Chakri Toleti’s David Billa / Billa 2 (2012) Movie Review


Cast : Ajith Kumar,Parvathy Omanakuttan,Bruna Abdullah,Vidyut Jamwal,Sudhanshu Pandey
Directed  : Chakri Toleti
Screenplay  : Chakri Toleti,Sarath Mandava
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : R. D. Rajasekhar
Censor Certicate: A
Runtime: 127 Minutes

Billa 2 is the prequel to Billa, starring Ajith which was released in 2007. Billa 2 is also a gangster thriller movie and it shows the early life of underworld don Billa. Billa 2 is being dubbed in Telugu as David Billa. It is a prequel to Billa directed by Eenadu fame Chakri Toleti. Producer Shobha of SVR Media has bagged the Telugu dubbing rights of this film. Lets check out the review in brief.


David Billa (Ajith) a Sri Lankan refugee comes to a refugee camp in South India. He fights against injustice in the refugee camp. Now he comes across a few mafias and tries to become one. Slowly he moves towards achieving his mission and meets Abbasi (Sudhanshu Pandey) in Goa. Abbasi is a dreaded mafia don. Billa manages to win his patronage and makes trip to Georgia to meet an international don Dmitri (Vidyut Jamwal). As it happens, the rise of Billa creates a rift in between him Billa and Abbasi. Now Billa decides to announce his arrival. How he overcomes Dmitri and accomplishes his arrival forms the rest of the story line.


Ajith has given a stellar performance in this film, with his brilliant acting. He looked tough and exhibited appropriate histrionics by underplaying in certain scenes. He changed his body language and his mannerisms were apt.

Miss India world 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan is okay in the film. Bruna Abdullah did a small role in the film and she is fine. Both the heroines must work on their acting skills, They were dumb with their reactions. Gabriela Bertante sizzled with the item song. Sudhanshu Pandey is good as the mentor of Young Billa. Krishna Kumar (As a BAD cop) did a small impotant role and he suited the character. Vidyut Jamwal, who played negative roles in the Force and Oosaravelli, is selected to play the negative lead, he justified his character. Rest of the characters were hunky-dory.

Technical Stuff:

Yuvan Shanker Raja Music is stylish and even songs picturization is good. Bounce Song and Adhiadhigo Hero were very well pictured. Cinematography by R. D. Rajasekhar is bang-up. The foreign locations and Helicopter scene picturiszation needs a special mention. Editing by Suresh Urs is could have been better. Dialogues by Sharath Mandava are good in parts. Choreography is alright. Stunts by Stefan Richter, K. Rajashekar and Kecha Khamphakdee are overhyped. Production values are good.

As expected the story about on How the Refugee turning out as a Don. Movie runs on the similar lines of Chatrapathi (2005) and Hollywood film Scarface. David Billa all about the rise of Sri Lankan refugee who tries to become the head of a drug and Ammunition ring in South India. Director Chakri Toleti tried to re-create Vishnuvardhan style of making with no perfect substance to support. First half is technically good. However, the direction has gone completely out of track in second half. The screenplay in climax gets boring.

Survi Verdict:

The plus points of this film are Thala Ajith, Yuvan Music, Cinematography and stylish taking. The negative points are slow narration, lack of Telugu commercial elements, dry scenes and lack of substance. This film has got more style and less substance. On the whole, David Billa is not worth your ticket, wait for its DVD.

Survi Review: 1.5/5

Theatrical Trailer: Dialogue Trailer 1: Dialogue Trailer 2:

4 thoughts on “Chakri Toleti’s David Billa / Billa 2 (2012) Movie Review

  1. When did i rate a HIT movie 1 or 2 /5.. When ever i rated a movie FLOP they went on to be flop so … My Senses are spot on…

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