Review: 'Billa 2'
'Billa 2' should have ideally been a neat entertainer, but unfortunately it falls flat on the face as it has plenty of style, but very little in the form of content.
Ajith is the main attraction of the film alright, but director Chakri Toleti seems to have just concentrated on projecting him with lot of build ups and punchy dialogues.
The dialogues may appeal to his fans initially, but gradually viewers will start wondering as to why the director made the producer spend so much for the visual appeal of the film, and didn't concentrate on the story as much.
Though the director has taken the essence of the story from Al Pacino's 'Scarface', 'Billa 2' does not have the elements to make it a good action and emotional entertainer. Many sequences do not carry any credibility at all and logic goes for a toss.
Toleti's screenplay especially lacks credibility. Since the pace of the film slackens many a times, the audience can get bored in many sequences which seem to have been stretched. The plus point of the film is Ajith's intensive performance and style, coupled with some amazing camera work of Rajashekhar. The art director has also done a great job.
Unfortunately, Ajith's strong performance cannot salvage the film. He looks handsome, stylish, sophisticated and also wicked. Some of the dialogues also relate to his struggle in the film industry to reach the top. Sudhanshu Pandey regales the viewers with his natural performance, while Vidyut Jamwal is impressive and stylish.
The two heroines have nothing much to do other than sizzling in dance numbers and a few sequences. The romantic sequences look horrible in the film. Yuvan Shankar Raja's music is not impressive, but Rajashekhar's camera work is brilliant and visuals of the film stand out.
The art direction is good, but the film's editing could have been a notch better.
'Billa 2' would be an interesting film only if you are an ardent fan of Ajith. Otherwise it is an average film with a weak script spoiling the show.
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