Cinematography: Soundar Rajan .
Stunts: Stun Siva .
Story: Javed Akhtar.
Screenplay – dialogues – direction: Meher Ramesh .
Producer: D Narendra & Prabodh .
Billa seems to be not worked for Prabhas and director meher ramesh . Billa (Prabhas) is an underworld mafia leader (Don) operating from Malaysia. Krishna Murthy (Krishnam Raju) is a cop(A.C.P) who is on the trail of Billa. Billa dies in an encounter with cops. Krishna Murthy keeps it as a secret and brings Billa’s look-alikes one Ranga from Vishakapatnam . Ranga – a petty thief onto the scene. The rest of the story is all about how Ranga completes the job for Krishna Murthy. This story was adapted from tamil Billa movie which was performed by Ajit. It is also adapted from N.T.R 1970 ‘s Film “Yugander”.Artists Performance:Prabhas is extremely stylish with well toned and highly muscular body in the role of the don. The blazers suited him really well. His second role as Ranga entertains us with the dialogue delivery he popularized with Bujjigadu film. His dance was good in the film.
Story – screenplay – direction: only Prabhas role was highlights of the film. Billa’s story is based on Don film penned by Javed Akhtar. Screenplay of the film is excellent in the first half and the second half was done by director it was disappointing one. Director concentrated more on the styling in the first half. I think this can know only doing first half only.Though it is a 30 year old story, the director should have done modifications to it to make it more logical and convincing. The twists towards climax lack logic& too worst. Seems to be Director meher Ramesh more concentrates on prolonging the film.
Music and background score by Mani Sharma is average. Cinematography by Soundar Rajan is pretty good.The serious dialogues written for Prabhas in the first half (Can Can and other English dialogues) are not effective enough. Fights done by Stun Siva are efficient and stylish (especially superb chase sequence). Editing is excellent . Production values by Gopi Krishna Movies are excellent. The entire movie is mounted on a Big scale.
Critics Analysis: First half of the film is awesome . But Second half of the is little disappointing and is prolonged. The plus points of the film are Prabhas’s makeover and styling as Billa and good production values. On the story & screen play side, the second half should have been effectively handled. Director Meher Ramesh was not used Prabhas at his best. Hope somebody would make the best use of it the future. The bottom line of the film is Average .