Ajith’s Billa – Flop, Ultimate Flop or Super Hit?

Billa II Review – Frustratingly Bad

The big question on most Tamil movie lovers’ minds must surely be whether Ajith’s Billa is a FlopUltimate Flop or a Super Hit at the box office.

There has been a lot of comparison between the new Billa and Rajnikant’s mega hit Sivaji with some over-enthusiastic folks erroneously claiming that Billa made Rs 25 crore (about $6.25 million) in just the first five days. What baloney!

The skeptics may question whether Billa has lived up to its hype.

Compared to Sivaji, we just did not witness the same high enthusiasm-level for Billa inside the movie hall even on the first day before, during or after the movie.

There’s also not the same all-round buzz about Ajith’s Billa that one noticed with Sivaji.

But that’s no surprise. After all, Ajith is just a poor man’s Rajnikant. You can’t compare the glorious Sun to a Philips 40w bulb.

Ajith lacks the stature, skills and charisma of Tamil Nadu’s sole superstar – Rajnikant.

What Shahrukh Khan is to Bollywood, Rajnikant is to Tamil movies after multiplying by 100.

Besides the enthusiasm and buzz issues around Billa, other disturbing questions crop up.

New Jersey, New York and Virginia have a fairly large Tamil population. So, why is Billa not running in the New Jersey/New York or Virginia Indian pockets anymore?

Surely, if Billa had proved popular with audiences wouldn’t the movie have run longer at these theaters just like in the Bay Area?

We have seen some comments on Vijay fans’ sites that Billa is a flop. But can we give credence to such reports? Probably not.

In any case, Ajith’s fans would certainly describe the new Billa as a phenomenal success while fans of rival actors like Vijay and Surya would tend to downplay its performance at the box office.

Of course, if Billa does turn out to be a flop or even an ultimate flop we won’t be surprised. And much of the blame would and should rest at Ajith’s feet for doing such a bloody awful job in Billa.

Even after acting in nearly four dozen movies, Ajith Kumar seems to struggle to come to grips with the basics of acting.

We thought the young boy Darsheel Safary, who played a dyslectic kid in Aamir Khan’s new movie Taare Zameen Par, did a far superior job than Ajith by orders of magnitude.

Of course, the 11-year-old kid must have worked much harder than the 36-year-old Ajith.

Besides Ajith’s ham-handed attempts at acting, the new Billa also suffers from a poor screenplay and has the ugly feel of a rush job not a slick job.

Hey, notwithstanding all its weaknesses Ajith’s Billa may even turn out to be a super hit. Who knows.

Like millions of Tamil movie fans, we would love to know the real fate of Billa at the box office.

Of course, in the absence of independent and reliable third party box office data it’s difficult for us to conclusively answer the question – whether Billa is a FlopUltimate Flop or a Super Hit at the box office.

Ultimately we suppose only the distributors would have the hard data on the fate of Billa and its talentless Ultimate Star Ajith.

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56 Responses to "Ajith’s Billa – Flop, Ultimate Flop or Super Hit?"

  1. dilip   December 24, 2007 at 7:01 am

    hi Rekha

    It seems that you are stubborn enough to deny the fact. Who said Rajni is above all and there is nobody to oppose him in tamilnadu.This is a fact before 10 years.But do you ever no what happened in tamilnadu.He got name and fame acting in tamil movies but he is greatful to karnataka.This has been realised by most of the people and fans of Kamlhaasan and vijayakanth are opposers of rajnikanth.Thats why his baba flopped miserably.After that his carrear was in disarray his movie chandramukhi became big hit only because of jothika acting and sivaji become hit because of shankars direction.Ask him to act two movies a year let us see what happens.He just creates a huge hype before every movie release and his mindless fans watch movie atleast ten times thats why his movies are becoming big hits.My friend who is rajni fan has spent 1000 rs for watching sivaji.MOvie must grooss well beause of common audienc not becuase of fans alone.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Producers are not fools to pay Rajnikant Rs 25 cr-Rs 35 cr. Rajni is the biggest star in Tamil Nadu. You are living in Dreamland.

  2. dilip   December 24, 2007 at 7:06 am


    Let us give you some datas.It seema that you are residing in US and you dont know anything about Tamilnadu or india.Rajnis padayappa grossed 40 crores including tamil and telegu version.Padayppa grossed 26 crores from Tamil version alone But Vaali which was relesed at the same time grossed 20 crores from tamil version alone so he started to step in to rajini’s shoes.chandramukhi groosed 50 crores from tamil version and godfather grossd 55 crores from tamil version.sivaji grossed 110 crores from tamil version Billa is set to break that please if you cant refer magazines go to google and type “top grossing tamil movies”.

  3. dilip   December 24, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Hi rekha first of all you are saying all the magazines,media,newspapers in india and tamilnadu are wrong .It is ok because you dont get those in US.

    But can’t you go to film websites .So you are saying all the websites are wrong.Who said producer have denied the fact that billa collected 25 crores in 5 days .All the magazines ,newspaper and media and distributors have accepted that.Do you know billa created a history in chennai city alone it already beated sivaji first week collection and cruising through.”NDTV ,CNNIBN” have declared “AJIT IS ULTIMATE SUPER STAR”.SO YOU claim everything is wrong.Will you apologize if i give links about ajit from various websites.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Billa Producer Ananda L.Suresh has denied Billa collected Rs 25 crore in first five days.
    Please see below Link for Billa Producer L.Suresh’s comment denying the report:


    So, do you know more than Billa producer?

    Get your facts right, buddy.

  4. dilip   December 24, 2007 at 7:20 am

    Hi rekha it is ok if you say movie is not good .But you must not say it is flop.Even Rajni has said movie is very good .So you are insulting Rajni also.Ajit Has been given Prestigous fimfare awards four times more than vikram or suriya.Even suriya said that ajit is role model for present generation hereos after kamalhaasan.So you are insulting indian system of giving awards,rajni,Kamal,Vikram,Suriya and all those who said ajit is good actor.Even after this if you dont accept ill sned you links regarding opening ajit gets.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We did not say Billa is flop because there is no reliable third party box office data collection agency in India.

  5. dilip   December 24, 2007 at 7:25 am

    Who said producers are paying 25 crores to Rajni. He is being paid only 10 crores rest of the money he is getting from distribution. It is not salary it is only business.Ajit is already paid 7 crores and he does movies for his friends.I will show you one good example how godfather beated chandramukhi collection.go to this link .You are only living in Dreamland. I am in Tamil Nadu. I very well know about the fact. Even Vijay fans accept Ajit is the MASS OF THIS GENERATION.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    For Sivaji, Rajni got Rs 25 cr + Rs 10 cr from distribution/cut in collection etc

  6. dilip   December 24, 2007 at 7:33 am

    GOOLGE is the best search engine in world So you say even that is wrong.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    But you were wrong about Billa collecting Rs 25 cr in five days. Why are you stubborn in not accepting the fact? See the link we posted in an earlier comment to you.

    You can’t accept only those facts that you like and reject the facts that you dislike.

  7. austin   December 25, 2007 at 7:22 am

    I too accept that Rs.25 crores might be an unimaginary figure. But the movie is not a flop. It is a hit in advance booking alone.


    But according to the link that you have mentioned above, i.e. http://entertainment.oneindia.in/tamil/exclusive/billa-box-office-results-171207.html

    it has been said that around Rs.3 crores has been collected. But officially it has been said that 20 lakh people has witnessed the film BILLA within first 4 days. That means each ticket costs Rs.15 only. So how do you expect us to accept this news.

    Secondly, it is the only site that has said that Billa Producer Ananda L.Suresh has denied Billa collected Rs 25 crore in first five days. How you are expecting that we have to accept this news.

    Thirdly, regarding your quote ‘talentless Ultimate Star Ajith’ might be your hatred towards Ajith. If he is talentless he might not have been here for 15 years. If the movie is flop or ultimate flop he won’t be redhot!

    Source: http://sify.com/movies/tamil/fullstory.php?id=14580197
    If you know tamil for your reference another link

    Fourthly, the movie at the end of the first week itself collected Rs.1.59 crores at Chennai Box Office alone where Hit movies like Vel, Polladhavan collection is Rs.1.94 crores and Rs.1.82 crores respectively after 6 weeks.


    Finally, the heading ‘Ajith’s Billa – Flop, Ultimate Flop or Super Hit?’ particularly ‘Ultimate Flop’ may be hatred towards Ajith.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. It is odd that Ajith fans are willing to accept only positive facts and reject any negative fact (like Billa producer denying the Rs 25 cr rumor) about their star.

    2. Ultimate Flop is a play on words since Ajth is often referred to as “Ultimate Star”

    3. You write: “If he is talentless he might not have been here for 15 years.” – We do not accept that argument. Success does not always follow talent in life. Success is more often a function of persistence, timing and luck.

    4. We remain convinced that Ajith has difficulty with acting. The little boy Darsheel Safary in Aamir Khan’s new film Taare Zameen Par is way better than Ajith.

    5. Yes, Ajith is a big star. No doubt. But that does not make him a great actor.

    6. Where do you get that “officially” number of 20 lakh? The numbers being thrown about are most likely wild estimates or hopes.

  8. austin   December 25, 2007 at 7:52 am


    When you don’t agree with so many sources that I have quoted, there is no need for me to accept your argument. Anyway from your reply and the contents that you have posted above has proved that you too belong to the category of Ajith haters. It seems that you people could not digest the success of the man who came to cinefield without any background in the modern era. Anyway I don’t want to make more arguement with you, since it is very easy to awake the sleeping people, but not the people who act like sleeps.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. We do not hate Ajith, only his acting (or should it be non-acting). Frankly, my dear we don’t give a damn whether Ajith’s movies are successful or failures (line borrowed and modified from Gone with the Wind). We just look at Ajith’s movies objectively to see if it entertains us.

    2. Ajith is hardly the first person to come to the cine field without any connections and become a successful star. Shahrukh Khan and Rajnikant (earlier) are better and bigger examples.

  9. austin   December 25, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Sorry. I failed to respond one of your question.

    6. Where do you get that “officially” number of 20 lakh? The numbers being thrown about are most likely wild estimates or hopes.

    This is not a wild estimate. It has been published in all TN newspapers that in the first two days alone the movie viewers are 13,82,700.

    Further source:

    Any way. Thanks.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    An Ajith fans’ site can hardly qualify as an objective reference point.

  10. dilip   December 25, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Ajit the “ultimate super star” starring billa has grossed 1.5 crores from chennai itself.see the link.


    So it would have easily grossed 25 crores in 5 days from whole world because in chennai just 14 theatres.World wide 350 theatres calculate yourself.”NEWJERSEY” is not the only place in world.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We believe L.Suresh is the producer of Billa NOT Dilip. And L.Suresh has categorically denied Billa collected Rs 25 crore in first five days.

  11. dilip   December 25, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    How can you say that ajit have arrogant fan base it is obvious when you say something bad about their idol they will definitely condemn you.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We said “adoring fan base” not arrogant fan base.

  12. dilip   December 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Ajit is basically a very good “humanbeing”.He gives respect to everybody even to the “lightman”.He calls everybody only with prefix Mr.For eg mr.Rajni.So know how to give respect to others.Learn from him.

    You have insulted such a nice human being by calling him “kurangu”

    “GIve respect take respect”

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    When we referred to Ajith as Ultimate Korangu in the review it was in the context of his antics on the screen.

  13. rathishst   December 26, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Oh, its horrible. I stopped seeing Ajith’s movie after Citizen. Now becoz of Billa I wasted my money for that nonsense movie. Here onwards full stop for Ajith movies. Thank u Ajith Kumar

  14. dilip   December 26, 2007 at 5:18 am


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Ajit is ultimate racer…

    Oh, we make good Pakodas here. So what? Like Ajith being a Formula racer, making Pakodas has nothing to do with the pathetic quality of Ajith’s Billa.

    Stick to the Billa topic in future. Also use lower case in your comments …makes it easy to read.

  15. dilip   December 26, 2007 at 7:46 am

    I feel only that website is denying that billa took 25 crores in 5 days even varallaru grossed 10 crores in two days.so billa could have easily grossed 25 crores in 5 days.All websites dont lie.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Like Goebbels, you seem to believe that a lie repeated a thousand times becomes the truth.

  16. ravi   December 26, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Ajit is a perfect combination of class and mass…..He is a rarity in world cinema can you name anyone having both class and mass.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Why do we have a déjà vu feeling about this comment?

  17. dilip   December 27, 2007 at 2:40 am

    hi rekha you are right billa is running only in three theatres in usa.
    But mind you it openned big in usa .It went to top10 in uk boxoffice.IT opened big thats why ajit is”king of opening”

  18. ravi   December 27, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Ok anyway you seem to have gain attention by “throwing stone on one who is in limelight”. Nice work keep it up. This is not going to affect ajits billa in anyway.That was already a runaway hit. This is a stupid website”most of the comments i poste are not here”i don no what admin is doing. May be thinking anything nuts.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You Dodo, if this is a stupid web site why are you so upset that we are not processing your repetitive comments on that crude movie Billa?

  19. HandsomeRockus   December 27, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    It won’t be a Super hit nor an ultimate flop. A mediocre hit!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Whether Billa is an Ultimate Flop or Mediocre Hit does not change two facts: The movie is pathetic and Ajith just can’t act.

  20. dilip   December 27, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Ajit is a classy act too. He has number of awards. Do you claim that all the awards are given by fools.

    You are comparing a kid with Ajith. It shows the extent of which you hate Ajit. So what more award he has to get. Shud he get oscar award. Will you say johny deep is a bad actor since he has not got “filmfare award”

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: You are comparing a kid with Ajith.

    But that kid Darsheel Safary in Taare Zameen Par is a far better actor than Ajith.

    2. We don’t hate Ajith. We just consider Billa a pathetic movie and Ajith a mediocre actor.

    3. By the way, IMC 6 in Bay Area is bringing Back Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Vel next week but NOT Billa.

    Please see http://www.imc6.com

    We suspect Billa is NOT doing well.

    4. Also, we wonder why IMC 6 cancelled Billa shows for Thursday.

  21. vinith   January 3, 2008 at 8:20 am


    i could not accept your review of Billa 2007.

    I did feel that the movie was quite rushed up but i liked the movie very much.You said “most of what passes for action in Billa were beaten to death in other films”…By other films i think u mean other hollywood films.

    Why do u compare a Tamil film’s action with a Hollywood movie’s?Hollywood is far advanced than Bollywood or Kollywood or whatever.So its no surprise that most Hollywood films have better action than Indian films.But if u compare Billa’s action 2 other Tamil films lik ATM,Vel,Anniyan or even Sivaji the Boss you can see that the action is very much better.I’d say Billa is that rare action movie in which the hero doesnt fly,send enemies flying through the air for several metres,fight hundreds of enemies at a time etc etc.All the scenes were nicely filmed.The director could have introduced some new elements in the plot but chose to take the safer path by not doing so.Talking about the songs, I liked all the songs especially Sei and My Name is Billa(though i felt the original was better).

    Namitha’s dance in Naan Meendum,as u said,inflicted pain on everybody’s eye balls.The theme music was superb.

    I am not a big fan of Ajith but i really did like the movie and his performance very much.I felt he portrayed the Billa character with excellence.I loved Prabhu’s performance.I just could not take DSP Jaiprakash out of my mind fr a few days.I really liked his character very much especially how he kept eating popcorn and chocolate all the time.U said “Billa is far worse than ATM,which is no easy achievement.”

    WHAT??? ATM WAS UTTER GARBAGE. How can u say Billa is worse than even ATM???

    To all those who think Billa grossed 25cr in 5 days, you are wrong guys.The distributor himself denied it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We agree with your point about ATM.

  22. ravi   January 4, 2008 at 5:17 am

    i am watching argument between this website and ajith fans. Most of the fans were angry only because you mentioned ajith as kurangu and philips40wbulb. If you hve confined yourself with a good review that billa has not lived up to it’s hype(ofcourse not true). Anything couldnt have occured why like a innocent villager you have talked about the boxoffice. Billa created a history in boxoffice. I don no how much it collected in firsr 5 days. But 1o million pepole watched the movie in 2 weeks.
    Have you watched ant tvchannels on newyaer eve. Allthe channels aired ajits interviewwishung him for a grand success. Now ajith and billa has opened floodgates for tamilfilmindustry. Lot of oldclassic like”nayagan”,”sigapurojakkal”,”agninatchatiram”are going to be remade.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Most of the Ajith fans haunting this site are mindless twits who can’t see beyond a Thala or Valu.

    2. Some of them are so stupid that they were parroting nonsense that Billa had collected Rs 25 crore in five days when the movie had completed only three-days and even after the producer had denied it.

    3. We are not losing any sleep just because some Sori Nayi ‘fans’ of Ajith are upset or angry.

    4. As we’ve said ad nauseum, ad infinitum, the reference to Korangu was in the context of Ajith’s acting – or should it be non-acting – in Billa.

  23. shreyas   January 5, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Hello Everybody

    Like many, I too have watched the movie Billa and found it better than previous Ajith flicks like Varalaaru,etc.[ but not vaali].

    But its a little shocking to discover the sudden absence of responsible acting exhibit from him despite giving wonderul performances in Vaali, Citizen, Asoka [he played the role of villanious Susin’s character so well] and Aasai [a committed, hot blooded lover youth].

    And guys Super Star is a mammoth achievement and its a concoction of veteran acting, glamour, screen charisma, style, experience and tacticity to handle ‘people’s pulse’. That’s why we have very few super stars like Rajnikanth, Amithab Bachchan, Shahrukh, Rajkumar, MGR, NTR, etc.Dont ever decree Ajith or Vijay near to Superstar status even for a joke. NDTV poll has declared Rajnikanth as the India man of the year beating gigantic political leaders

    [ http://www.jeetegakaun.in/ndtv_indian_of_the_year_2007/vote.php ];

    Can you ever “think” of nominating Ajith or Vijay or any other star of this peer for that- simply out of the question.

    Not only does Ajith disappoint with his mediocre acting but also with his same old rusty, woody dialogue delivery. But the style he has put up, the new “come-back” feel he has given has made him a silver screen favourite ,which has made him the best suit for the original Billa remake. And author of the article too seems to take a mild anti-Ajith stand and losing her/his hold on equivocal critisim.

    And buddy Dilip, Rajnikanth has never been biased or glorifying Karnataka. He has had equal vision when it comes to Karnataka or Tamil Nadu. Its seems utterly ludicrous to pin Kaveri dispute with anyone, anything connecting the two old gaint states of the south. Dont be so very communal when your in a public forum like this and make the stupid statements like the one you’ve made above.

    And what foolish obstinacy it is to claim and reclaim that Billa has broken Sivaji’s records, baselessly. Man, are u out of ur mind? The producer himself has disclosed that it is untrue and what the hell r u trying to prove by reinsisting ur “ajith fan”-made up bullshit? Sivaji was screened in two famous theatres in Mumbai which were screening bollywood movies till then. The true fact is no one is properly aware of a movie called Billa outside TN while even a native Bengali or Punjabi or Japanese has heard of Sivaji. I’ve observed it on my own experience. So stop ur frentic show on Ajith for it is more than early for ‘a’ Ajith to be of a ‘the’ SuperStar or Ultimate star state.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You are wrong to say above that we take “a mild anti-Ajith stand.” We are only vexed by Ajith’s utter inability to emote on screen, be it in Billa, Aalwar etc.

  24. dilip   January 5, 2008 at 11:06 am

    hi mr shreyas i accept with what you said.Even people like mgr rajkumar are not famous outside their state.So how r u saying them superstars.I know about tamilnadu more than you ok.I am not condeming rajni but he is definitely selfish to the core.He says i come to politics,coming to politics,but will never come.You said he got more votes than politicians(in media sample size will be very small).Then ask him to come to politics lets see what happen.His acheivements are confined to cinema only not like MGR OR VIJAYAKANTH.moreover his movies are becoming hits natuonwide bcz he has acted in all languages ok.Sivaji opened like that bcz it is sankars movie.I said ajit is ahead of rajni in tamilnadu only not worldwide.What rajni did or 30 long years .Ajit did in 15 years.And dont ever compare ajit with vijay.It is a shame ajit is far better actor and star than vijay.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Stop writing rubbish, you nitwit.

    What is all this nonsense about Rajnikanth “is definitely selfish to the core”. Are you Rajnikanth’s alter ego that you know everything about him?

    And what does Rajnikanth’s entry or non-entry into politics got to do with anything?

    Are you a complete imbecile? Try reading shreyas’ comment 10 more times. Then maybe, you’ll understand what he/she is talking about.

  25. dilip   January 5, 2008 at 11:24 am

    shreyas understand my point rajni may be worldwide superstar.But taking tamilnadu alone ajit commands best opening.Have you ever watched ajit movie intamilnadu come and watch next movie in TN .if you have time.

  26. ginaberry   January 18, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Podi [filthy abuse]
    Come and [abuse & more abuse]

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You mongrel, rabies is curable. Just make sure, you go to a veterinary hospital.

    This section focuses on Ajith’s Billa and is not a forum for assisting rabid mongrels.

  27. ginaberry   January 18, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Producer sonnaru producer sonnaru nnu nee ore link a kaatra.. nee kaadhala kettiya avaru solradha..
    Naanga enna kaatnaalum andha ore link a vechi [abuse] maadhiri pesra…
    Hindu, Sify ellarum solraagna padam super hit nnu, adhula edha kaatnaalum un kanukku theirya maatengudhu.. Yane di producer sonnaru nnu potrukke andha site a nee munna pinna kelvi paturkkiya..
    Ivanga argument kaaga edho oru munna pinna kelvi padadha site a vechittu pesuvaangalaam, naanga reputed hindu, sify laam kaatna kanukku theriyaadaam.. [abuse] adheye thirumba thirumba kaati pesra.. unakku arivundra onnu irukka illiya?
    [abuse] inga tamil nadu vandhu paaru di Thala enna, vaal enna nnu unakku kaatrome..[abuse]
    Enna readers [abuse] unakku etikku potti pottu pechu vendi kedakku? [abuse] ukkaru..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:
    The utter garbage & filth you spout in your comment diarrhea suggests that you must have seen Ajith’s Billa more than once. Sori Nayis like you are living proof that watching Ajith’s Billa can cause severe damage to one’s mental health.

    Stick to English in future. This is not a Tamil blog, you schmuck.

  28. ginaberry   January 18, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Ajith talentless na 4 FILMFARE awards eppidi di kedaikkum? Unakku maatum arivu irukku, filmfare kodukravanukku ellam moola kettavan paaru..
    Filmfare pahti munna pinna kelvi patrukkiya nee? Illa america la irukka naala adhuvum unakku theriyadha?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    If getting awards are the only indicator of talent, we wonder what you’d have to say about the fact that Gandhi was NEVER awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  29. ginaberry   January 18, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Decent a pesna moola ketta thanama sonnadhaye thirumba thirumba solra, unakellam ippidi pesradha thavira vera vazhi illa..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    So you think that if you keep abusing us in your depraved rants about Ajith’s Billa, we’ll come around to your demented way of thinking. Keep dreaming, baby.

  30. sathish   January 19, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Hi, the author who created this information pertained to Billa must be a North Indian or Rajini’s hard core fan or vijay’s fan. Since he couldn’t bare the Ultimate hit and majic of that movie in Box office, he is posting so i guess. He is not aware of the simple facts thats happening in Chennai. First of all according to official report First week collection of Billa is around 4crores, but he says 25 crores. From this itself we can say he is so curious to make false reports.
    And I really irritated to read that he has compared Ajith with some child artist of Amirkhan movie. Disguesting Ajith has won 5 film fare, 2 Dinakaran awards, and state awards… such a talented actor but the author’s comment is irksome.
    And his mannerism, style, acting in Billa gave us a confidence that we too have a stylish International range actor. Look at his stunts in this movie who else can do in India other than stunt masters but he says that when Ajith gonna change his way of acting.
    And moreover his comments are like 5th standard student Im really sorry to say that.
    Above all I’m not Ajith fan but a hard core Vijay fan.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above that Ajith is “a stylish International range actor.”

    Are you confusing Ajith with Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Matt Damon? Come on, Ajith is a C-grade actor at best.

    Yes, the child actor (Darsheel Safary) in Aamir Khan’s new movie Taare Zameen Par is a better actor than Ajith.

    Do you have a serious reading disability? Where did we say that Ajith’s Billa grossed Rs 25 crore in the first week?

    You dodo, learn to read first before posting your juvenile comments here.

  31. prakash_vatsan   January 21, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    I am new to this forum and join just a few seconds. I did not join here to regularly read articiles/journals/blogs, and definitely not to appreciate any posts. Here are my observations on this particular thread.

    1. The author/initiator of this article and those respondants are all silly kids
    2. Spent some may hours(??) on worthless topic such as cinema
    3. Worthlessless arguing and fighting, and exchanging abuses for stupid actors and sinful fanships.
    4. Author says: “We don’t hate Ajith. We just consider Billa a pathetic movie and Ajith a mediocre actor.”

    Rajni is no better than Ajith in all ways, and he has got no acting talents and it is the same mass appeal and the stardom that is keeping him alive. So, sighting Ajith’s acting as the reason for you to consider he movies flopping is decievable.

    5. Author says: “If getting awards are the only indicator of talent, we wonder what you’d have to say about the fact that Gandhi was NEVER awarded the Nobel Peace Prize”

    M.K.Gandhi never really did any Noble deed to deserve a noble prize. He had openly established his partiality towards the Nehruvian race and insulted great fighters and brave hearts like Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh and Netaji SC Bose. He was and is a traitor in many ways.

    6. It is sad to see the author taking the first hand to abuse respondants while a retreat are cleverly masked.

    7. Author is sincerly trying to thrust opinions unlike a sane forum.

    Do something to better your respective nations rather than spending useless time on unimportant matters such as cinema. Please grow up. To see one countrymen forming rivalry for silly reasons is such a sick thing and not healthy for India.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    So you think Gandhi is a traitor, Cinema is worthless, SearchIndia.com is not a sane forum, all of us (author and posters of comments) are silly kids and that all of this is not good for India. Thank you for helping me to realize that my life has been in vain.

    Sir, as advised by you, I will try to grow up. But as you can see from the comments, the comment posters here have strong minds of their own and will not take kindly to any advise by you or, god forbid, me on what they ought to do or ought not to do.

    Annachi, may we ask you just one question – what the f*&% are you doing in New Zealand instead of fighting alongside Medha Patkar, Baba Amte and other social workers for the improvement of India?

    Begone, you sanctimonious fart!

  32. ginaberry   January 24, 2008 at 7:19 am

    //Stick to English in future. This is not a Tamil blog, you schmuck.//
    [abuse] un review la use panna korangu english vaarthaya di?
    Enna english la pesa solra…
    Thirtu [abuse]..
    Arivu daan illannu nenachane, illiterate a vera iruppa pola..
    Tamil kkum, english kkum vithyasaam theriyaadha jenmam ellam review ezhudha varudunga pa!!!
    Searchindia eppidi ivala vechi kaalam thalringa! Oru vela neeye owner a iruppa, adhaan review nra paer la nenacha ezhudra pola!
    Enna koduma sir!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We are convinced about the merits of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. There is no reason for you to prove again & again that Man descended from Korangus.

    We have just one question for you – do you walk on all fours? Your antics, language & writing suggest that you do not belong to the Homo Erectus species let alone Homo Sapiens.

    You are welcome to use the occasional Tamil word but when you write completely in Tamil, you are depriving non-Tamil folks the joy of reading your literary gems.

  33. dilip   January 25, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    hi rekha how are you.

    Do you know all the pongal movies are damb squibs. Billa is running to packed houses even now in many cinema halls in tamlnadu. Go and see tamilboxoffice.com. It clearly shows billa collected 57crores till pongal. So he is on par with srk and rajni now.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We could see only Bheema. It was not good.

  34. GAngel   January 25, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Was up people,
    i can see the Rajini fan club is on this site…. search india u must be the Rajini No.1 fan!!!! chill there are other actors in the world.
    ‘Billa 2007’ is pants for those in the western world as we are used to the high price top blockbusters, even the chinese police story movies…. which u can agree have better acting.
    for the indian market the movie is nostalgic because of the Rajini movie….. for that its cool. i like many, love the remakes its kinda nice to watch and compare something our parents enjoyed when they were young.

    Personally (that means me alone! searchindia) i’m a kamal fan, his acting is more theatrical, well in the days of old before the mid-life crisis. But I find Rajini more fun to watch, he is the Silvester Stalone of india, we know he over-acts but thats the best bit and thats why its ENTERTAINMENT!

    My mum thinks old billa is better!
    I think the billa 2007 is a rehash of US movies! gangsta movies, Mr & Mrs.Smith, some of Police Story, cliche after cliche!


    sorry for the essay!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    What’s all this baloney about Rajni No-1 fan?

    Stop Dreaming. We just love good movies.

  35. mail2kumarit2005   February 1, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Hi Rekha,
    Just now I got time to read your reviews.
    Really i like you, becoz u have responded 35 Comments.
    I am also watched Bheema. It is NOT good.
    Recently i saw the Vadivelu New Movie INA (Inhiralogathil …). I am not able to watch the Full Movie, It is Worst than Bheema.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Bheema was a big disappointment for us too. Waste of $36 (three tickets) + gas + time

  36. dilip   March 15, 2008 at 11:57 am

    hi rekha how are you i think you may become sad to hear this news anyway it is fact.billa tuned out to be biggest blockbuster not only in ajiths carrear but in history of tamil cinema.it has crossed 60crores.sivaji collection from tamil version was just 55 cr after huge marketing done and hype created by avm and rajni.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    What is your source for the claim that Billa is the biggest blockbuster in the history of Tamil cinema?

    We remain skeptical of that claim.

  37. dilip   March 16, 2008 at 4:32 am

    billas collection from tamil version alone is more than 60 crores.sivaji collection from both tamil and telegu version is just 95 crores.
    see this

    so billa collections are more than sivaji.
    you wrote

    What Shahrukh Khan is to Bollywood, Rajnikant is to Tamil movies after multiplying by 100

    what a baloney this is even beyond exaggeeration.Then it shows that you dont know anything abt stars like kamal ,ajith,vikram,vijay and surya.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Compared to Rajnikanth, Ajith is just a “Podi Paya” in Tamil movies.

  38. dilip   March 17, 2008 at 12:20 am

    you said without any third party source we are just raising questions but if proper third party sources are givne you are talking like a fool.if ajit is podipaya y his movies are breaking rajnis movies record consecutively for third time.
    his vilain broke record of padayappa
    his varallaru broke record of chandramukhi
    his billa broke record of sivaji
    even if proper sources are given u talk as if ur living in dream land.wake up.
    withou knowing anything abt indian cinefield box office and range of star u comment abt them.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    It’s an undisputed fact that Ajith, Vijay, Vikram etc are the stars revolving around the sun of Rajinikanth in Tamil Nadu. Only the naive would argue otherwise.

    Wikipedia is hardly an unimpeachable source. Anyone can easily modify Wikipedia.

  39. dilip   March 18, 2008 at 11:37 am

    the above statement is totally foolish.i have a doubt about your so called neutral review.you yourself call yourself as neutral reviewer but it is revealde that you are in deed hardcore fan of rajnikanth .just change this site rajnifans.com.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    SearchIndia.com is one of the few web sites that publishes unbiased Hindi, Tamil and English movie reviews. Unlike the gaggle of diehard fans, we are unswayed by the charisma of stars, be it Rajnikanth, Ajith or Amitabh Bachchan.

  40. dilip   March 18, 2008 at 11:40 am

    it is a fact that billa has broken a record of sivaji taking tamil version alone wait and see dasaavatharam will break sivaji reord worldwide easily.tyhen your baloney stating rajni the sun the moon the sole super star everything will come to end.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above in the last line “everything will come to end”

    We wonder when this blind adulation of a few confused Tamil fans for a non-actor like Ajith will “come to end.”

    A lie repeated a thousand times does not become the truth!

  41. dilip   March 18, 2008 at 11:41 am

    even you say wikidepedia is not a correct source then you give some sources for the ridiculous things you claim.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We have never made any ridiculous claims. All we’ve said is that Ajith can’t act and Rajnikanth is a much bigger star in Tamil Nadu. Both are incontrovertible facts.

  42. dilip   March 21, 2008 at 2:29 am

    ridiculous things you claimed are just two things that ajit cant act it is ok it is your opinion.but the biggest ridiculous thing you claimed is rajni is the only sole super star only one who can actand Rajni is very big star he is only the biggest star.it goes on like that.then what do you think about kamalhaasan and young supersatrs like ajit vijay vikram and surya.

    wait all the baloneys you made about rajnikanth will come to end once if legendary actor kamalhaasans dasaavatharam releases.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Rajnikanth is the superstar in Tamil films. Others are lesser stars. That is not opinion but fact.

    Kamal Haasan is a decent actor but his recent movies like Vettaiyadu Villayadu are nothing to write home about.

  43. dilip   March 25, 2008 at 11:24 am

    this article clearly shows how big hit billa is it has also shown that people who have criticized about ajit donning rajnis role and doubted his abilities have been replied by ajit in style.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Sure, Hitler was very popular with the German people. Does that mean that Hitler was a good leader?

  44. dilip   March 26, 2008 at 2:56 am

    it is plainly ridiculous and foolish thing to compare an actor with dictator.ajit is do gooder and very good at heart has he killed any i dont think so.of course he is helping lot of poor family in cineindustry to live properly.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Like most Indian movie stars, Ajith has been on a murderous attack against artistic elements for several years now. Billa is the perfect example. Just like Hitler used Goebbelesian propaganda to make the Germans believe their attack on Jews was justified, these Indian stars and their cronies, fans, fan clubs and their accomplices in the media have brainwashed movie-goers into believing that their stars’ contortions on screen constitutes acting. It’s hard to convince diehard Indian movie fans that what their stars do is not acting because they lack an alternative frame of reference.

  45. dilip   April 11, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    you wrote”It is odd that Ajith fans are willing to accept only positive facts and reject any negative fact (like Billa producer denying the Rs 25 cr rumor) about their star”ajith fans are not like that it is only you who accept the fact you like and deny the fact you dont like.any ajit fan would accept that his movies “anjaneya ji jana are utter flops”.
    it is true that billa has not collected 25cr in 5 days.
    that rumour was not spread by ajit fans. it was done by
    some websites.
    you wrote”Of course, in the absence of independent and reliable third party box office data it’s difficult for us to conclusively answer the question – whether Billa is a Flop, Ultimate Flop or a Super Hit at the box office”this is ridiculous and you are totalt out of your mind .what is reliable third party source according to you whatever source is given you are not accepting this is the best third party source.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Are you out of your mind? Wikipedia is hardly the best third party source as you suggest. Anyone can change Wikipedia in just seconds.

    SearchIndia.com – Your Destination for the Most Objective & Entertaining Bollywood, Kollywood & Hollywood Movie Reviews

  46. dilip   June 8, 2008 at 6:20 am

    ok what do you say now what is the box ofice result of this movie.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Where are the objective, third-party sources?

  47. dilip   June 13, 2008 at 3:14 am

    according to business today magazine which is a good third party source billa grossed 54cr worldwide.made at a budget of 16cr.so it is a big blockbuster indeed.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Pl provide Issue No & Date of the issue.

  48. dilip   June 16, 2008 at 10:40 am

    i will give you hindu .the neutral party showing how big hit billa is.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You cited Business Today in a previous comment. We asked for the date & issue No. You have not responded to that request.

  49. rajkumar   June 25, 2008 at 5:41 am

    hi billa is a huge hit commercially.this link shows that after bila ajit is going to be paid 10cr ajit is set to become second highest paid actor in india.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Good. Ajith can now afford to hire a good acting teacher.

  50. dilip   June 27, 2008 at 4:26 am

    Good. Ajith can now afford to hire a good acting teacher.
    ok i will prefer your name at least now thala has proved that he is right behind rajni in terms of renumeration.what do you say now it is a proven fact that billa is a huge hit

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: ok i will prefer your name at least now thala has proved …

    The name is SearchIndia.comPera Keta Chumma Athiruthulla 🙂

  51. manishankar   April 19, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Hai! REKHA,

    I don’t know why are you asking proof for the HIT film BILLA.
    Whatever you say is ok. I accept it . But, You must say it when you are in india. In Tamilnadu, ONE who stands with utmost courage & self confidence is Actor Ajith only bcoz he is the person who faced many problem in his carrier. Even VIJAY, VIKRAM, SURYA & other actors are telling that he is really a PHOENIX AS HE HAD FACED MANY UPS & DOWNS THAN OTHERS. Please Have a look at his filmography & biography before writing reviews for his film.
    I request you to STOP your argument regarding his acting ability.

    Hai Dilip!
    You are telling that AJITH NEED TO AFFORD A GOOD ACTING TEACHER. It’s really rubbish. Even you had forgotten that he has received 4 filmfare awards and many other prestigeous awards in his acting carrier.So,I request you not to write whatever you think for just an argument.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    If, as you suggest, personal problems faced by stars are the yardstick for judging their performances, then the Slumdog kids are worthy of the highest adulation.

    Personal details like whether someone was driving an auto-rickshaw, matu-vandi, kudre-vandi or a Formula car earlier is irrelevant to his performance in movies.

  52. babyface   April 19, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    The odd capitalizations (and too much Ajith-loving) suggest that manishankar is bimmer’s new avatar.

    One more Ajith woe..
    There is a rumor that Ajith lost his ability to make babies.. poor chap.

  53. ruben_fdo   December 18, 2009 at 11:44 am

    hey u really dont know to review movies u like only hollywood movies and compare it with each tamil or hindi movie and say that the movie is not good.tamil movies are of different genre u really need to visit websites like behindwoods and indiaglitz to learn how to write reviews .u use too many bad words that clearly shows tat ur not from a good background.u really dont have any rights to comment abt billa.ajith is a big superstar in tamilnadu.u need to understand tat first idiot.u r an ardent fan of vijay and i know tats y u bark like him u fit for nothing fellow!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: u like only hollywood movies

    Not true…we liked Bollywood films like Kaminey, Dharam, Blue Umbrella, Dev D et al.

    2. You write: i know tats y u bark like him u fit for nothing fellow!!

    Obviously, you forgot your anti-Rabies injection today. 🙁

    3. You write: u r an ardent fan of vijay and i know tats y u bark like him u fit for nothing fellow!!

    Here, read the reviews of Villu, Kuruvi, Azhagiya Tamil Magan et al.

    Now, those reviews should tell you whose ‘fan’ we are.

    4. You write: u really dont have any rights to comment abt billa.ajith is a big superstar in tamilnadu.

    BTW, when do you think Ajith will learn the basics of acting? 😉

    Here’s the Aegan Review. Enjoy.

  54. ruben_fdo   December 18, 2009 at 11:48 am


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, your papa doesn’t live here anymore. 😉

  55. ruben_fdo   December 19, 2009 at 8:20 am


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Better luck, next time. 😉

    BTW, what is your Thala oops Vaalu up to these days

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