Several hit Malayalam films have often be remade in Tamil, the most recent one being Mammootty-starrer Katha Parayumbol. At the same time, Tamil blockbuster movies released in Kerala have fetched good collections at the box office. Last year's Tamil blockbuster Sivaji released in around 86 centres in Kerala showed a fantastic opening and collected a huge share at the box office.
Ajith starrer Billa was released in Kerala on 28th December in around 25 centres and has been running to packed houses. Billa marks Ajith's biggest opening in the state. The number of Thalai fans in God's own country have increased, manifold. His suave looks and don-perfect attitude have just floored the audiences in Kerala. According to latest reports, the movie has even broken the records set by Rajinikanth's Sivaji.