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Billu (2009)

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Based on the story of friendship between Krishna and Sudama.

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Cast

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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Trivia

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

Billu is sitting on the banks of the river, while talking to his friend. Billu gets up, and we see his dhoti (trowser) is really soiled. In the next scene the dhoti is clean. See more »

Connections

Features Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Mera Hit Hit - Remix
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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In nutshell, "BILLU"- Simple, Honest, Sweet, Descent and Feel good.
14 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Wel..l. Let me clarify one thing i will not comment anything about Storyline as it is already known to most moviegoers; being a remake of Malayalam film. So why should u go for this Hindi remake? There are several strong reasons: 1). Superb acting by all cast- Irfan khan, SRK, Lara Dutta especially Ompuri and Rajapal yadav. 2) eye catching visuals, stunning cinematography. 3) superb Art direction (just look at the entry of "Sahil khan" ). 4) Dialogues are very well written. 5) good music and item songs. 6) a treat for the whole family. 7) Nice moral concept. Over and all, this is nice attempt 2 revive the old concept of friendship by Priyadarshan. Srk has delivered great performance although the character of Sahir Khan was very much similar to him. But it is the Irfan khan who, at the end, grabs most eyeballs. In nutshell "Billu"- Simple, sweet, Honest, Descent and feel good movie....


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