamilnadu knows ajit is very big star even rajni fans.MInd it ajit is only 37 years old.What was rajni,s acheivement when he was 37.I sent you many links i think that is enough.
You are wrong.
In New Jersey, the Billa crowd was nothing compared to Sivaji. Sivaji also ran in NJ theaters for a longer duration.
so you are not ready to accept any link i have given despite after all the proofs i have given you are stubborn and denying the fact.
Producers never said billa has not grossed 25 crores in 5 days send me that link it is only that website. Watch “Vijay tv tonight 10.30pm” They are giving box office reports of billa for the first week or illsend u the theatre reponse of billa in youtube and gallery about the grand opening ajit got.
You accept only some of the links are not relevant.But i say listen some of the links are about billa opening and some are about rajni talking about billa.”cool Even rajni fans have accepted billa as a good movie and ajit has performed very well”next ill send you the reviews of all the websites that is possible on the earth.This is the first review saying billa is not good.
Yes, Billa Producer Ananda L.Suresh has denied Billa collected Rs 25 crore in first five days.
See below link for Billa Producer L.Sureshâ€™s comment denying the report:
In tamilnadu ajit is getting big opening that’s what i said i have not said katpadi or coimbatore.only in north india rajni is getting opening better than rajni.
“NEW JERSEY”IS not the only place in world.75%%of the collections for tamil movie come from tamilnadu only 25% from outside.Which is bigger 75%or 25% so ajit is big star.
Our point is simple. Overall, Rajnikant is currently a much bigger star than Ajith.
I have proven that ajit is king of opening in tamil nadu by sending links so what all the websites say unanimosly.
I dont worry about what happens in newjersey.It took a fentastic opening in Tamilnadu and in madurai”billa released in 5 theatres” and in suburbs also 5 thetres “totally 10 theatres “sivaji only 8 thetres”.Everybody in Tamilnadu knows “ajit is king of opening” That is enough. I am saying “tamilnadu” as whole not “katpadi or coimbatore”
Let us not jump the gun. Let us wait and see if Billa can make more money than Sivaji in all centers combined.
In Tamilnadu “Billa released with 235 prints” and First day “billa”opend in 330 screens in tamilnadu alone.so multiply 330 with 1000(each screen will have minimum 1000 seats not like U.S. having only 250 seats).
So 330000. SO “330000” people watched the movie on first show by paying “100RS”. So cool ATLEAST 3.3 CRORES FROM FIRST SHOW ITSELF.OR SAY ATLEAST 1 CRORE FROM FIRST SHOW ITSELF.SO IT WOULD HAVE GROSSED 4 CRORES ON FIRST DAY FROM TAMILNADU ITSELF.THEN HOW IT WOULD HAVE GROSSED ONLY “3CRORES FROM THE FIRSTWEEK”. That’s what the producer says. It’s not actually the producer saying. It is actually the website entertainment india saying. It is utter waste.
It seems you are unwilling to accept comments of Billa producer denying the Rs 25 crore reports. You cannot reject the facts you dislike and accept only those facts you like. That doesn’t make for a rational argument.
Why are you fighting against [abusive rant]. These [abusive rant] will never accept that Ajith is Super and Billa is a Hit even when Jesus Christ descends and tells them. They will find fault even with Jesus Christ. Your arguments are genuine and unanswerable. Did you see them sticking on to their old arguments.
I ask [abusive rant] one question. Whether Ajith did any wrong to them. I am a good friend of Ajith. I love his perseverance. He is really superb. He is such a good human. He respects everyone and that included me and I too reciprocate the same.
These people are calling them Korangu and that is the greatest agony. [abusive rant & lengthy diatribe]
Dilip, they will be calm if you say, Billa is a utter flop and it has done nearly 100 crore loss to the Producer.
The Producer is of course is Ananda Suresh and the picture is bought by Pyramid Saimira on First Copy Basis. [abusive rant] I doubt whether they knew the business and the operations of Cinema Industry and what is happening here. Reading the mails and websites and stupid blogs may not help.
Dilip, you please do not mind these guys. Billa is already a hit and if you could give the proper references, then they will find fault with your English and the way of presentation.
As far everybody knows in Tamil Film Industry, even Ajith and Vijay are good friends. I wonder why Searchindia.com is behaving like this.
I pray God to forgive these Searchindia.com and especially Rekha to give peace of mind.
1. Whether you are a good friend of Ajith or Manorama or MGR or Marlon Brando is irrelevant to the subject of Is Billa a fine movie? We do not believe so. You think it’s a fine movie and that’s fine with us.
2. In your comments, you’ve repeatedly used filthy language against us (which we removed). So you are hardly in a position to advise others on what language they should use.
me being a diehard fan of ajit accept that ajit is fourth best actor after kamlahaasan,amitabhji,aamirkhan.will you accept that ajit is king of opening in yamilnadu atleast after all the proofs i have given.he is getting third biggest opening after rajni and srk in india.have u seen the thetre rsponse in link i sent.
1. Even if Ajith is a great opener (as you claim), that does not make him a great actor.
India once had a great opener called Sunil Gavaskar. But his slow pace of scoring was sheer agony to behold and removed the thrill of watching the match. In contrast, Kapil Dev’s aggressive stroke play was more enjoyable.
So, the point is who is a great opener is irrelevant. Which actor provides more joy to the viewer is what matters with us.
2. Amitabh Bachchan is not that great a Bollywood actor in our opinion. There are many Bollywood actors better than Amitabh like Nana Patekar, Irrfan Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Amir Khan, Om Puri, Akshaye Khanna. Amitabh is of course a bigger star.
i am a fan of ajit but i dont insult anybody by saying kurangu. Ajit has got four filmfare awards.so waht do yo say about his acting. i respect all actors.you said sachjid you should talk only about the film billa”then why the hell you hav talked about ajit and referd him as kurangu”
The reference to Korangu was in the context of Ajith’s lousy performance in Billa.
Here’s what we said in the review:
Prancing about like a Korangu than a seasoned actor, Ajith looks wooden in most scenes. Thereâ€™s absolutely no range in his emotions or his dialogue delivery….But after watching his antics on screen in Billa and his other insufferable Tamil movies, we think itâ€™s fair to call Ajith the Tamil film industryâ€™s Ultimate Korangu.
First you should understand difference between Hollywood movies and indian movies. Hollywood movies give importance to Characterisation and story.There the heroes dont have larger than life image.But it is different in indian cinefiled .BIg heroes cant experiment much.They have to stick to their image.The importance will be given only to the heroes and they have to be projected like demigods.
1. Dilip, that’s a good point – the best you’ve made so far.
And in your comment lies the principal source of frustration for us. To watch Bollywood and Kollywood actors repeat the same stuff ad nauseum, ad infinitum in movie after movie is sheer torture. There is no story most of the time.
Bollywood is starting to change, albeit slowly and you can see the result in movies like Taare Zameen Par, Cheeni Kum, Manorama Six Feet Under, Dus Kahaniyan, Johnny Gaaddar etc.
But the Tamil film industry is mostly stuck in a time warp with few exceptions. We consider even Mani Ratnam overrated. His last movie Guru was extraordinarily ordinary.
2. After watching plenty of Indian and Hollywood films, we remain convinced that most Indian stars can’t act.
Where are the star-actors like Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in Indian cinema? The few who can act in Indian cinema are definitely not stars.
To see Brando telling his brother in the cab:I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it. It was you, Charley in the movie On the Waterfront (1954) is a revelation. Love stories like Casablanca (1942) still exert a powerful draw over movie-goers. Who can ever forget Ingrid Bergman’s line – Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake – in Rick’s (Humphrey Bogart) saloon. We loved Johnny Depp’s new movie Sweeney Todd too.
3. But Indian movie fans are also unwilling to accept experimentation though we do see some stray signs of change.
Ajit is perfect combination of class and mass .i think that i have proved that with my links.
We disagree with you.
We believe Ajith is a crass act on screen. But he does seem to have an adoring fan base.
ajit vijay and surya are friends not rivals as you claimed.Even surya has acted as ajits fan in moie maayavi.
Your comment is plain ridiculous.
As you say Ajith, Vijay, Surya may be friends, but they are definitely rivals.
Tennis players Serena and Venus Williams are sisters but they are still rivals on the court.
First of all you should know and learn the meaning of “CRITIC”. Let me start from the scratch.
The word critic comes from the Greek – meaning a person who offers reasoned judgment or analysis, value judgment, interpretation, or observation.
Usually film critics working for newspapers, magazines, broadcast media, and online publications, mainly review new releases,and its been over a week you are after BILLA and Ajith’s fan…….and i am surprised to see such a biased and deragotry comments.
so try to give some constructive criticism like both good and bad about the movie…..rather than hurting everyone in your blog….
Thanks for ‘educating’ us on the meaning of critic.
1. We review both New and Old releases – Hindi, Tamil and English.
2. Sorry to disappoint you. But we found nothing good in Billa.
3. We believe our Billa review is an unbiased work unclouded by the passions that animate fans of Ajith.
4. If you think we are derogatory (and we are not), you should see the venomous filth that some Ajith/Billa fans are spewing at us!
[blah blah blah]
it is only you who is getting counter-attacks including filthy comments, and [abusive rant]…
[blah blah blah]
For Ajith, the followers will come for support. But who will come to support you.
[blah blah blah]
Look. Ajith is my Friend. And thats why I could not bear your comments. You can take it as if these messages are from Ajith’s office.
[blah blah blah]
1. You write above: You can take it as if these messages are from Ajith’s office.
So, is Ajith authorizing the filthy and vulgar messages that you are sending our way?
2. You write: Look. Ajith is my Friend.
You may consider Ajith your friend. Not surprising since most human beings like to bask in the glory or shadow of more successful people. But if Ajith considers a guttersnipe like you his friend, it’d reflect pretty poor taste in the film star considering the utter filth and garbage you write.
3. You write above: For Ajith, the followers will come for support. But who will come to support you.
We are not looking for any supporters here.
And you have made a wiser decision not to deal with a genius like me. That is good for you and your business.
You have clearly confessed and made me a winner over you.
Thanks and Good Bye.
We were almost beginning to miss you. Thanks for dropping by to say Hello.
Since you’ve indicated that you won’t be visiting us in future, in advance we’d like to Wish You a Very Happy New Year and all the best in the years ahead.
whom shall i address this to? search india or a certain MS rekha???? neways, whoever is gng thru this one kindly look out….. i had a query..
on what basis has rekha dear been appointed in your so called prestigious website???? to write reviews or scream her head out???????
seriously guys GET A LIFE!!!!!!
as soon as one goes thru this trail of crazy comments……one can easily make out that it is nothing but an outburst of emotions from Rekha’s end.. seems like she’s never been given a chance to SPEAK in her circle….. so her frustration gets vented out in this form!!!!
gal u need HELP, SERIOUS HELP!!!!!!
u may write reviews, even go to da extent of praising an actor’s performance personally… but not this!!!
This can’t be called a review in any sense of the word.. rather its just a piece of filth written by a certain ms rekha who surely holds some grave grudge against AJITH!!!!!!
i mean, wht has he done to u dear? even if u dont like his performance or prancing around like a KORANGU in ur terms, do u see the need to actually blow it out of proportion???? Its a review being read worlwide dear so u better hold ur horses!!!!!!!
I would seriously want ur parents to go thru all da holy crap tht u’ve written here and see wht they can do about it…
If THEY are normal (ATLEAST), u shud be given some serious advice coz this wont take u a long way if u plan to take up this profession as ur career!!!!!!!!
What a nice way to grab attention.. i’m sure ur frnds must be really enjoying thmselves….
Dear enough of making ppl laugh out their guts all over. Time to [abusive rant],sit up and act like a responsible person.
Though i knw wht reply i will get for this still i wanted to share a piece of my mind….
m damn sure tht either u will spit fire at me for such comments or go back to doing, what U THINK ur best at….
(TAKING OUT GRAMMATICAL AND LITERARY ERRORS!!!!!)As if we all are not participating in BLOGS but giving the IELTS or TOEFL exam!!!!!!!!!!
had enough of UR PRANCING AROUND DEAR. stop making a fool of urself..and GROW UPPPPP!!!!!!
1. You write: Though i knw wht reply i will get for this still i wanted to share a piece of my mind….
Don’t offer to share what you don’t have.
2. So you think if it’s a blog, one can write in Tamlish (the Ajith fans’ version of English)
3. We have no grudge against Ajith, the human being only against Ajith’s Korangu-like antics on screen.
4. You write: I would seriously want ur parents to go thru all da holy crap tht u’ve written here and see wht they can do about it… If THEY are normal (ATLEAST),…
Before you question whether our parents are normal, we’d like to ask you whether you know who your real parents are.
Perhaps you should realise this.
when you review a movie you talk about the overall acting, direction, songs, pros and cons.
you could say “Ajith’s acting was so bad that a korangu could have played the role to perfection”…
Talk of their performance
Not their charecter(How ever bad it is)
Billa was bad : I admit.
But ATM was worse.
At least the camera work was brilliant in billa..
And it was shorter(lesser agony)!!
so stop commenting on people. Start commenting on performances. However dumb and unrealistic the performances are..
So shut up about people!!
You are hurting a million ajith fans(I am NOT one of them) stil!!
1. As you can see (if only you could) from the below excerpts of our review, the use of the term Korangu with reference to Ajith was made only in the context of either Billa or his on screen antics in other movies.
Excerpts from the Review:
a) The worst piece of Billa was Ajithâ€™s pathetic performance. Prancing about like a Korangu than a seasoned actor, Ajith looks wooden in most scenes. Thereâ€™s absolutely no range in his emotions or his dialogue delivery.
b) But after watching his antics on screen in Billa and his other insufferable Tamil movies, we think itâ€™s fair to call Ajith the Tamil film industryâ€™s Ultimate Korangu.
2. We never spoke about Ajith’s character in the review.
First of all, let me congratulate you for posting some brave reviews (Not only includes Billa).
Like you I also got bored of watching stupid movies (includes both tamil and hindi) where love occupies the center stage. I had a view of all the review made by you and understood you have a higher benchmark to agree a movie to be good and that reflects in your review. Good keep it up.
Like other viewers say you are not biased to any hero. I also read your Alagiya Tamil magan review (worst movie of the year). These viewers are Ajith fans and thats why they don’t have the heart to accept their hero’s film as bad.
I am Rajinikanth and Surya fan. But I accept that Sivaji was disappointing and Vel as a bad movie. But both films are box office hit not only in Tamil nadu. That doesnâ€™t mean those are good movies.
Regarding Billa, I agree with your review. The film deserves your review. There is nothing special except for the style. There is no twist. That too in a compelled form.It was horrible to see Namitha in the screen. Ajith looked good but we were tired to see too many slow motions showing his walk followed by some foreigners.
Those scenes were like watching action reply in Cricket during runout decisions.
I disagree with only one thing.
That is the word “Ultimate korangu.” This is really harsh. He is one of the actors known for good looks. This is not the only instance. In Alagiya tamil magan review you said “Asingamana tamil magan” would have been a suitable title. Kindly rectify that.
The term Korangu or Ultimate Korangu was used in the context of Ajith’s non-acting on screen.
I can’t find your reviews for good movies like Chandramukhi, Gajini etc. Didn’t you see those? Looking forward to those.
We have seen both Chandramukhi & Gajini (as well as the Hollywood film Memento from which it draws inspiration)…just didn’t get around to reviewing them.
I’ve been an avid reader of your Web site these days, which I think provides a genuine way of reviewing–the exact way a movie should be reviewed (unlike the sun TV’s Top Ten or any Tamil weekly magazine review).
About Billa (2007): thank you for forewarning me! I chose to see Yevano Oruvan instead of Billa (2007); Yevano Oruvan is still another disappointment. I’m frustrated with the quality of Tamil movies being produced these days.
So long for now, I’ll however appear now and then in the future! Guys, you just rock!
A worst review by search india.
I have been reading your reviews about various movies.
Very few reviews are acceptable. Rest are just craps/shits.
You ppl are [abusive term] it seems. [Abusive rant].
Who gave u rights to use words like “Korangu” etc. [Abusive term]!!!
Get back to your rathole, you scumbag. You have every right to disagree with us on our Billa review but you have no right to use filthy abuse on this forum.
Hey guys lets take a chill pill alright I mean y unload so heavily on rekha who Im sure is head over heels for vijay n was paid by him [filthy rubbish] to put up this bad review. So lets just turn a blind eye on this crap review of hers coz we all know that Ajith n his movie billa is in no way affected by this coz its doing great business
I humbly request u with English blood in ur veins form ur dads side whose genes im sure u have inebriated to kindly pardon any lapse in my control over the English language coz unlike urs both of my parents r purely Indians.
1. You rabid mongrel. Were you born on the wrong side of the railroad tracks? Stick to the Billa review.
2. You stinking swine, you think we are biased in favor of Vijay? If you can read, try reading our Azhagiya Tamil Magan review. If you had any sense, you would have first read our ATM review and then commented. But you were too impatient and your restless fingers were itching to type some rubbish.
Thoughtless comments like yours serve no purpose. Our reviews are unbiased.
3. It’s whackos like you that give the Ajith fan-base a bad name.
Based on the number of filthy comments we received for our unbiased Billa Review, we feel there is a big pack of Sori Nayis among Tamil actor wannabe Ajithâ€™s fans.
Read the full post here.
oh wow so now little missy will educate the world and tell ppl whether they have brains or not!!!! hahahaha i guess tht must be the JOKE OF THE MILLENIUM…. neways nice to atleast try on ur part!!!!!
Dear instead of informing me that i dont have brains (according to u) chk out urs. Atleast i dnt need tht info from a mentally demented person like u( MS PEA BRAIN)!!!!!!
u say tamlish in a blog is not allowed??????
hahahaha excuse meeeee
nowhr can i see any remark put up by ur rubbish website or from ur blog tht we cant express ourselves in whichever way we feel like….
tell me one thing….
even if i were to tell ppl about my REAL PARENTS…..
why da hell wud i ever tell tht to u???? i dnt think m getting married to u am i???????
stop KIDDIN Around thts all i can say….time and agn
by da way my real prnts are known to me [abusive rant]
u call fans sorai nayis????/
if u really dislike ppl writing in tamlish and all why dont U JUST STOP VISITING THESE SITES!!!!!!!
and give us the much needed brk!!!!!!!
Yet another brainless twit and Ajith Fan frothing at the mouth.
Were you always like this or did watching Billa unhinge you?
brainless twit is it????
u knw a mentally demented person never accepts the fact that he is MAD!!!!!
i’m damn sure tht same is da case with U!!!!!!
watching BILLA unhinged me???? or writing about it unhinged u??? why do u even try to do something which ur not good at…..
u seem to be bent on making people believe that billa was a worthless and highly disastrous movie….
u have written wht u felt about the movie and people who felt otherwise have expressed their views too. so why cant u just take it like that???
if u go around writing rubbish about an actor who has a strong fan base, u r bound to get comments like these!!!!
u seem to be bent on proving ur point….
dear the world does not RUN ACCORDING TO UR WISHES DOES IT????
u do not rule da world so how can rule da people who are writing in this blog???
dnt even try..
try ur hand at something else.. maybe u would fare better off smwhr else… (why dont u try da villi roles in hindi serials???)
ur perfect for them, badmouthing and all…..
lets see if u can atleast live up to ur reputation thr…..
coz i feel a person like u can only talk rubbish and prove themselves NOWHR!!!!!
best of luck neways!!!!
Go and play with your dolls, you Kilpauk case. This blog is a forum to discuss Ajith’s Billa, not a forum to assist mentally challenged cretins like you.
As any sane reader can see from the 95+ comments above, we have no problems in accepting criticism. In fact, most of the comments are critical of our Billa review and that’s fine with us.
But we are not going to let clowns like you insult us on our blog through insane, vulgar, obscene or malicious remarks.
frothing at da mouth???
can u really see me from thr??? god u have an awesome sight i must say!!!!!
are thr too many dogs thr in da streets of USA nowadays?
coz i guess a SORI NAYI MUST have bitten u thts why ur spitting around like a madwoman!!!!!
go get urself vaccinated!!!!
We wish they’d put a statutory warning on the Billa admission tickets (just like they do on cigarette packs) that watching this movie can cause severe damage to your mental health.
After reading your insane comments, we’re even more convinced of the need for such a statutory warning on the Billa movie tickets.
Perhaps then you’d have been spared this affliction that is now melting your brains.
“We wish theyâ€™d put a statutory warning on the Billa admission tickets (just like they do on cigarette packs) that watching this movie can cause severe damage to your mental health.”
Please put this warning at the homepage of this portal (and at the top of every page/review!)
Viraajan, it seems like you are beginning to grow up. At least, there is no filthy abuse in your latest comment.
Stop writing similar kind of nonsense about a sincere actor in future.
Ajith is a “sincere actor”?
Sure, Hitler was serious about the Jewish Question, Bush was sincere about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Paris Hilton is sincere about art, Stalin was serious about the Kulaks, and Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt are sincere about staying out of trouble.
Ajith’s Billa is one of the worst movies we’ve seen in a long time. And Ajith is a stranger to the notion of acting.
One one of my web surfing trips i came across this site. N i am amazed at the war over a movie. I watched billa. I am no ajith fan, but i was amazed at the suave manner in which the movie was taken. Granted it is not as hilarious as the original rajini version. But this movie, while retaining the plot, was just a much cooler version of the original.
i dun think ajith did a bad job. in fact it was a mature restrained performance from him. nothing over the top which he is sometimes prone to do. think aalwar.
i have seen the comments from Search.India. You guys dun seem to have any ounce of diplomacy and warring with ure readers n dismissing them with you insults just seems really immature. surely this is not the best way to promote your views on the movie. N i hardly think your reviews are unbiased as you so quaintly claim.
i have read through most of your reviews and if it contains an actor or actress u dun like, u tend to diss the movie. i noticed that for jothika movies and ajith movies. mebbe you should the accept the criticism thrown at you or respond in a positive manner as opposed to the crude insults u sling back.
do not claim to be all things indians and more cos this site is an embarrassment to indians.
You semi-literate ignoramus.
You can’t write a simple sentence in English and yet you have the audacious temerity to describe our site as an embarrassment to Indians and dare to discuss things that are obviously beyond your feeble mind.
If you think the new Billa was a “suave” movie and that Ajith threw in a “mature restrained performance” performance, maybe ought to get out of your sewer more often. There is a big world beyond your sewer pipe. Billa is a joke and Ajith’s performance an embarrassment to the world of cinema. Even by the lowly standard of most Tamil movies, Billa is egregiously bad.
Sure, compared to your bathroom acting and singing, Ajith may stand out as an actor. But that’s hardly a standard of reference. Have you heard of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Pasupathy, Meryl Streep, Konkona Sen-Sharma, Jodie Foster, Nana Patekar, Balaiah (yesteryear Tamil comedian) or Irrfan Khan. They are actors. Ajith is just a lucky star surviving on the adulation of moonstruck nitwits like you.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, On the Waterfront, Panâ€™s Labyrinth (Spanish), Anniyan, Sholay, Blame it on Fidel, Taare Zameen Par, Last King of Scotland – these are a few exceptional movies that you ought to watch before you shoot off your spittle on unwary readers.
Now be off and go play with your dolls. This is a forum for adults, not a forum for “have mouth, will spit my saliva” cretins like you.
We have long held the view that when we are abused, we are not turning the other cheek.
We forgot to add two other fine movies Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Eastern Promises.
you are claiming ajit a bad actor and billa a bad movie.one of your opinion failed miserably that billa is a bad movie bcz it turned out to be biggest blockbuster in ajit carrear and in tamil cinefiled history.
your second opinion that ajit a bad actor is also a big joke. you said that taare zammen par is a fentastic movie and aamir did a good job see this “whom do aamir prefers if this movie has to be remade in tamil” it is none other than AJITH.
so all the big actors in indian cine filed has said ajit a great actor.it seems this rekha knows more than those grest actors.
In the link you posted above, Ajith essentially confesses his inability to do as good a job as Aamir Khan.
Great going guys ,I have never seen such an untalented person than Ajith in my life , just puts a lot of unwanted expressions in and not even a slight eye twinkle in the right way .But hey people (not you search india guys), I am not an ardent Vijay fan for your kind information and i will say Vijay is holding on the rope just that he dances well he too is not that great ,, ok guys keep posting all those encouraging reviews , by the way read the review on MOZHI , that was very apt ,,thats it love ya searchindia guys.
your review is a grand garbage billa went international it is to be premeried in cannes film festival ok.so you r wastre. it also turned out ot be big blockbuster which you do not accept anyway.
For an idiot who can’t spell the word waste (see your comment above), you bray too much.
Please see below:
Ultimate Koranguâ€™s Billa for Cannes? – What a Shame!
You are rough and tough. God save your husband, if you are married or if you ever get married. But surely, it won’t be Ajit. Though if your comments are justified, which you say they do, then ajit ‘the Ultimate Korangu’ will be the right husband for you.
If Billa is a hit, that is what ultimately matters.
We should know,
There can always be diffrence of opinion. Some People like Kamal Hasan more than Rajnikanth and vice versa. Some prefer Mohanlal than Mamooty and vice versa. So if ajit is liked by his fans, then why hurt their sentiments. Value other’s sentiments if you have a heart. Say your opinion, but the way you put it, is not the right way. If you say honestly and put bluntly to your mother that she is very ugly will she like it.
You abusive skills are fantastic and will help in attracting attention of readers and neighbours and ruining your life.
Your above comment is Total Rubbish. Is it abusing if we call a spade a spade? We do not abuse anyone here.
See what I said hurts as I was honest and truth always hurts that is the reason you respond in such a way. In your words called a spade a spade but see you did not like and rubbish it. But truth cannot change.
If you were not abusing everyone as yet then God save us all.
By the way, Rekha is a nice name.
you wrote”Rajnikanth will someday explain why he repaid the love and adoration of millions of his fans by giving his blessings to this torturous remake”.he has not came with any statemnts like that till now.what will you do if he does not come out with any statemnt like that in future will you stop criticising ajit movies and chop your fingers and pluck your tongue.
You stupid mongrel. You write above: will you … chop your fingers and pluck your tongue
Have you completely lost your marbles, you dickhead? We don’t know why we even waste our time on blithering idiots like you. This is a forum for discussing Tamil/Hindi/English movies, book reviews, IT news etc. NOT a butcher’s shop to discuss chopping fingers or plucking out tongues. Get lost, scumbag.
Cut the trash talk and use of abusive language. If you are that desperate to use filthy language, we suggest you turn your venmous, foul outburst toward your parents, siblings, spouse or children. This is a forum to discuss Tamil/Hindi/English movie reviews, book reviews, IT news etc. Comprende?
paruppu madhiri review yeluthadha… un paruppu inga vegathu…
Billa is a good film. Technically it became very well. I am not an Ajith fan but I liked him and it very much. I think the critic is hate Ajith. This critisism is a big blunder. He is trying to harrassing him.
Billa is a blot on the face of Tamil cinema. Hardly a great technical feat. Ajith just can’t act. Period.
BTW, SI, I just thought I should say this, Your behaviour has been extraordinarily restrained considering the level of abuses these Ajith worshippers have levelled at you,and worse,the bad grammar,and worse spelling which they use. Guys,Can you just check what you type?
You write: Your behaviour has been extraordinarily restrained considering the level of abuses these Ajith worshippers have levelled at you,and worse,the bad grammar,and worse spelling which they use.
If we were to get agitated over every epileptic korangu fan of matu-vandi drivers, kudre-vandi drivers, autorickshaw drivers, cycle-rickshaw drivers or race-car drivers, we’d have developed ulcers aeons back.
Really great review Rekha, i’m no fan of Vijay or an hater of Ajith, but seriously this movie was one of the few films that put me to sleep by the time of Interval, and had me puking after the show.
The movie was screaming with every second its intentions of trying to be sleek n’ stylish like a Hollywood movie, but ended up as a mere wannabe. Pure amateur effort.
And people, walking with black suited henchmen behind your back like an Armani parade does not make a movie stylish. The Sports-car used in the movie was obviously purchased from a ‘KAILANGKADAI’ and remodeled.
Any person who is used to watching a bit of Hollywood movies would definitely hate this movie. I really loved this review, i savored each n every word of it Rekha. It’s great reading when a bad movie like Billa gets its due.
And btw, the climax was directly lifted from ‘THE RECRUIT’.
The movie sucked, and only now have I realized how kiddish n amateur Ajith’s fans are, though I personally respect Ajith despite his bad performance in the movie.
With movies like Billa, Singh is Kinng, Chandni Chowk to China, Kambhakkht Ishq et al, we are tempted to think Indians (in India, that is 😉 ) get the movies they deserve.
And to say abt ajith, this guy is useless as an actor but a good racer and he has many fans from age 16-24 but he does not have a good family audience like Vijay, his films run well for a week because of his young fans and after that there will be no family audience to watch his crap movies..
His fans are the most amateurish and the worst behaving fans..
Let’s see how Asal turns out.
i have no hopes of ASAL being good because the director Saran’s recently release film “MODHI VILAIYADU” acted by Vinay (Unnnale Unnale) bombed at the box office and also didn’t impress the critics.This film didn’t run for a week in Taminadu and i am sure even ASAL will be a crap .
BTW, In US KANTHASWAMY is releasing in 25 screens and the telugu version Mallanna is releasing in 20 screens .
We don’t think Modhi Vilaiyadu made it here.
Vinay’s Pinale Pinnale was a big yawn.
I happened to see this movie today!!
and i whole-heartedly agree with you!!
This movie is sufficient for any person to be put off from all movies of Ajith if he is shown this unbelievable nonsense masquerading on the screen!!
What an unworthy piece of crap!!
As you said, the scene where Prabhu convinces Ajith to act as Billa was totally slaughtered by the Thala!!
I started to wonder how he has such a huge fanbase after seeing his non-acting is this movie 😉
Some people claim it was a big hit in Tamil Nadu.
We’re not surprised. A lot of takers for crap in that state.
The reason majority of the people liked this unfathomable stuff is laughably silly. They say it is the most stylish Tamil film made till date.
And many found favour with the Ultimate Thala’s dressing & acting 😉
Also most of the viewers wet their undies at the mere sight of actresses like Namitha & Nayanthara. 😉