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Billu (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 13 February 2009 (India)
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:
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Billu (as Irrfan)
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Bindiya
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Damchand
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Nobat Chacha
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Jhallan Kumar
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Damodar Dubey
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Madan (as Jagdish)
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Principal Gahalot
Mitali Mayekar ...
Gunja
Pratik Dalvi ...
Duggu
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Dancer in 'Marjani' song (as Kareena Kapoor)
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Dancer in 'Love Mera Hit Hit' song
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Sahir Khan
Shankar Sachdev ...
Civil Officer
Chirag Vohra ...
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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 | Musical

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Also Known As:

Billu Barber  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

CAD 130,537 (Canada) (15 February 2009)

Gross:

$753,515 (USA) (8 March 2009)
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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Veer-Zaara (2004) 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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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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