Based on the story of friendship between Krishna and Sudama.

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Billu Vilas Pardesi
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Sahir Khan
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Bindiya B. Pardesi
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Daamchand
Rajpal Yadav ...
Jhalan Kumar
Asrani ...
Mobat Chacha
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Herself 'Marjaani'
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Herself 'Love mera hit hit'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Uday Atroliyer ...
Sub-Inspector
Ahsan Bakhsh ...
Police Inspector
Ashwini Bhatt ...
Yeshwant - Sahir's P.A.
Sunil Bob ...
School Committee Member
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Herself 'You Get me rocking and reeling'
Pratik Dalvi ...
Ronak 'Duggu' B. Pardesi
Jayant Gadekar ...
P.I. Jayant
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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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Also Known As:

Billu Barber  »

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Opening Weekend:

£248,560 (UK) (13 February 2009)

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$753,515 (USA) (6 March 2009)
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When Shah Rukh Khan called Lara Dutta to offer a role in this movie, she originally believed it was for an international show. Upon hearing that she was being offered a role for one of his films, she readily agreed. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Remake of Katha Parayumpol (2007) See more »

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Khudaya Khair
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Soham Chakraborty, Akriti Kakkar and Monali
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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OK Movie Worth Watching
19 May 2009 | by (Trinidad and Tobago) – See all my reviews

The story is simple, but performances of Shahrukh Khan and Irrfan Khan are what makes the movie worth watching. The songs, even though not related to the story, are very entertaining and make the movie more fun to watch. The ending was predictable, but the performances saved the movie.

Billu's wife looked way too beautiful to pass off as an average village girl. I'm no Bollywood fan so I did not know who the actress was. Throughout the whole movie, I kept thinking "how on earth did this super hot girl end up with this average looking man?" In the ending credits, I saw Lara Dutta. Miss Universe Lara Dutta!

If you have some extra spare time, this movie is good enough not to waste it.


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