David Billa (2012)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 9 mins

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David Billa a refugee comes to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and his journey begins into crime. Initially he starts as a local diamond smuggler. He eventually meets Abbasi, an underworld don in Goa and helps him out in a deal and wins his favor. For one of Abbasi's deals Billa goes to Georgia where he meets a ruthless international don Demitri. They get acquainted that creates a rift between Abbasi and Billa. A challenge is thrown by Billa to Abbasi and he starts building his own empire, which eventually results in Billa crossing swords with Demitri himself. The bloody battle begins in Goa and ends in Georgia.

Cast: Ajith Kumar, Bruna Abdullah, Parvathy Omanakuttan

Crew: Chakri Toleti (Director), RD Rajasekhar (Director of Photography), Yuvan Shankar Raja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 13 Jul 2012 (India)

Tagline: Every man has a past, every don a history

Telugu Name: డేవిడ్ బిళ్ళ

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Spoken Languages:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Camera:
Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: Sony Music Entertainment
01 
04:08
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyricist: Anant Sriram
Playback Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja
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04:03
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04:22
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyricist: Anant Sriram
Playback Singer: Tanvi Shah
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03:55
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyricist: Anant Sriram
Playback Singer: Andrea Jeremiah
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04:18
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01:56
Taglines:
Every man has a past, every don a history
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Continuity
The blood stain on David's shirt is spread out when he is fighting inside a building. When he comes out, the stain is not spread out and appears dark. And in the next shot, there is a new blood stain on his belly over the shirt.

Miscellaneous
The antagonist shows a view of his arms factory in an LCD monitor. This is a contradiction as the film was set in a period where LCD monitors and cameras didn't exist.
Trivia:
An action scene of this movie was filmed in Georgia at a temperature of -5 degrees Celsius.

A One minute teaser of this film garnered over 500,000 views in Youtube within the first three days of its release, setting a new record for Tamil films.

Stunt Master urged Ajith Kumar to use a dupe for a tough stunt scene. But Ajith Kumar insisted that he himself was ready to do the fight sequence without any dupe so that audience would be well rejoiced.

Since this film is a prequel, director did not go for latest model costumes, glasses for the actors and actresses. He preferred glasses, costumes that is used around the year 2000.

While shooting in Georgia, a group of 20 to 25 Tamil students unfailingly followed the Billa 2 team at every location, just to catch the cast and crew in action. Overwhelmed by this, on the last day of the shoot, Ajith Kumar invited them over to his hotel lobby to spend quality time with them.

This is the first ever Indian film to have a release in 13 French cities.

This film is the first ever Indian film to get released in 4 theaters in Yalpanam in Srilanka.

This is the first ever film of Ajith Kumar to be released in more than 1000 number of screens.

An official trailer of this film garnered over 300,000 views in YouTube within 24 hours of its release, setting a new record for Tamil films.

This is the first Indian movie to be shot with the Red Epic camera.

During a fight scene , the lead actor Ajith Kumar experienced a knife cut in his hand. Despite his hand pain , Ajith Kumar managed to act the particular fight scene for the whole day.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Billa II (Tamil)