Jul 15, 2012

Billa 2 Movie Review – A Random Juggling of Suits , Bullets and Blood

Ajith Kumar Billa 2 Movie Wallpapers

What’s It About !
A Srilankan Refugee with the thirst to be more and to be better , moves up the ladder to become one of the most feared Dons by eliminating all those who he thinks , are his enemies.
Actually he moves up ,pretty darn slow !!!

Analysis :
When they re-made the yesteryear Billa , there was so much expectations around it and it did deliver what was expected and acquired a cult status . Now we have Billa-2 , supposedly the first Prequel in Indian Cinema - a movie about the Don’s history . Chakri Toleti , given such a huge opportunity has miserably failed to deliver a worthy prequel . Billa wants to be a DON and he becomes one is the storyline . But how did he come to the level , should have been dealt with much care , rather than a dumb screenplay and nothing but murder all over .
Be it the hero or the villains , there is no proper characterization . Everyone just comes , walks around and dies . Though the first half is manageable , the second half is a total disaster . There is not a single scene in the movie that will make you wanna see again .It is difficult to sustain interest as the pace is going no-where expect to the floors .
The Dialogues is the only positive thing about the movie . After providing such huge hits with his previous films , Yuvan is seriously disappointing . This is definitely not the kind of music for Billa-2 , especially after what he provided for Mankatha and Billa-1 .
Even a good actor , with looks and talent , will need a good screenplay and a powerful music , to satisfy - if not the gen pop , at least his fans . The movie has nothing to invite the audience for the second time . And seriously why are there only items numbers in the movie ?? Probably that is a strategy to bring in repeated audience . But believe me , it is not going to work .

Performances :
Performance ?? – Where and who ??? is what you will think about when you actually see the movie . Mankatha had great scope for Ajith and he did the negative role with so much finesse and it was hugely appreciated . But this movie gives him nothing . Walking around with blood and a rock hard face isnt good enough . Almost all the characters in the movie has nothing to express . They just move their jaws to utter the dialogues , and that’s all there is and nothing more . There are a few scenes which are made to be get huge response from the crowd , but are just frivolous . (Especially the scene where he saves Parvathy and the climax helicopter sequence) .
Well the Ladies !! Bruna Abdulla is just bad .. There s nothing good about her . Parvathy Omanakuttan , despite her looks , fails to provide an impression .
Villain Abbassi is ok but Dimitriv is hilarious !!!

Bottom-Line :
Billa 2 is naïve and boring . Ajith and great cinematography alone cannot run a show . Music , screenplay & direction are just terribly bad . Wont even satisfy Ajith fans . Its for a very specific group of people .

Billa 2 the beginning – Could have been better.

Rating : 2.5/5 (for the dialogues,camera work and being true to the gangster tone) .

A change of Idea…of Shirts …of Pants


If there is one thing that can leave you terribly confused , than calculus or algebra , its choosing your dress .

I have many personal experiences where my friends used to spend hours in a store confused , to pick the perfect one . When it comes to formal clothing , first I go with the shirt and then hunt for a suitable pant  , and I believe that how most guys would do it . Ready-mades are much less easier to choose from than selecting your fabric and get it tailored .

Usually when I go to a store , I pick my clothes in less than 15 minutes . I was very lanky then , so didn’t give too much importance to clothing as anything I wear would look loose or just plainly not-perfect . We even had a gang in college , the gang of skinnies . We prayed to God, seeked his blessings , discussed on what to eat and find out all the possible options out there , but exercise was a strict NO . But at the end of 3rd year in college , GOD decided to show his grace and sent me some fat from heaven Winking smile . Now I weigh what a person of my age should and I have even developed a teeny-tiny belly . Though my friends ease me for that , I am so damn happy that they are actually teasing me for my weight , but not like before . I now have some fat attached to my bones . Thank you God !!

So now , I wanted to wear stuff that will suit me and would be perfect for me . I decided to opting for tailored clothing . So I asked everyone I knew to suggest me a good one in the area . My brother’s friends suggested me one – Rich N Style . The first time I went there I was baffled with the options and the innumerous styles he suggested and asked me for tailoring . I was like , “What ???” . He understood my reaction and just gave a smile . I naively asked him to do it the way he thinks will suit me best . He smiled and agreed to do so . After a week , when I got them back and tried , I was really glad , they were just perfect .

Since I found a wonderful tailor , I have been opting for the latter . It doesn’t take much time for me to choose ready-mades , but this has the total capacity to drive you nuts , but still , the end product will be satisfying .  Recently I went to Chennai Silks with my mom and decide that I would do some shopping as well . First I started with the usual , painful task of differentiating between the color tone of pant fabrics . Believe me !! most of’em look very similar and sometimes its really hard to chose from . It was then I saw , these Raymonds boxes at one corner . I went to check on them and found combo packs , which has matching shirt and pant fabrics together . I was like WoW !!! This is what I want , and started to bring down every single box , and began to sort them out . Then had Combo packs from Raymonds , Gini , Grasim , Belmonte , Vimal and so many others . I didn’t have time for all of’em , so just ransacked the Raymond area and picked 5 sets and I promised the guy there , that I would be back with a bunch of friends .


If you are in Chennai , and if you prefer getting your clothes tailored , hit Chennai Silks as soon as possible and esp for that price range they are really good .