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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

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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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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,124, 15 February 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$753,515, 8 March 2009
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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 »

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Throughout the movie, Sahir Khan's hair changes between solid black and having frosted highlights. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Chak de! India (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Marjaani - Balkan Mix
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Krishnakumar Kunnath and Akriti Kakar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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OK Movie Worth Watching
19 May 2009 | by 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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