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Credited cast:
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Billu Vilas Pardesi
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Sahir Khan
Lara Dutta ...
Bindiya B. Pardesi
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Daamchand
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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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Storyline

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)

Gross:

$753,515 (USA) (6 March 2009)
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Sahir Khan's illustrious career, showcased as various clips from his numerous movies (and with the posters that fans carry and posters that are in Billu's shop) make ready use of Shah Rukh Khan's real life movie career, utilizing clips from Baazigar, Darr, Trimurti, Karan Arjun, Pardes, Koyla, Yes Boss, Dil To Pagal Hai, Duplicate, Dil Se, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Baadshah, Mohabbatien, Josh, One 2 Ka 4, Asoka, Devdas, Chalte Chalte, Kal Ho Na Ho, Main Hoon Na, Swades, Paheli, Chak De! India, Om Shanti Om, and others. See more »

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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 »

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Features Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) 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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A Good One To Watch.
16 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When it was first announced that Shahrukh Khan's next film would be this one, many were under the impression that this would be a historical film but it isn't at all. Sometimes we remember our childhood and in particular our friends and the times and various moments at the time. The problem is that we can only remember them once they have gone and they cannot be recreated .This is a simple story which has been portrayed in a most simplistic manner by the makers and the actors. . A Simple man, who owes a lot of money to many and yet people in the village don't want to know him or want to go to his shop has his life turned upside down, when a film company comes to make a film.

Starring Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Shahrukh Khan, Asrani, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav and Manoj Joshi, this is directed by Priyadarshan while Preetam provides the music score. Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone make special appearances.

Even though it stars Shahrukh Khan and has been produced by him and his wife, this is not a typical Shahrukh Khan film but Irrfan Khan instead, as he has done a very good job in his role and it suits him. Lara Dutta has also done a good job in this film as has "King Khan" himself. The special appearances by Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone add glamour to the story and its worth while watching and listening to the songs that they perform to – the music and the songs are worth listening to. Being a person who has had some experience in photography, the cinematography is worth a mention and must say that this is good and more so where the interior is concerned and also the hills. Regarding certain aspects of movie making, there is also some good comedy and comic situations. The choreography direction includes Shahrukh Khan's friend and director of movies such as "Mein Hoo Na" and "Om Shanti Om," Farah Khan.

This has to be one of the better movies this year and is worth watching.


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