When a famous Bollywood actor visits a small village for a film's shoot, a lowly hairdressers claim that they were once childhood friends soon makes him the centre of attention.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billu (as Irrfan)
Nobat Chacha
Jhallan Kumar
Damodar Dubey
Jagdish ...
Principal Gahalot
Mitali Mayekar ...
Pratik Dalvi ...
Dancer in 'Marjani' song
Dancer in 'Love Mera Hit Hit' song
Sahir Khan
Shankar Sachdev ...
Civil Officer
Chirag Vohra ...


Based in Budbuda, Uttar Pradesh, Billu Vilas Pardesi barely makes a living as a barber. His wife, Bindiya, looks after the household, and his children, Gunja and Ronak, are on the verge of being expelled from Gyaan Bharti Vidyalay Higher Secondary School due to non-payment of fees. Then everything changes when Bollywood actor Sahir Khan makes an appearance to film a movie in the town. Rumors spread that Billu is Sahir's close friends, and he becomes a celebrity virtually overnight. His shop gets donations and clientèle, and the school decides to educate his children for free. The trouble begins when townsfolk want to meet with Sahir but Billu is unable to contact him. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Billu Barber  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£248,560 (UK) (13 February 2009)


$753,515 (USA) (6 March 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tabu was offered the role of Bindiya, but refused because she did not want to work with Irrfan Khan. See more »


In the village fair, Billu is shown sitting in one of the 14 carriages of a giant wheel. In the next shot, the giant wheel is shown moving, but Billu is not seen any of the carriage. See more »

Crazy Credits

And Incidentally Shah Rukh Khan as Sahir Khan. See more »


Remake of Katha Parayumpol (2007) See more »


Love Mera Hit Hit - House Mix
Written by Ashiesh Pandit
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Neeraj Shridhar and Tulsi Kumar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Billu (Barber) is an excellent watch!
16 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect when I went to see this movie but I was so pleasantly surprised and pleased with it! Irfan Khan and Lara Dutta deserve nominations for best actor/actress for fine performances. The comedy was just right and the drama was just right. What can I say about Shah Rukh Khan? He is in the perfect role playing the superstar Sahir Khan. He is not just a special appearance in this film but is a main supporting actor so please watch this movie. You won't be disappointed. I also encourage all to please watch this movie on the big screen for the first watch because it makes a huge difference in how you will enjoy this film. When you watch in the theaters, you literally get taken away to another place and trust me, you will enjoy being there for that 2 + hours and wish you didn't have to come back to reality. This movie has a very sweet and sensational story that all ages can enjoy. The music is just superb and you will want to jump out of you seat and dance! Please watch this movie!

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