"Billa" selected for Cannes festival
PVS [ Sat, May 3, 2008 ]
- Ajith-starrer "Billa", an action entertainer which has received rave reviews, has been selected the Cannes film festival.
It will be screened on May 18 in the non-competitive section.
Vishnuvardhan directed the film which is the modern version of the 1980 super-hit "Billa" featuring Rajinikanth.
Released towards end of 2007, the modern, Hollywood-style "Billa" was filmed entirely in Malaysia. It turned out to be a trend setter for commercial cinema in Tamil.
Ananda Suresh, the producer, feels it is a great honor that a Tamil film like Billa has been invited for the most prestigious film festival in the world.
He says that Vishnuvardhan, the stylish make-maker, Ajith and the entire team of Billa made it with a lot of passion.