Billa Pandi makes a Diwali entry despite the presence of the biggie “Sarkar”. RK Sathish debuts as the hero in the film which is written and directed by Saravana Sakthi.
OK, you have a story that is set in some village in Madurai, and now you know what has to be added convert it into a script. Yes, caste issues, rich- poor divide, emotional melodrama, a comedy track and some action. All these constitute BP and it is loud most of the time. All issues are touched briefly not to forget the hero worship of Ajith throughout the film. The comedy does not click and the baseless narration does not engage the audience.
RK Suresh is very ordinary in his first film as hero, though there is a lot of scope, he lets it slip. Indhuja and Chandini are the love interests and they are okayish. Thambi Ramaiah is loud and has more dialogues than most in the film. The rest of the cast are OK.
Jeevan handles the camera and is decent. Ilayavan’s background score is ordinary and the songs pretty much tailor made. Editing by Raja Mohamad is average. Dialogues are standard. Saravanan Sakthi offers nothing new in the direction department.
Billa Pandi is the typical “safe subject” that is handled ineffectively despite a decent cast. Ajith fans might have something to cheer about, if that’s a reason to watch.
BILLA PANDI – DUMMY !!