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Director:
Writers:
Priyadarshan (screenplay)
Sreenivasan (story)
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Release Date:
12 February 2009 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Based on the story of friendship between Krishna and Sudama. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Irrfan Khan Rises Above A Poor Film That Could Have Been An Interesting Satire See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Irrfan Khan ... Billu Vilas Pardesi

Shah Rukh Khan ... Sahir Khan
Lara Dutta ... Bindiya B. Pardesi

Om Puri ... Daamchand

Rajpal Yadav ... Jhalan Kumar
Asrani ... Mobat Chacha

Kareena Kapoor ... Herself 'Marjaani'

Deepika Padukone ... 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

Priyanka Chopra ... Herself 'You Get me rocking and reeling'
Pratik Dalvi ... Ronak 'Duggu' B. Pardesi
Jayant Gadekar ... P.I. Jayant
Jagdish ... Madan - Billu's competitor
Manoj Joshi ... Damodar Dubey - School Committee Member
Rasika Joshi ... Mrs. Gahalot - School Principal
Vineet Kapoor ... School Committee Member
Mitali Mayekar ... Gunja B. Pardesi
Rushi Mistry ... D.S.P.
Lalit Parashar ... Neighbour
Atul Parchure ... Charandas Chaubey - Guesthouse Manager
Kanchan Rawat ... Schoolteacher
Shankar Sachdev ... D.P. Kansana - Municipal Officer
Rishikesh Sharma ... Police Inspector
Chirag Vohra ... Movie Director
Amey Wagh ... Assistant in barber shop
Ameya Wagh ... Jeetendra - Employee of 'Modern Madan'
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Directed by
Priyadarshan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Manisha Korde  dialogue (as Maneesha Horde)
Priyadarshan  screenplay
Mushtaq Sheikh  screenplay
Sreenivasan  story (as P. Srinivasan)

Produced by
Sanjiv Chawla .... executive producer
Gauri Khan .... producer
Vaibhav Misra .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Pritam Chakraborty 
 
Cinematography by
Manikandan  (as V. Manikandan)
 
Film Editing by
Arun Kumar 
 
Casting by
Manisha Korde 
 
Costume Design by
Neeta Lulla 
Manish Malhotra 
 
Production Management
Sameer Khan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abilash Nair .... chief associate director
 
Art Department
Santosh Kotkar .... assistant art director
Twisha Pal .... assistant art director
Suresh Selvarajan .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Tarun Bhandari .... adr recordist
Baylon Fonseca .... additional sound recordist
Rajakrishnan .... audiographer
Santosh Verma .... sound recordist
P.C. Vishnu .... assistant sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Tushar Anchan .... CG artist
Abhishek Arya .... match move artist
Prakash Bhoir .... digital compositor
Omkar Bhosle .... office administrator
Abhineet Christian .... compositor
Murad Currawalla .... compositor
Vikrant Dalal .... visual effects artist
Haresh Hingorani .... visual effects production director
Haresh Hingorani .... visual effects supervisor
Manik Iratkar .... digital matte painter
Akhilesh Jain .... vfx creative lead
Narendra Joiya .... 3d artist
Dhaval Kakadiya .... visual effects
Manish Khatiwada .... digital compositor
Sagar Kudle .... modeling artist
Senthil Kumar M. .... visual effects artist
Prashant Mahashabde .... visual effects artist
Arjun Mitra .... visual effects supervisor
Udit Mohan .... digital compositor
Siddhartha S. Mondal .... compositor
Sasmit Ranadive .... 3d artist
Varsha Ranu .... roto artist: Red Chillies.vfx
Sai Krishna Rimmalapudi .... digital compositor
Vishal Shah .... team leader: Redchillies.VFX
Amjad Shaikh .... team lead
Sarfaraaz Shaikh .... 3d artist
Anurag Utsav .... visual effects artist
Akshay Vichare .... lighting artist
Keitan Yadav .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ganesh S. Hegde .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
Sanjay Sharma .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Abhijeet .... playback singer
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan .... playback singer
Sunidhi Chauhan .... playback singer
Gulzar .... lyricist
Suraj Jagan .... playback singer
Ajay Jhingran .... playback singer
Akriti Kakkar .... playback singer
Kay Kay .... playback singer (as K.K.)
Tulsi Kumar .... playback singer
Rana Muzumdar .... playback singer (as Rana Mazumdar)
Kalpana Patowary .... playback singer (as Kalpana)
Sayeed Qadri .... lyricist
Sandeep Shirodkar .... song programming arranger
Neeraj Shridhar .... playback singer (as Neeraj Sridhar)
Sukhwinder Singh .... playback singer
Raghuvir Yadav .... playback singer (as Raghuveer Yadav)
 
Other crew
Kanika Dhillon .... script supervisor
Farah Khan .... choreographer
Ketki Samant .... marketing assistant
Abhijeet Ubale .... production accountant
 

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Runtime:
137 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:G (Manitoba/Ontario/Quebec) | Hong Kong:I | Ireland:PG | New Zealand:PG | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Juhi Chawla was rumored to play the role of Bindiya after Tabu and Amisha did not accept the role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Features Kaal (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
You Get Me Rockin & ReelingSee more »

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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Irrfan Khan Rises Above A Poor Film That Could Have Been An Interesting Satire, 24 February 2009
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

What could have been an excellent satire is brought down by poor writing and Priyadarshan's lousy direction. 'Billu' required some heavy editing. All the sequences with Shahrukh Khan in the first half (including those horrible item numbers) could have easily been left out as they provide nothing. His appearance in the second half was enough. The so-called comic scenes are typical Priyadarshan, which is irritatingly loud and seriously needs toning down. The mob sequences and Billu's attempts to meet Sahir are overdone and repetitive. The ending is melodramatic, which is typical of Priyadarshan films. All the songs are poorly executed and, with the exception of the last three songs ('Marjane' being the best), they are horrible to listen to. Shahrukh Khan plays himself. Nothing new there. Lara Dutta is decent and she looks the part. But, it is Irrfan who manages to rise above the poorness of this movie. He is quite exceptional as the down to earth almost out of work barber and is the reason to watch 'Billu'. Asrani and Om Puri are good in their roles. Rasika Joshi is cast against type and she too turns in a decent performance. The rest of the cast (including Rajpal Yadav) are terrible (which is usually the case in Priyadarshan's films). To sum it up, the best thing about 'Billu' is Irrfan Khan who makes what would be an otherwise bad film to mediocrity.

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