Billa II Review – Frustratingly Bad

By Naveen

Based on past experience, watching Tamil star Ajith’s movies require lots of tolerance and very limited cognitive skills. The latter is available in abundance among Tamil movie fans.

I was greeted with unusually empty roads all the way to the theater and even more surprised to see no lines at all!

Was it the unusual heat wave? Was it the result of a sudden enlightenment among Ajith fans?

Billa II – Poor Response

After hogging on a plate of soggy Bhelpuri and quaffing an insufficiently chilled bottle of Thums Up at a nearby chaat shop when I returned to the Big Cinemas theater in Chicago there was still no crowd.

But a few people trickled in and the movie started with probably 25% of the seats occupied – which is a big disaster compared to the large crowds I witnessed on the first day of Mankatha, Ajith’s last film.

Billa II Review – Mighty Disappointing

A  Non- Story

Ajith Kumar starrer Billa II is Chakri Toleti’s second movie as Director.

Toleti’s first directorial attempt was the Kamal – Mohanlal starrer Unnaipol Oruvan.

The others in the Billa II cast include Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah and a bunch of folks whose name I don’t remember/know.

Billa II is a prequel to Ajith’s Billa which was a remake of Rajinikanth’s 1980 film Billa which was a remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Don which was remade as Shah Rukh Khan’s Don that was followed by a sequel called Don 2.

In a nation of a billion people where 100s of films are made every year such is the paucity of new stories and ideas.

Billa II traces David Billa’s rise from a nobody to a dreaded don.

At a young age, David Billa and his sister are orphaned during the ethnic war between Tamils and Sinhalas in Sri Lanka.

Billa’s sister moves to Madras but Billa remains in Sri Lanka.

The impact of the war and his parents’ death makes Billa take to the path of crime. He comes to Tamil Nadu as a refugee and rises in stature as a criminal and at the end he leaves for Malaysia after killing all his rivals and enemies. A co-refugee, Ranjith is Billa’s man-Friday.

That is the story of Billa II.

Billa’s ascendance to the top rank of criminals is by working with different criminals at various levels and killing a lot of people.

This threadbare story is stretched for a little over two hours by having fight sequence every 10 minutes where a bunch of people are killed by Billa.

In between these fight sequences are slow motions and some songs to mask the lack of a plot.

The length is helped by adding Jasmine, who is Billa’s sister’s daughter.

Jasmine loves Billa, while Billa is busy screwing his ex-boss Abbasi’s girlfriend Sameera after bumping him off. Room potu yosichi yezhudhina story idhu. 😉

Billa 2 – Problems Galore

Given the repeated rehashing of Billa/Don by Indian filmmakers, I didn’t have much expectations from Billa II.

But I was willing to give concessions on logic and reason since Billa II is supposedly an action thriller.

However, the weak story, lack of credible performances and hare-brained execution resulted in considerable hair-loss and grief to the poor, hapless audience who were suckered in by an above average trailer.

The problems with Billa II are aplenty. The core issues are:

* A movie like Billa II which purports to show the rise of a criminal should have some emotional quotient and character building. In the absence of a coherent story, the Billa character finds no sympathy / connection with the audience.
* There is no justification given for why Billa chooses the path of crime. For a man who is a victim of war and atrocities, arms / drug smuggling seems like an odd career choice!
* The sub-plot of Billa’s sister and her daughter Jasmine (Omanakuttan) has absolutely no value except to extend the movie run time. Same is the case with the Sameera character.
* The main villain Dimitri is supposed to be from one of the former Soviet countries but the role is played by an Indian actor (Vidyut Jamwal)!
* It does not matter how many times Billa gets stabbed / shot. Nothing ever happens to him!
* The action scenes were very ordinary and the special effects scratchy at best.
* Jasmine is in love with her “Mama” Billa (kudos to Mr. Toleti for making the dreaded don a Mama! 😉 Only unique minds can come up with such fresh ideas! ). But she happily flirts with a politician’s son, such is her love for Billa.

Poor Acting

Ajith gives his usual performance which requires a lot of camera work to make it seem as if he is emoting.

And it continues to be unbearable to the paying audience!

Parvathy Omanakuttan’s screen presence was so impactful that I was left scratching my head on who is Omanakuttan. I have not seen her in a movie or a photo before so it took me the better part of the 2 hours to figure out Jasmine and not Sameera was Ms. Omanakuttan. Such is her screen presence that every time she came on the screen the audience laughed at her every move and dialogue. Her most profound moments in the movie are: – calling Billa as “Mama”, enthusiasm for ice cream and running in loose slow motion in the Goa beaches. When her character’s throat is slit in the film the audience rejoiced and chapped!

Tamil cinema has enough pulsating pimples. Did we really need another imported one??

Bruna Abdullah tries to look alluring but she neither has the body nor the attitude to make that work. Her sole contribution to Billa II is to walk around half naked all the time and sadly it is not worth watching. 🙁

Lacklustre Music

The blot-in-his-dad’s life, Yuvan Shankar Raja delivers rotten music and bad songs.

Not a single memorable number.

Recommendation – Stay Away

Chakri Toleti does himself no favors by churning out this masterpiece of baloney.

Not every new director gets to work with the big-wigs of the industry so early in their career. Mr. Toleti wastes that advantage like fart in the wind.

Billa II reminds me of portions of Mani Rathnam’s Nayakan (initial scenes) and ending of Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar but lacks the finesse and quality of either.

Bottom line, the Billa II visual puke is meant only for hardcore Ajith fans.

Stay away and avoid the mental agony.

The only tolerable aspect about the movie is its edited length of just over 2 hrs instead of the usual 3 hrs.

N.B. – Comment from one person in the theater = “… Saadharnama kodumai paduthanumna Vijay padathikku dhaan kutittu poven. Ore mayakam irukku. Thala thollai Thaangalai”.

Related Stories:
Billa 2 UK BO Report – Disaster, Worse than Kuruvi, Mankatha etc
Ajith’s Billa 2 Opens to Poor Reviews
Rajni’s Second Folly in Life – Blessing Ajith’s Billa

114 Responses to "Billa II Review – Frustratingly Bad"

  1. unknownvirus   July 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Ah.. So you were there at the AC deprived BIG cinemas yesterday.

    I was at the 7:30 show yesterday. And a part of the gumbal who clapped and jeered at (K)omanakuttan.. 😛

    And no prizes for guessing who littered the theater with confetti during the mokkai opening scene..

    • Naveen   July 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Ah ha! Yesterday’s experience was like watching in tent-kottai.

      Lousy AC, inconsistent audio and what not!

    • Tamil Sand   July 14, 2012 at 2:16 am

      un moonju nee oru padam direct panni opening scene vai appa paakalam

      • unknownvirus   July 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

        dei [deleted], yedo nee dan padathe direct pannina madiri pesare.. 2 rupa kuduthu, tharai le ukkandu parkare [deleted] dan da nee.. Responds:

        Wow, it must be really hot in the Midwest today.

        Even normally sober people are getting high!

  2. araj   July 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Everybody here in AP says S.S.Rajamouli’s Eega is sensational…..please review it…. Responds:

    Sweetie, I will try my best to do it.

    Update: Eega Review – Better than Usual Telugu Film Dung

  3. thalabilla   July 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Naveen maatu mandaya… padam is good only.

    Don’t review like a fool with a preconceived notion.

    Idiot get a life.

    You are watching only Tamil movie not a Hollywood movie who can create mind boggling visuals..

    With this budget they have done a decent work and for a director like chakri who’s directing his 2nd movie hes done a fabulous job.. and Ajith as always is kalakkifying as a don…

    Idiot don’t comment like that you’re misleading the viewer…

    • Naveen   July 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Va rasa va! enge puzhu poochi ellam saakadailerndhu velila varaliye nu parten. Pest control will be here soon.

      Dei arivu kette moodevi padam nalla irukka budget / hollywood ellam vendam.

      It requires only a well narrated good story backed up with good performances.

      Your hero Ajith is the only actor who makes motion picture seem like still photography.

      If movie cameras had life they would protest against being used in a Ajith film.

      Who gives a fu$k about the budget or whether it is Toleti’s 2nd film or 200th film?

      When some bozos can’t act even after 50 atrocities then what better to expect from them. People still pay same money.

      What stopped Toleti from using his budget more wisely? Had he shown better judgement and focused on substance rather than style then he could have made a better movie despite the highly handicapped talent of the cast.

      If you know how to read then check reviews from other websites who have also trashed the movie.

      But don’t worry… with your (and the likes of you) support the movie may even become a success!

      • thalabilla   July 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

        Yes movie will be a massive hit. Ajith fans are enough and the openings shows which no other actor will ever be able to match this// th

        This review is written as if its written by that hardcore a***icker vijay baa*u’s fans.

        vijay is a dummy piece and like ajith says ennaku nanabana irukka thaguthi thevailla aana edhiri iourkka thagudhi venum… that ali vijay is no match for our thala

        thuppaki will be only deepavali thuppaki wait and see… Responds:

        Yes, Reviewer likes Vijay so much that he penned this lovely review of Velayudham.

        • Naveen   July 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm

          Dei a***icker Asith fan – Yes yes I saw the massive crowd of 40 people on FDFS here. Super mass! A 200% drop from his last movie.good trend! 😀

          Who gives a f#$k for Thuppaki or Vijay? Ajith’s Billa2 is so bad than it will officially put an end to this stupid franchise once and for all.

          //ajith says ennaku nanabana irukka thaguthi thevailla aana edhiri iourkka thagudhi venum//
          Tamil Cinema le nadigan a irukka nadikkare theramai thevai illa. Power Star, Sam Anderson, JK Ritheesh, Simbu, Jeeva, Vijay, Ajith etc. yaru venalum nadikkalam.

          • thalabilla   July 22, 2012 at 1:18 am

            appo neeyum andha listla join panni oru hit koduthuttu appuram padatha review panra panangotta thalaya

          • Naveen   July 22, 2012 at 4:06 am

            Hey numbskull,

            In case you didn’t know, acting is not a pre-requisite for reviewing. Movie watching and good taste is sufficient but what would you know about good taste? You and other such fanboys are so used to swallowing what your respective thalaivars ejects that you would never find the difference between good and bad.

            Now stop barking and take your friends to billa 2 atleast 10 times. The movie is already drowned overseas and your thala needs you jokers to project it as a hit.

            Don’t bother replying cos I am done with you and your whining.

          • thalabilla   July 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

            100 vaati kooda kootittu povenda… unakenna. poi un thalaivan vijay padatha 1000 vaaati paaru…
            U haters are not gonna change the verdict that it s a hit…
            kuruttu payale, reportsa paaruda maatu mandaya



            poi un sootha moodinu ukkaruda kamarkut mandaya,.,.,


            You write: poi un thalaivan vijay padatha 1000 vaaati paaru.

            See Naveen’s review of Vijay starrer Velayudham

            That should make it clear he’s no acolyte of Vijay.

          • thalabilla   July 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

            If you know to read tamil read hard core vijays fans review of mindfucking movie sura

            [Tamil link deleted]

            A hard core vijay fan even slams his movie, that doesnt mean he stops watching the idiot’s movie.

            Likewise velayduham may be one such kind for Naveen.

          • Naveen   July 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

            Yes yes I am only Visay fan. My thalaivar Visay will kicks your thalaivar Asith’s back side. Visay also winned 4 oscars for Sura, Kuruvi, Vettaikaran and Velayudham. Hollywood is renames Oscars as Visay Awards. Visay invited as chief guest and he will speak for 2 hours. He will have sekoority outside who will kick Asith out. Podhuma?

            Vijay movies and Ajith movies are like garbage and sewage. I wouldn’t know which one is better but someone like you who seems to be an expert on these topics should be able to navigate the drains better and pick which is better one.

            Going by your logic I could be a hardcore Ajith fan who slams his movie but doesn’t mean i will stop watching his movies.

            By the way, if you have eyes and the ability to read simple English then you will find these two lines in the links you have posted:-

            “Trade Talk: After impressive advance collections, business is met with mixed reviews and reactions from the public. However, the movie is still doing business thanks to Ajith fan fraternity.” -> so it is surviving on the rodents like you crawling around Ajith’s legs. 😀

            “Billa 2 has totally collected in the range of 70 to 75 lakhs till now. After Endhiran, Billa 2 had the biggest release for a Tamil film in the US. But, the collections have turned out to be lesser than anticipated.” -> note.. it got the second biggest release and not second biggest returns.

            Even Sify which had shamelessly listed Billa 2 in its top 3 spots in the first week has already classified Billa 2 as Average in second week.


            If you had any brains then you would stop defending a pathetic film and return to your place under whichever rock you emerged from.

          • thalabilla   July 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

            dei moodra, englisha balance veyi da karapaampoochi thalaya( cockroach head)

            so it is surviving on the rodents like you crawling around Ajith’s legs

            enna sonna? nee hollywood karan dark knght hero director ellaroda [Deleted] sappi padatha oda veppenga, adhula engala pathu pesureenga (u suck hollywood to the core and make them hit like that awful dark knight)

            I’m having enough brains, u see the link of behindwoods that ive provided, it is clearly mentioned billa is the winner than naan ee, kosu, kusu and all..

            nee vijay fan illanu solra, Every fan of that [Deleted] vijay behaves like this and suddenly jumps back to his roots.. see veliyoorkarans link on sura, now hes back to reviewing kavalan a, nanban and other nonsense of vijay…u might well be hating all Indian star and find elixir on foreign star’s excretions… poi sappu yyaarum thadukka poradhilla

            SI has not posted the Tamil link.. unakku tamil padikka therinja padidia, illa Tamil theriyadhunnu fashion kaati scene podrra [Deleted] irundha elathayum surukkittu kelambuda….

          • Naveen   July 26, 2012 at 2:41 am

            @yechakalabilla – Nan yengayum kilambala. Ne odi poi adutha show paru illane innum rendu distributor mandai a potiduvanga.

          • thalabilla   July 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

            setha adhu avan thalavidhi… avlo thaan ajith cant be blamed

      • venbas   July 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        For his crime, I propose thalabilla be made to watch the tharuthalai movie Jana 50 times as penalty.

        Only then will he get his thalai in order 🙂

        • Mnx542   July 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm


          an apt punishment 😛

          I couldn’t even watch half an hour of that disaster Jana.

        • thalabilla   July 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm

          Dei venbas,

          s**ha moodinu poda… jalra payale…

          • Mnx542   July 20, 2012 at 2:54 am


            Ajith would be ashamed of fans like you.

            (In case you’re an illiterate idiot who can’t understand English, let me make things simpler… Unna madhiri fans avaruku irukardhu therinja unga thala (Ajith) eh vekka paduvaaru da.)

            You’re a disgrace.

            Get lost!

          • thalabilla   July 22, 2012 at 1:10 am

            aaamam ivaru thalaikku peruma sertha alavukku pesuraaru… englisha konjam balance veyi overa scene podatha
            poda dubukku domaru

          • Mnx542   July 27, 2012 at 12:36 am

            You have every right to like the movie, convey ur opinion etc..

            bt personal abuse???

            u don’t have a single right to abuse another person online..!!!

            know ur limits and stick to it…!!

            I personally liked the movie..!!

          • venbas   July 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm

            @tharuthalabilla aka thalabilla

            Are you some barbarian from stone ages that you dont even know the basic mannerisms of online forum and take to personal abusing at the drop of the hat.

            I am not against Thalai, Thalapathy or anyone in particular.

            At SearchIndia if a movie is crap, we call it crap in simplest terms.

            That is why this is If you dont like it get the hell out of here and stick to your stars fan pages or twitter feeds.

            Quit SearchIndia and leave it to folks who care about honest opinions on movies and not some saccharine coated silly monologues on the so called stars.

          • thalabilla   July 22, 2012 at 1:17 am

            @vendhuponabas… dei thavala vaaya, nee thaan en pera illutha (u only dragged me) idhulla enaku advice panriya da berikka mandaya(u have the guts to advice me)… naangalam barbarian ivaru cambridge unioversityla MBA pannnaru

            ” SearchIndia if a movie is crap, we call it crap in simplest terms.”

            Searchindia kaaran sollattum adha nee enna avarukku mouth-pieceada muttagose mandaya…

            Unakkum solren. englisha balance veyi ,,, after all oru comment type panradhukkada kanda edathula copy adichu eludhadha,,,

          • venbas   July 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

            Thala thalaiya adichikittalum tharuthailaikkalukku putthi varadhu…vunga star elayil vidicha paruppu….thalaiyil vidhicha paruppuu…nadathungada….

            (Translation :No use arguing with brain dead fans who beleive that if their star shits on their plate it become food, and the star shits on their head it becomes shampoo…Enjoy your Stars (ex)cretions 😉 )

            You can comment on this further to your hearts content….but be assured that I will not bother arguing with Fools lest I be dragged down to your level and beaten by your experience 🙂

          • thalabilla   July 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

            What level you’ve got? [Deleted}, your words shows ur actyual level.. if you think you’re too high then its ur problem,,,,

            you’re not able to accept the fact that Billa is a good movie and comment on as if you had a intense constipation….

            aammam neengallam oru periya puluthi( you think you’re a great fuck) , pesa vandhuttaru … neengallam hollywood kaaran pora piiya nakkara [Deleted]… (u love hollywood shit)
            hollywood kaaran latrine ponalum adhellam unnna madhiri aalukku alwa sapdra madhiri irukkum…

          • thalabilla   July 26, 2012 at 12:14 am

            adhu eppadida hollywood karan pora pii unagalukeelam manakkudhu (how does hollywoods shit smeel fragrant for u guys)….

            Konjam kooda manasatchi illama ivanunga ellam periya robert ebert nu nennappu manasukkule.. kaiyula keybopard irundha enna venna adippanunga ( just bcos u have a keyboard, you giuys think like being robert ebert)…

            inga kalaichu bulb vaangaradha vida poi kakoosla ukkandhu mukku (instead of getting bulb here, try seeking medicine for ur constipation)


            You write: …periya robert ebert nu nennappu manasukkule….

            Your ‘robert ebert’ description sounds funny but the correct name is Roger Ebert.

            While Roger Ebert has earned a well-deserved reputation as a noted Hollywood critic, there are other Hollywood reviewers who are better.

            Go to RT, click on any movie under ‘Opening’ and then click on ‘Top Critics.’

            When you do that for a few movies, you’ll notice there are several reviewers who are better than Roger Ebert.

            But reviewers are often a matter of personal preference and moviegoers tend to gravitate to the ones whose tastes match theirs.

            Roger Ebert has lately become famous because he continues to review movies despite his serious health problems. And that’s no mean feat.

            You can find Roger Ebert’s reviews here.

          • Naveen   July 26, 2012 at 2:23 am

            SI – Why are you allowing the kind of language some of these people are using?


            thalabilla – I’m not a Pulavar (scholar) in Tamil abuse but when others start complaining it suggests you’re crossing the Lakshman Rekha (forbidden line) of civility.

            Like everybody else, you’re entitled to express your contrary opinions in as forceful a set of words as you can summon but without any abuse of other commenters/reviewers/SI.

            I’ve generally allowed you to express your opinion however disagreeable or distasteful it may be to some people.

            To avoid charges of censorship of pro-Ajith/pro-Billa 2 comments, I may have even occasionally allowed you greater leeway than I ought to have.

            You have every right to question the judgment, taste, sanity, alertness, mental agility etc of other commenters/reviewers/moderator but I don’t want your anger descending into wild, incoherent rage.

            I’ve no interest in curbing your anxiety to espouse your views but only in containing your propensity to spew trash at others.

            I do not want to see even a single abusive word in your comments. As I acknowledged at the outset, I’m no Pulavar in Tamil abuse and so if in doubt I’ll delete the entire comment.

          • thalabilla   July 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

            Right, see Naveen’s comment im just givin the tamil equivalent of the same.. he talks abt suckin, asslickin.

            Don’t these appear to ur eyes….are those codes of civility???

            Why the double standards…


            I will ensure there’s no ‘suckin’ or ‘asslickin’ on any side.

            You’ve had several opportunities to make your points forcefully about Naveen’s Billa 2 review.

          • Naveen   July 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

            @thalabilla –

            1. You started making personal attacks against me from your very first comment and I have been responding in the same tone. Go back and check your first comment.

            2. I bought a ticket to watch Billa2 and spent 4-5 hours of my time for it. I have every right voice my opinion without being questioned. My review reflects my opinion. In this case almost all major web sites have unanimously trashed the movie.

            3. However, if you liked the movie then good for you. Enjoy it. You are entitled to your opinion.

            4. If you don’t like my review or disagree with it then you may express it in civil way. What is the need for personal attacks or abusive language? State your disagreement and I will reply in the same courteous way.

            5. As actors, Ajith, Vijay, Arjun, Sarathkumar, Jeeva, Simbu, Arya and many others are all the same to me. They make one crappy movie after the other. You are welcome to assume that I am Vijay fan or Simbu fan or whatever. It makes no difference to me.

            6. Box Office collections do not always reflect the quality of the film. In the case of Billa 2, it is quite clear from the links you and I posted that it isn’t doing well although it is still running. For me and others who share similar taste it is a reason to rejoice when a bad movie perform badly and good movies do well in BO irrespective of the stars/people behind it.

            7. What is good vs. bad? – Subjective. Ajith fans will tend to be supportive of his movies always. But if one stops thinking like a fan then judgment will be better.

          • thalabilla   July 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

            @naveen: Those comments were intended for venbas,,,

            and when u admit to have used such language you shouldnt have questioned why my comments are not censored..

          • venbas   July 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

            Naveen – Ignore that fool thalabilla. He thinks he can make his point forcibly by abusing me….i can only laugh at rabid stars like him….

            My impression on Ajit has gone down further courtesy these type of psycho fans.

            Ajit fans had even initiated fund collection drive to bring down SearchIndia site in the past…can you believe it??!!!

            Searchindia – Wondering why you allow barbarians like thalabilla to rant on on on….should be easy to block such rants right?


            Thalabilla is a lesser problem to me since I’m grappling with a bigger issue.

            Ever since Naveen’s review of Billa 2 was published, we’ve had repeated attacks on SI server from Memphis, Wisconsin, Arizona and several other places from the U.S., India and Europe.

            Ajith’s single claim to fame is that it has the worst bunch of rabid loonies as its fans.

            So far, I’ve kept these jackasses at bay but can’t say if I’ll always prevail against this mob.

            One of these days, I’m just going to pull the plug on SI blog.

          • Mnx542   July 27, 2012 at 12:37 am

            pull the plug????????

            oh no pls don’t.!!

            Btw, Aus is turning out to be lovely.. 🙂


            You write: Btw, Aus is turning out to be lovely..

            I guess in plain English it means the Aussies have got tired of killing Indians in the interest of tourism and foreign students. 😉

            If you wake up an American retail worker in the middle of the night, the first thing she’ll say is: Have a Nice Day!

          • Mnx542   July 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

            Right from the airport to the many places I’ve visited till now, all of them were friendly and the moment they realize u need help, they fall on u to help..!!

            It’s a really different story here.. !!!

            But that said, it’s these younger generations that r a bit rude (I still haven’t come across anyone of that type).. some of them think Indians take away their jobs and all that..!!!


            You write: all of them were friendly and the moment they realize u need help, they fall on u to help..!!

            Do you work for the Australian Tourism Promotion Board?

            I haven’t had even hookers in Times Square (pre-Giuiliani days) fall on me despite the $$… 😉

          • thalabilla   July 27, 2012 at 1:53 am

            @venbas: Ive explained to naveen and he seems to have understood… nee un velaya paarthuttu kelambu… (mind ur own business)

            Dont think too much about yourself,,, just because u watch a couple of hollywood films and drink a OC foreign sarakku(liquor) that doesn’t make u a foreigner…

            Aaamam da naangalam barbarian ivaru periya business magnetuu adhan un elutha paathale theriyuthe…un comments naala thaan searchindia website valudhu paaru..( as if sorely thrives on ur comments)…poi vera velaya paaruda( do someother useful work)

          • thalabilla   July 27, 2012 at 1:59 am

            hey searchindia,

            Im not problem to you at all..Im just replying hardly to some jalras that’s all not even the reviewer naveen..

            Sorry that your servers are being targeted… how are you so sure that these are being done by ajith fans??

            Perhaps it could be anybody, Ive seen some postings on Incredible india,,, anybody who’s jingoistic could quite possibly do it right also may be some of the people who dislike you as a person could also be behind this


            It’s possible that anyone could be behind the attacks since criminals rarely leave behind their calling card.

            But given the timing and previous behavior of some of Ajith’s stupid fans, the needle of suspicion points to them. The attacks usually happen around the time of Ajith’s movie releases.

            I’ve seen online fundraisers by Ajith’s fans to bring down SI. Here’s an excerpt from the fans’ posting:

            The website can be hacked or shut down
            Oru nalla hacker ah approach panna ithu nadakum. Can be hacker from outside india or someone from india itself. Bringing down a website cost more. Their are lots of Rasigar madrams in TN for all actors. If Every fan contributes some 10 rupees podum we can bring the website down.

  4. AC   July 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm


    The fanboys are back!

  5. Rome334   July 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

    why is there no mention of the scene where ajith walks over an entire army with a 5 bullets?

    • Naveen   July 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      There are several torturous scenes like that in the movie. I don’t want to scare those who read the review. 🙂

    • venbas   July 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      For this comedy scene alone, I might risk watching the movie once ;).

      Remember the movie Narasimha, that ultimate comedy movie of Vijayakanth. Maybe Thalai and Karuppu MGR might act together in Billa 3 at this rate 😉

  6. Tamil Sand   July 14, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Hey funny idiot the movie is poised to get 14-16crs in the opening day

    • Naveen   July 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm


      You are saying as if you are getting a share.

      Are you the producer?

      Why do you care how much the movie makes?

  7. Hari Jr   July 14, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Was thinking whether to go for this but your review has convinced me 🙂

    A well-written review Naveen saare 😉

    Howdy SI?? Attendance pottachu 😛 Responds:

    Howdy Sweetie?

  8. Tamil Sand   July 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    hahaha film took nearly 16-18 crs worldwide on the opening day, on par with srk or salman khan’s opening..Billa 2 one of the biggest openings in indian cinema

  9. sam   July 15, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Film reviews, barring SI itself suggest that the film is not up to expectations.

    Even the fans are disappointed.

    It might just be average grosser at best. Naan E is still going strong… Responds:

    Just back from Eega (Telugu version of Naan-E).

    • Mnx542   July 15, 2012 at 9:17 am

      “Just back from Eega (Telugu version of Naan-E).”

      Well, how is it?

      Please don’t tell me it’s a good movie like all the people here say.

      Btw, I didn’t read the Billa 2 review as I’ve not yet seen the movie.. going tomorrow.. ll watch it and then tell my opinion. Desperately hope I don’t find it bad like Naveen did. I don’t wanna kick myself like I did after watching 7th sense despite my cousins warning me that the movie was hopeless. Responds:

      Eega review-kosam wait cheyyendi.

      • Mnx542   July 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

        “Eega review-kosam wait cheyyendi.”

        Well, you can atleast say if the movie is good or bad..!!?!? Responds:

        Entandi, meeku konchum kuda patience ledha?

  10. sam   July 15, 2012 at 4:08 am

    How was Eega? Responds:

    Review-kosam wait cheyyendi.

  11. Mnx542   July 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Endured a monstrosity Saguni today.

    OMG.. sheer torture. At this rate, Karthi might as well bid adieu to his acting career. The most disappointing thing in Saguni was Karthi. For a guy who came up with a solid performance in movies like Aayirathil Oruvan, Paruthi Veeran and Naan Mahaan alla, Karthi’s acting in Saguni left me utterly disappointed. Make no mistake, he wasn’t mediocre but certainly not his usual level either.

    The story was nauseating to say the least. As for the others, they aren’t even worth a mention. The comedy track involving Santhanam and Karthi is good if all you wanna do is while away time.

    The songs… with G.V.Prakash as the music composer, I bet none of the songs are original. The guy is a shameless thief. I did like Vella pambaram and potadhu pathala but their picturization was mediocre. Vellai Pambaram was the worst with Karthi and Pranitha prancing around like apes. Responds:

    You write: OMG.. sheer torture. At this rate, Karthi might as well bid adieu to his acting career. The most disappointing thing in Saguni was Karthi.

    The motto of the Sivakumar family is to inflict the maximum damage on the artistic sensibilities of Tamils.

    It started with that buffoon Sivakumar, then Surya, Jyothika and now Karthi.

    Sivakumar Senior playing the ‘other’ son of Sivaji Ganesan’s character in the 1968 film Uyarndha Manidhan was unendurable.

    To even think of Sivakumar’s performance in Uyarndha Manidhan gives me the heebie jeebies.

    • Mnx542   July 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      “It started with that buffoon Sivakumar, then Surya, Jyothika and now Karthi.”

      Oh no. Karthi isn’t in the Sivakumar league yet. But he will be if he keeps doing movies like Saguni. He’s only done a handful of films. If he really wants to make a mark, he better choose his films wisely as he’s undoubtedly an actor of great potential as seen in some of his earlier movies.

      “Sivakumar Senior playing the ‘other’ son of Sivaji Ganesan’s character in the 1968 film Uyarndha Manidhan (1968) was unendurable”

      After seeing Vijay in Sura, ATM, Villu; Ajith in Aalwar, Jana, Asal; Vikram in Bheema, Rajapattai etc I bet Sivakumar’s performance would stand nowhere close 😛 Responds:

      Potential and acting skills are irrelevant in the Tamil film industry (and in Hindi movies too).

      What matters is success and by that yardstick the Sivakumars stand tall.

    • venbas   July 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      You should have given a hint that you are planning to watch such a atrocity of a movie…If we have an award at SI for monstrocity of the year, this movie should take the cake.

      SearchIndia – Why dont we have a Razzies type award ratings for Indian movies on this blog…my only worry is that 99% of the movies will be competing for this award making it very difficult 🙂 Responds:

      You write: Why dont we have a Razzies type award ratings for Indian movies on this only worry is that 99% of the movies….

      Yes, far too many Indian movies would be competing for the booby prize.

      • thalabilla   July 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

        @ venbas Why dont we have a Razzies type award ratings for Indian movies on this blog…my only worry is that 99% of the movies will be competing for this award making it very difficult

        yes most of ur thalaivar vijay padams deserve the award… enjoy da [Deleted]

        • TrulySiva   July 26, 2012 at 1:42 am

          @venbas and MNX, looks like a gang up against thalabilla, I replied here as it all started here. He as a fan is supporting the product (movie) with whatever justification he has to SI / reviewer Naveen.

          If you don’t like it, you’ve a choice to ignore or substantiate your dislike further than making sarcastic comments that will upset him and fuel his emotions.

          I don’t see anywhere you justifying the movie is crap. All your comments were supporting those who said bad comments about movie and no original statement from you 🙁 Let me ask you this.. Did you like at least a single scene or song or anything from movie?

          • venbas   July 26, 2012 at 3:32 am

            I have given detailed comments on why Billa is the worst movie from Ajit.

            Infact I was having a good laugh at thalabilla as that psycho blindly assumes that I am a fan of thalapathi vijay and hence running down Billa….if ever I was forced at gunpoint to be a fan of thalapathi , I will rather jump off the Mt.Rainer near here in Seattle rather than having anything to do with that buffoon Vijay masquerading like a mad monkey in the name of acting.

          • thalabilla   July 26, 2012 at 3:43 am

            Thanks trulysiva…. finally a sane person in here other than the whole jalra ghosti… they think that they are intelligent if they rip apart a movie when everyone else likes it or atleast when they have something to appreciate while criticizing the bad things… but these fellows like venbas just go on and try to create a scene by approving anyone who rips the movie apart… idhlelam oru polappu…

          • TrulySiva   July 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

            I’m curious to understand (not only here even at home) when Ajith’s movie is crticized, we assume the person as Vijay fan, similarly Simbhu to Dhanush, so on and so forth?

            It brings back old memory where I stand for Rajni and abuse Kamal (by abusing his fans).. it has become a Law of (Indian movie) Nature.

            What I failed to understand that time is I’m actually insulting my friends and brothers and not Kamal. Oh watta wisdom 😉 !! But coming to this my thala (@thalabilla) if Venbas felt movie is bad and wasted his time, what’s wrong?

            After all, he spent money and unhappy, as a fellow customer should we not support him? Don’t we do it to the ration shop worker if he gives bad rice to our neighbour although we bought only sugar and no rice? my 2 paise thoughts!


            Most controversies and clashes are fomented and abetted by the stars themselves because there’s no such thing as bad publishitty when it comes to Indian movies!

            Rajni-Kamal, SRK-Salman, Vijay-Ajith, Simbhu-Kombhu etc, all utter nonsense. Since Indian movie-fans are for the most part imbeciles, they fall into the trap and actively publicize their star’s movies.

            Indian movie stars must be having a good laugh at their fans daily.

  12. indian007ist   July 16, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Billa 2 is boring gangster movie and has no purpose of violence and action in this movie.

    Did anyone here seen Al Pacino starring “Scarface”?

    This movie remained me that movie lot and of course, i am sure that film maker of this movie Billa 2, have stolen the plot from “Scarface”. Pathetic. Responds:

    True, Tony Montana (Scarface) and David Billa are immigrants from neighboring countries but there are considerable difference including in the ending.

    Montana dies, Billa survives (Indians need happy endings, even for their favorite villains).

    • Naveen   July 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Billa dies in the second movie which was released earlier but they needed a look alike to replace him 😉 Responds:

      True. But I was referring only to Billa 2 because the commenter brought up Scarface.

      • Naveen   July 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

        Since the last couple of days does not allow reading the full posts / comments unless the users logs in. Is this intended? Responds:

        It’s a spam trap.

        I’ll remove it in a few days.

        Maintaining and keeping this blog from going down takes too much time, more than I spend writing.

        Over the years, SI has developed some hardcore, relentless enemies who’d like nothing more than to take SI down.

        Human behavior is interesting, once people develop a visceral hatred of someone, something or some web site it’s hard to let go.

        • Naveen   July 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

          Tharu-thala fans again?

    • Mnx542   July 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

      “Montana dies, Billa survives (Indians need happy endings, even for their favorite villains).”

      This is a prequel SI, and Billa does die in the 2007 movie.

      Watched Billa 2 today.

      Got to say it wasn’t frustratingly bad as Naveen said, but hey, this is purely my opinion of the movie. I would say the movie was quite decent.

      The things I liked:

      1)Ajith doesn’t embarrass himself (for the most part) like he does in his previous movies. I don’t know if it was my lenience but I found Ajith’s performance to be a lot better than his ‘acting’ in Billa (2007) and other earlier disasters. BUT, there were a few scenes where he completely messed up (as usual, lol).

      This movie does some justice to the character of David Billa. Billa was nothing but a ramp-walk disaster in the 2007 movie. Here, he is brutal, not hesitating to kill whoever it is who betrays or opposes him. He is loyal to people who trust him but merciless to traitors. Kinda liked that quality. One thing I really liked was that the makers didn’t show him as a gangster with a heart of gold (like they do in most Tamil gangster movies).

      2) The first 30 minutes (i.e) Billa’s initial days in the refugee camp. He gets in trouble with a cop who devises a plan to bump him off but Billa and his friend Ranjith (who becomes his trusted aide by the end of the movie) escape and this marks David’s entry into a life of crime.

      3) Dialogues. They weren’t banal like in Billa 1. Thank God for that.

      4) The ending. Billa leaves for Malaysia and his men eliminate Billa’s remaining enemies one by one, which reminded me of Godfather.

      5) The title credits. Nice work depicting David’s childhood through pictures.

      6) Yuvan’s bgm. Nice work.

      7) The fight sequences were decent but the way Billa kills his enemies (most of them have their throats slit or stabbed in the throat) might be too violent for some viewers particularly because of the bgm during those scenes. I need to mention the climax scene in the chopper. Ajith performed the stunt himself and it was nicely executed.

      8 ) Cinematography and lighting.

      9) With the Idhayam song removed, Billa 2’s run time was just abt 2 hrs, which was a big relief as most Tamil movies run for more than 2 hrs and 30 mins.

      What I didn’t like :

      1) The sub-plot of Billa’s sister and her daughter Jasmine. Waste of screenplay. They could have avoided it or at least, they could have made it better.

      2) The scene where Billa retrieves a consignment of arms from an army depot with his friend Ranjith and a shotgun with 5 bullets. WTF was toleti thinking?.. No officers are killed, a jeep is made to explode and Billa escapes with the consignment. Silly.

      3) The two leading ladies Parvathy and Bruna are both worse than even Nayantara and Namitha. Bruna has nothing much to do except walk around in a bikini. Parvathy was unbearable.

      4)The absence of a good story. Wait, when was the last time that a Tamil movie had any semblance of a story?

      The screenplay could have been better. I found the screenplay interesting up till the point Billa joins Abbasi’s gang. After that it was a bit jarring here and there.

      5) Picturization of the songs. Unakkulle Mirugam tried to resemble Guy Ritchie’s style of presentation but went over-the-top. The Bounce Bounce song was boring and picturization ordinary. Madurai Ponnu takes place in a brothel and is picturized appropriately but might displease some viewers because of the liberal skin show. I didn’t have any issues with it though. The Belly dance number was totally unnecessary but thankfully it’s short. Another big relief is that the Idhayam song (which was supposedly horribly picturized with Parvathy Omanakuttan just running in slow motion on Goa beaches) was removed from all domestic prints as there were reports that it slowed the movie down.

      6) The special effects were a mixed bag. Ordinary in some scenes but quite decent in others.

      Overall : 6.5/10

  13. niramay   July 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    SI or Naveen, are you planning to post a review of Cocktail? Responds:


    If you’ve seen the movie, you are welcome to do so.

  14. Hari Jr   July 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Saw Cocktail.

    Usual Indian junk masquerading as a romantic comedy.

    Saif is alright overall (compared to the really poor actors in Hindi as of now) but nothing exemplary.

    Deepika is still unschooled in acting and her 2nd half performance was pretty bad.

    Diana Penty needs to work on dialogue delivery but was tolerable considering this is her debut. 🙂

    Boman Irani and Dimple Kapadia have short roles as Saif’s uncle and mom respectively and are alright.

    Randeep Hooda also has a short role

    All the songs in the movie are really crude.

    Not a single song lingers in the mind after exiting the cinema hall.

    The background music also in some places are bad.

    The first half had some funny moments but nothing to write home about.

    The second half was a big yawn.

    This is just my opinion. Others may have a different viewpoint. 🙂 Responds:

    Thanks, Sweetie!

    • niramay   July 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Hmm…thanks Hari Jr

  15. bveerabahu   July 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I’m sure ‘Thala’ fans who haven’t watched ‘Body of Lies’ must have gone gaga over the scene where Billa’s convoy circles around that Omanakkutty chick, obscuring the view of snipers…eventually saving her. Responds:

    You write: I’m sure ‘Thala’ fans…must have gone gaga over the scene

    Ajith’s fans are a crazy lot.

    Apparently, those dimwits go gaga over every scene/frame their idol appears in:

    Every single dialogue, and every punch the bad guys get were cheered for

    Source: Behindwoods

    • Mnx542   July 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      “I’m sure ‘Thala’ fans who haven’t watched ‘Body of Lies’ must have gone gaga over the scene where Billa’s convoy circles around that Omanakkutty chick, obscuring the view of snipers…eventually saving her.”

      I felt it wasn’t that good. The dust that partly obscures the snipers’ view is clearly CG and a poor one at that.

      My friend who was sitting next to me told me it’s a straight lift from Body of Lies.

      I haven’t seen BOL though.

      Even on the 3rd day in an elite multiplex like Sathyam, the hall was packed with Ajith fans who were shouting and cheering. I nearly went deaf during the opening scene. Responds:

      What a surprise!

      Old SI mentioned the dust scene in the Body of Lies Review four years back.

      • Mnx542   July 16, 2012 at 11:46 pm

        Ah aah. You did! Just read ur BOL review.

        I don’t know how it was in Body of Lies but in B2 it wasn’t worth a mention.

        That was one of the scenes where the special effects were very ordinary.

  16. Hari Jr   July 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Welcome 🙂

    Have you seen the film ‘Aaranya Kaandam’ (2011) ?? Responds:


    • Naveen   July 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      I saw it in bits and pieces in Roku – Channel Live but the print was soo bad that I could not enjoy the movie. It definitely seemed interesting and different from the usual Tamil garbage.

    • Mnx542   July 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm


      watch Aaranya Kaandam if you can. I’ve heard a lot positive reviews for the movie. It’s supposedly the first neo-noire Tamil movie. Responds:

      Will do.

      Going forward, all movie recommendations must follow the I’m Brahma …. post, as per Naveen’s diktat.

      • Mnx542   July 16, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        Will do, oh Wise One!

  17. Hari Jr   July 17, 2012 at 1:56 am

    I am also yet to see Aaranya Kaandam but just like Mnx542, I also heard a lot of rave reviews for it. 🙂 Responds:

    It’ll be hard to get the DVD…I live far from the savages (Indian stores).

    The nearest Tamil DVD rental place is about 80-miles (128-km).

    • Mnx542   July 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

      “The nearest Tamil DVD rental place is about 80-miles (128-km).”

      Wow.. that’s far.

      Why not order online and get it delivered at your doorstep? Responds:

      There are a couple of Indian online DVD rental firms but I’m not sure if they’re reliable.

      My previous experience with similar (i.e. Indian) firms for Hindi DVDs were not good.

      • Mnx542   July 17, 2012 at 10:08 am

        See, that’s where Mera Bharat Mahaan scores over the US.

        You can get whatever movie you want for free using your nimble fingers and a good broadband connection (to get the work done faster) 😛 Responds:

        Never downloaded a movie, not even once.

        I went to NYC to meet a friend visiting from Chennai sometime back…that person carries a portable hard-disk around with tons of movies.

        • Mnx542   July 17, 2012 at 10:50 am

          Is it possible to download a movie from the torrent websites in the internet in the U.S? Or are there any kind of anti-piracy policy in place?

          You can even get movies with Blu Ray prints.

          Easy, convenient and fast. Most importantly (for a cheapo desi), it’s free 😛


          Since there are tens of millions in the 15-25 age-group in the U.S., I’m sure anything is possible.

          Occasionally, the MPAA and RIAA file cases against students and win several millions.

          But youngsters are not easily amenable to change.

          We have a generation growing up that feels entitled to all things free on the Internet. That’s not a good augury.

          But I’ve rarely seen Hollywood pirated DVDs. Only on a few occasions, I’ve seen them in Canal St (a haven for all kinds of fake stuff from fake Rolex to fake Prada o fake Gucci) in NYC or Chinatown in downtown Manhattan.

          I suspect most piracy in the U.S. is online.

          But Indian movies are usually available by Monday on DVD in NJ and presumably in CA and elsewhere too.

        • vjcool   July 19, 2012 at 2:10 am

          yup.. anyone with a HDD has got tonnes of movies and the DVDs now cost only 15 Rs.

          I try to buy DVDs for the films I like best though I may have them downloaded and may have watched them many times… and I’m looked at as an idiot for spending money on originals.. trying to totally stop this downloading thing except when its really free or when bought online… So off to work, to earn more to spend on originals.. BTW have you seen ‘George of the Jungle’ for its idiotic take on Tarzan. be warned and watch the trailer before taking any risks with this film.. too goofy to be true.


          George of the Jungle? No.

    • Hari Jr   July 18, 2012 at 2:00 am

      Oh thats too far.

      No home deliveries of Tamil film DVD’s there ?? Responds:

      There are a couple of Netflix-like mail delivery firms but I’m skeptical of them.

  18. venbas   July 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Thalai fans are duty bound to keep the insides of their thalai at home before going to the theatre….

    Last time one bozo insisted on taking all of us (his friends) to that horror movie thalais Thirupathi (ever had a chance to watch it 😉 ).

    The experience was so terrifying that I thought had it been screened in Tirumala, the lord perumal himself will turn his back and vanish from his abode never to return!!! Responds:

    No, I haven’t seen Thirupathi.

    Just read about it on Wiki …. looks like one of those silly films that Ajith specializes in.

    Absolutely no intention of seeing it!

    • Mnx542   July 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      “No, I haven’t seen Thirupathi.”

      Thank your stars. Thirupathi is an utter disaster. Here’s a sample if u want.

      Disclaimer : The below video can make most viewers lose their sanity

      and pls watch the below video to marvel at the extent of the director’s creativity

      Both these movies are directed by the same pathetic Perarasu. Responds:

      Sick! The girls (first video) are holding on to their right buttock at 0:46 in what must be the ugliest dance on the planet. 🙁

      • venbas   July 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        Unfortunately majority of the crab crowd hold on to the philosophy yelayila vidicha paruppu, thalaiyila vidicha arappu….i.e, if their favorite star shits on the dinner plate, it becomes a main course, if the star shits on their head it becomes shampoo.

        Look at some of the bozos taking on Naveen for calling a mundam a mundam.

    • thalabilla   July 22, 2012 at 1:22 am

      Vijay pudungi mayiraan has given us more intolerable films like sura, villu, ATM, kuruvi, udaya, aadhi, sivakasi all are utter and huge flops than thala’s some films Responds:

      SI has reviewed a lot of Vijay’s films here.

      Most of Vijay’s films are awful, unwatchable trash.

      To think that this bozo now craves to enter politics. Sick! 🙁

      • TrulySiva   July 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

        2 reasons for I strongly support your last statement; Vadivel has lost his political sheen and politics is a serious business and public need masala (read comedy track here)

        Disclaimer: for all fans out here, I haven’t mentioned his name so if you get mad at me it is your intention about your hero and not mine

    • Arjunmk   July 24, 2012 at 2:55 am


      nee moodittu poda( u close everything),,, the film is a super hit and its written to be that way… endha kombanalum edhuvum pudunga mudiyadhu( no stickman can pluck anything)

      • venbas   July 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm

        The film was such a HIT that even mosquitoes and flies are dropping dead in the theatres!

        Last heard the makers of HIT are now planning to have Ajits Billa posters on their products.

        • thalabilla   July 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm

          kalaichittaaram….(outsmarted aam!!!!) ayyo ayyo!!

      • Mnx542   August 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm


        If venbas didn’t like the movie, what’s your problem with that?

        Is it a written rule that everyone must like Ajith movies?.. In the end, it’s the viewer’s wish. You or I can’t question that.

        Of course, you’re free to disagree with his views but the least you can do is disagree in a civil way and not resort to abusing.

  19. dinesh   July 19, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Did watch the movie but the bottom line is billa 2 ripped off SCARFACEs’ first half (including the dagger fight in the house) and a scene from BODY OF LIES (Billa rescues the girl).

    Btw about the acting –usual stuff..

    Walking with coat on. dancing with the coat on, running with the coat on–fighting with the coat on..having the coat on till the Very End. 😉

    Nothing extraordinary..! Responds:

    Must be some p*dungi coat! 😉

    • TrulySiva   July 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

      IMO violence / action sequence in these movies were tried to be Martin Scorsese’s making style (I mentioned “try”, how much effective let’s not get into) for ex. stabbing with pen is lifted from casino.

      We also need to agree, Indian movie cannot be original as format of movie itself is a western concept if we have to do everything originally we will be reviewing only “Theru Koothu” as that’s only form that is original to us.

      My point is I don’t mind if movie makers lift ideas from western movies as long as it gets proper treatment and characters justify – after all, hope here is that those who don’t get to see such movies in original (read english and hollywood) least get to see in their local movies. Responds:

      You write: My point is I don’t mind if movie makers lift ideas from western movies as long as it gets proper treatment and characters justify – after all, hope here is that those who don’t get to see such movies in original (read english and hollywood) least get to see in their local movies.

      A silly argument that can be extended to justify any kinds of theft or crime!

      • TrulySiva   July 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

        Don’t take it far..

        Intent is not to convey that theft is OK.

        But we have also seen that in Art (any form) theft can be called inspiration and still people get away with it.

        More so, we don’t go to a movie or shop for an item only after ensuring that it doesn’t copy any original without license. It’s for the enforcement agencies to bother. Responds:

        You write: More so, we don’t go to a movie or shop for an item only after ensuring that it doesn’t copy any original without license. It’s for the enforcement agencies to bother.

        These days, thanks to the Internet, Facebook, Twitter etc, even before the movie releases (or on opening day) or before heading to a store to buy a DVD/CD people know if it’s original or stolen!

        For instance, anyone who can move a mouse knew that thirutu LKB Vikram’s Deiva Thirumagal was Rotten Stolen Trash.

        But nobody cared.

        • TrulySiva   July 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

          That nobody should be original maker or any enforcement agency and it cannot be me / general mass for it to be effective. We spend to see a good movie or a scene (;) not banu theatre scene huh), if a movie has a beautiful plot like what LKB you mentioned above copied and I enjoy – that’s it. Some body like SI tells its a copy, I agree (or not) and move on.

          But the point I drive is “seivathai thiruntha sey” (if you are doing it, do it properly) to all directors.


          As I’ve said countless times, Indian trashy movies are embraced only by the Indian trash. Vettaikaran, Kuruvi, Deiva Thirumagal, Desi Boyz, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Dum Maro Dum etc wouldn’t release in theatres any place else.

          Nobody in their right minds would watch this garbage.

          The rest of the world rightly gives a cold shoulder to this junk. At Cannes, Oscars or any other serious film gathering, Bollywood/Kollywood/Tollywood does not exist.

          • TrulySiva   July 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

            forgot to mention, Although in this movie they have copied few action scenes I liked them as it was fresh for my regional movie and also liked the way they kept any crappy humor away because I don’t know if any LKB can mimic Joe Pesci as gangster movie need only such humor:)

  20. Mnx542   July 19, 2012 at 9:36 am

    SI not watching Dark Knight Rises?

    Or is Naveen gonna do it for you? Responds:

    SI, maybe.

  21. TrulySiva   July 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Hero is shown as an ex-L**E (who knew art of combat) with lots of hatred and frustration accumulated through his life, he want to vent them out and carve a kingdom for himself. Underworld seems to be an obvious choice and how he navigates to top is Billa 2.

    Good things in my opinion; Keeping running time shorter than usual movies, No comedy track – that itself would’ve been a biggest comedy, less melodrama around relationships, show some brutality (needed for a gangster movie)

    Very good stuffs; not making thala dance or emote (beyond a gangster’s look) or utter lengthy dialogues

    No good stuffs were mentioned in earlier posts and by original reviewer naveen

    Overall, I liked this movie and would rate as one of the best thala movies (I know I’ll be bashed left, right and center for this last sentence :-))

    • Naveen   July 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      You are entitled to your opinion. If you liked the movie then good for you.

      Only in a world as screwed up as this is lack of talent quantifed as “good stuff” as you have mentioned.

      1. In a movie as bad as Billa 2 adding a comedy track would not have made it any worse. If the comedy track was good then atleast it would have garnered some laughs.

      2. You point on movie length is mentioned in the review as the only saving grace.

      3. Ajith cannot dance or emote or deliver dialogues – core talent required in indian movies. Not exhibiting a non-existent talent is not a praiseworthy accomplishment. Tomorrow someone will say that the good thing about Simbu is that he did not become a nuclear scientist.

      The only reason Ajith, VIjay, Simbu etc. are successful is because of the abysmal standard of tamil films and stupid fans who know nothing better and have nothing better to do.

      • TrulySiva   July 24, 2012 at 1:14 am

        Read my comments inline to your numbered items above;

        1. Adding any track to compensate for a loss somewhere is a big NOI, as a moview watcher doesn’t prefer add-on tracks – be it comedy / item songs. If it is written as part of narration – any day better. When I said add-on, I meant like adding onion to old batter and present it like uthappam.

        2. —

        3. Are core competencies defined regionally in acting? Is it like selectively we compare hollywood and next moment we mandate acrobatics as hero material? Actor to scientist is no good comparison (reverse can be true). I guess last statement includes you, I and others (but I think you watch more movies than rest of crowd)

        • Naveen   July 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

          Your #1: You are correct. My point was with reference to Billa 2 which was so trashy that adding an unrelated comedy track or an ugly item song would have made it better. By the way, don’t most hotel do old batter + onion + “special” ingredient = Uthappam? 😉

          #3: Actor – Scientist: It was an analogy. It holds good for this topic as far as I can see it. It holds good for practically any living or dead person.

          As far as comparisons is concerned Ajith cannot be compared with Hollywood or acrobatics. He is a unique species for which the camera does the acting!

          In the last 7 months I may have watched 5-6 movies in the theater. Does that count as watching more movies than rest of the crowd?

          • TrulySiva   July 25, 2012 at 2:23 am

            Got you and take any profession and you can match these folks. “It is good Dhanush is in movies than him in IIT”, It is good Kamal act than him a professor etc.,

            Our movie watching numbers are similar but it reiterates that rest of crowd lauds such movies encouraging these morons to carry on?

            I felt this movie OK in relative manner (last I saw was nanban)

  22. Arjunmk   July 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Naveen [Trash Talk],

    Film was a beautiful film.. instead of letting your bowels loose here why dont you review T rajendar, JK ritessh and power star films bcos ur fit to review only such films,,,

    Loosu payale, the film had a good story and it clearly explains his rise to the top?? mad crackheads like you who a**lick vijay on every possible occasion may dislike it but that doesnt change the peoples verdict, it has been declared a huge hit and the collection reports are extraordinarily good.. evano oru paitjiyakara [Trash Talk] keralavila suicide attempt pannma adhukku ajitha poruppu…

    Blame it on kerala mallukuttans they dont know to appreciate a good story and thy feast only on old fatf*cks like mamooty and shakila… just because u review is like this not gonna change the status of the film as hit… go on and cut farts in the name of review Responds:

    Yes, Reviewer likes Vijay so much that he penned this lovely review of Velayudham.

    • Naveen   July 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      dei porambokku (useless fellow),

      Is your family getting a cut of the film’s collections? why do you care about collections?

      Billa 2 has been uniformly trashed by all reviewers in all web sites that matter.

      The overseas collections is pathetic.

      A distributor committed suicide due to poor collections and you talk bad about that dead man and other unrelated people from his State?

      Of course! what else can be expected out of insects and pests who feast on human dump?

      Who gives a f#ck about the status of the film? It is a pathetic excuse of a movie and irrespective of how much money it makes. Rest assured it will be a declared as a (s)hit in tamil nadu because there is no shortage of fans with their mouth open hoping Ajith will put something in it.

  23. Arjunmk   July 24, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Dei naveen pannada paradesi,

    andha aalu suicide panna thala enna pannuvaruu??? he should be ashamed of his fellow fat mallus for ignoring the film…
    the film is a hit in tamilnadu and the opening that was gigantic was enough for it..

    what else can be expected out of insects and pests who feast on human dump??

    ammaaam, ivaru mcdonalds, KFCla muzhukka sapiduvaru (as if you dine only at mcdonalds and KFc)… poda loosu payale… subjecta pathi pesu adha vituuttu naan enna sapta unakenna( concentrate on the subject nutcase)

    Ajith is the king of opening and it is proved once again and you can goon wet ur pants crying ur losing effort in declaring this film as a flop…

    • Naveen   July 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Padikka theriyuma? Konjam sappara velaya niruthittu yezhudhinadha ozunga padi. Nobody has blamed Ajith for that distributor’s suicide. It was mentioned in reference to the box office collections and ignorance of fools like you.

      With Billa 2, the so called king of box office has become a pus*y. Again you pathetic peice of shit, no one is denying that your master’s film will be declared a (s)hit in tamil nadu.

      The subject is whether Billa 2 is a good movie or not.

      The unanomous answer is that it is peice of garbage. Insects and worms typically feed on garbage so it is no wonder that Billa 2 will be a hit among people like you.

      It is not possible to discuss with scums like you on any topic because you are too busy taking turns in keeping your master happy down there.

      Don’t bother responding as I am done with you once and for all. Hurry up.. go to the theater… if you and your friends skip one show then another distributor may be gone!

    • Naveen   July 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Look at the pathetic status of Billa 2 in its second week. It is declared as “Average” in Chennai Box Office where you claim that it is running well.

      Trade Facts: Average

      Looks like even maggots have abandoned Billa 2. 😀 Responds:

      Now, with all the hype turned to Dark Knight Rises the fate of Billa 2 is sealed.

  24. unknownvirus   July 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Need old SI back.. Ban the trolls, I say.. Responds:

    I would let the winds of the world blow through the doors and windows of my house but I will not be blown away

    (Gandhi citing Rabindranath Tagore).

    • boopalanj   July 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      But at least – the comments must be moderated.

      Sometimes swear words are exchanged in regional language(s), which makes whole site look like a crap.

      Moreover, considerable amount of comments here are only about verbally attacking the author/audience personally – rather than arguing about the movie. Responds:

      Comments are moderated.

      It’s a fact that the Indian audience has an unquenchable thirst for c-grade movies.

      It’s also a fact that Indian film stars and producers/directors have an insatiable rapacity to profit from theft of Hollywood/foreign flicks (Ghajini, Ek Ajanabee, God Tussi Great Ho, Zinda, Manmatham Ambu, Deiva Thirumagan, Thenali and countless other Bollywood and Kollywood films).

      Neither is worthy of respect.

      • boopalanj   July 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm

        Yep, Just read the recent response by you on another comment.

  25. gandhiji   July 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Wow, 100!! a modern day record for the number of responses in SI. Is it because new users are being allowed to register? Responds:

    For the answer, I’ll have to resort to an old Tamil saying – Ellam Avan Seyal (roughly translated as It’s all Ajith’s doing ). 😉

    • Naveen   July 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Lets say that the thalabilla fellow and I had a secret pact to hit that number and make the comments section stink in that process 😉

    • boopalanj   July 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

      SI is slowly restoring its fame of older days 😉

  26. TrulySiva   July 27, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Naveen and Thalabilla sure did some mankatha commenting (you in – I out) here. But in general, for any hyped movie I have seen similar review and similar number of comments in SI if not more – dasavatharam may be?

  27. boopalanj   July 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

    “The website can be hacked or shut down
    Oru nalla hacker ah approach panna ithu nadakum. Can be hacker from outside india or someone from india itself. Bringing down a website cost more. Their are lots of Rasigar madrams in TN for all actors. If Every fan contributes some 10 rupees podum we can bring the website down”

    What the f***ing nonsense?

    Don’t they have some better thing to worry about? Why don’t they contribute for something good rather than bringing down a web site? Responds:

    You write: Don’t they have some better thing to worry about?

    No, not the bozo’s rabid ‘fans.’

  28. fugitive143   August 14, 2012 at 12:26 am

    hey hru? did u see the movie 3 (moonu) starring dhanush and shruti hassan? i saw it yday and liked it..wanted to know if u liked it.. Responds:

    Sweetie, never saw 3, 2 or even 1. 😉

  29. Vishnu   August 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

    what is frustrating is chakri toleti who made this movie and almost destroyed Ajiths career is being projected as some kind of a visionary film maker in a facebook page called LargeShortFilms sponsored by royal stage.

    He is being projected as a peer to sudhir mishra and anurag kashyap.

    Ha. Responds:

    Both the Tamil and Hindi film businesses have budgets to project actors/actresses/directors as brilliance personified and whip up hysteria and enthusiasm among idiots a.k.a. Indian moviegoers through friendly web sites and social media postings.

    No matter that sometimes the movie is outright theft (as was the case with Vikram’s Deiva Thirumagal, a lift of I am Sam).

    I have seen Chakri Toleti’s debut film Unnaipol Oruvan and it was garbage.

    Anurag Kashyap is a billion miles ahead of this Toleti guy.

    • Naveen   August 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      In India anyone with vision (working eyes) is considered visionary.

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