The report shocked many in the industry and even the producer and distributors of the film. It raised the eyebrows of many as the film is just three days old and only released in 200 odd theaters. Many have raised a question whether it is possible for a medium budget film like Billa (released only in Tamil Nadu) toppled a biggest film ever produced in the country Shivaji, which was released worldwide with 1000 prints?
Ramanujam, a renowned trade analyst and editor of Tamil Nadu Entertainment, the official trade magazine of the film world said: "No way Billa could collect Rs 25 crores within the short span. If it could reach that milestone it has to be released all over the world with more than 2000 prints. The film just completed 3 days and today is the fourth day. According to Box Office results at the end of the third day, Billa has collected around Rs 3 crores all over the state. The film has released all over the state with just 225 prints. Remaining prints have sent to other states but yet to be released. How could it be possible to collect Rs 25 crores? It is a wrong report and misleads the total industry..."
L Suresh, the producer of Ananda Pictures Circuit also denied the report. He said: "There is nothing true or fact in this report. According to the trade reports, the film got a rousing start, but Rs.25 crores in five days is absolutely an unimaginary figure. In fact, the film has just completed three days, as you are told!"
Pyramid Saimira Theaters Pvt Ltd, the state wide distributor of Billa in 225 theaters, also strongly denied the reports and confirmed what Ramanujam said. Krishnakumar, the media relations officer of the company, said, "It is highly impossible to a film like Billa to collect such a huge amount in just three days. Comparing Billa with Shivaji also childish and as one of the distributors of Shivaji I know how big the film is. Of course, Billa opened well and it might have collected Rs 3 crores so far… But I'm not sure about the exact figure!"
Now we leave the entire thing to the reader's conclusion!