First time in Tamil cinema a remake formula came into existence. Billa was originally made with Superstar in the remake Ajith played the lead role. Ajith accepted this project with the blessings of superstar. The movie had Ajith Kumar, Nayanthara, Prabhu, Namitha, Rahman, Santhanam in the lead roles.
Every body expected that the movie will be an exact remake of the original. But the director Vishnuvardhan made everybody’s jaw drop. The movie was made in way that it would fit in that day’s trend. The team started working on the project in April 2007 and it was released on 14th December, i.e 11 years ago.
It is said that doing a remake of Billa was originally Ajithkumar’s idea and it worked wonders. This movie was the highest grossing movie of 2007 (almost 72 crs) and kerala’s top collection same year. The critics and movie buffs commented that the movie was a stylish version of the original one. And it got all positive responses. Ajith was applauded by one and all for his performance in the movie and his look in the movie with the blazer on was outstanding.
The music of the movie was a major plus. Music was scored by Yuvan Shankar raja. Then there was a trend of setting caller tune and it became popular after the release of Billa in 2007. Almost everyone would have set the songs from Billa as their caller tune. The movie was definitely a major milestone in Ajith kumar’s career. Kollywood.net joins hands in celebrating 12 years of Billa with the fans who are doing in on twitter with the #11YrsOfSovereignBILLA.