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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

The song "You Get Me Rockin & Reeling" was originally with most of the vocals sung by Neeraj Shridhar. However, Shah Rukh Khan wanted more female presence in the song, being a love ballad between him and Priyanka Chopra and asked Pritam Chakraborty to re-record the track with more lines sung by Dominique Cerejo. 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 Veer-Zaara (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Marjaani - Balkan Mix
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Kay Kay and Akriti Kakkar
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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