By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Vethalayai Pottendi sakthi konjam yeruthadi..., the famous kuthu song in the 80's film Billa will be remixed for the remake of the film. The song was originally written by Kaviyarasu Kannadasan and composed by legendary MS Viswanathan for the original, which had Rajini in the lead role. The orignal flick rocked the Box Office and set new standards for an action film. Rajini's dances with Sripriya and his paan chewing style made the song more popular than the film itself.
In the remake, Ajith will be chew paan and shakes his legs with the sexy Nayantara. The entire crew of Billa-2007 has flew to Malaysia to shoot the remix of Vethalayai Pottendi… Nayan is all excited to shoot the song which will have the same lyric and tunes of the legendary duo, with the modern touches of Yuvan Shankar Raja. The song is going to be picturised on Ajith and Nayan similar to a music video by leading choreographer Kalyan under the supervision of Vishnuvardhan, the director who always knows the pulse of the generation next.
Earlier the producer of Billa Ananda Suresh had made a complaint on Nayantara that the actress was refused to give her dates to complete the film. Nayantara was shocked to hear this complaint and later rushed to the council and gave an explanation for her refusal to the producer. According to Nayan, the producer had wasted a month of her call sheets of the actress and now she is committed to her Telugu projects.
But the functionaries of the council have requested the actress to adjust her dates and help the producer finish the film shooting and release during Diwali. Nayan, the complete professional, had gone out of her way to adjust dates from her 'Thulasi' producer to make time to complete the remaining portions of Billa.
Pyramid Saimira has purchased the Indian theatrical rights of Billa-2007 for a biog amount. The corporate film company had already got the rights of Diwali releases Azhagiya Tamil Magan, Kannamoochi Enada and Shahrukh Khan's Om Shanthi Om. With these films Pyramid Saimira has emerged as the single biggest Kollywood corporate, who has got some of the biggest movies with them. They also control the most number of screens in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Now Pyramid Saimira is in the driver's seat both dictates the release of a film and availability of screens for the release. Till last week it was doubtful about the release of Billa for this Diwali. But after Pyramid got the theatricals, the film is back in the Diwali race. The crew of Billa is at present camping in Malaysia to shoot few scenes and a song with Ajith - Nayantara. They are expected to return to Chennai next week. The postproduction work on the film will be kick started from around the third week of October.