Director Chakri Toleti's latest Tamil movie Billa 2 starring Ajith Kumar, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah and Vidyut Jamwal in leads, is an action thriller and it is a prequel to Ajith's blockbuster film Billa. But this film has received average reviews from the film critics. Ajith's performance, dare-davil stunts and music are its highlights, while thin predictable story, week narration and bad editing are its drawbacks. The movie has been rated an average of 2.8 out of 5. Continue to read film critics' verdict.
CNN IBN - Prathibha Parameswaran's Review: The biggest strength of Billa 2 is undoubtedly its hero. He does his part of looking good whenever he's allowed to, wields his gun in style and delivers the dialogues in his signature style. The film in general lacks pace and drama. The experimental style editing hampers the narrative than improve it. Though the film's not longer than a quarter and two hours Billa's story until his transition takes its own sweet time to unveil itself.
Oneindia - Prakash Upadhyay's Review: The movie is all about Ajith's heroism - though as a baddie. It is out and out Ajith film. On the flip side, the story lags on-the-edge elements. There are parts where the story is predictable and it could have been made interesting by bringing in some thrill to the story.
Rediff - Pavithra Srinivasan's Review: Billa 2 is stylishly shot, and Ajith carries the film on his shoulders, but that's all there is to it. When it comes to screenplay, logical plots and characterisation, it fails to meet expectations.
Deccan Herald - S Viswanath's Review: Billa 2 is not everyone's dose of entertainment dreg. Either get a heady kick on high octane and adrenaline action, or pursue a more modest and mellow avenue.
Times of India's Review: Billa 2 has a wafer-thin storyline. But Chakri Toleti has intentionally kept the pace swift enough, leaving no time for the viewer to notice loose ends. Billa 2 is strictly for Ajith fans who want their favourite star to be seen as an invincible person on the screen always. But one would have preferred to see Ajith as brain than brawny hero.
IndiaGlitz's Review: For hardcore Ajith fans, 'Billa 2' is a delight for they can see their favourite star as an invincible, unbeatable and stylish don. He sets off a new style trend with his looks and costumes. More a serious role with no tinge of humor, it is indeed a complex character ably handled by Ajith. He has very little to speak in the movie and lets his gun do all the talking.
NDTV's Review: Ajith has performed action scenes with ease and has given an impressive performance. Sudhanshu Pandey, too, is perfect in the role of Abbasi. Screenplay and narration also fails to impress. Billa 2 can be watched for its action sequences, decent music and interesting locations.