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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:
A Good One To Watch. 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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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

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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:
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:
Soundtrack:
Marjaani - Balkan MixSee more »

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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Good One To Watch., 16 February 2009
Author: Pratik Jasani from United Kingdom

When it was first announced that Shahrukh Khan's next film would be this one, many were under the impression that this would be a historical film but it isn't at all. Sometimes we remember our childhood and in particular our friends and the times and various moments at the time. The problem is that we can only remember them once they have gone and they cannot be recreated .This is a simple story which has been portrayed in a most simplistic manner by the makers and the actors. . A Simple man, who owes a lot of money to many and yet people in the village don't want to know him or want to go to his shop has his life turned upside down, when a film company comes to make a film.

Starring Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Shahrukh Khan, Asrani, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav and Manoj Joshi, this is directed by Priyadarshan while Preetam provides the music score. Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone make special appearances.

Even though it stars Shahrukh Khan and has been produced by him and his wife, this is not a typical Shahrukh Khan film but Irrfan Khan instead, as he has done a very good job in his role and it suits him. Lara Dutta has also done a good job in this film as has "King Khan" himself. The special appearances by Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone add glamour to the story and its worth while watching and listening to the songs that they perform to – the music and the songs are worth listening to. Being a person who has had some experience in photography, the cinematography is worth a mention and must say that this is good and more so where the interior is concerned and also the hills. Regarding certain aspects of movie making, there is also some good comedy and comic situations. The choreography direction includes Shahrukh Khan's friend and director of movies such as "Mein Hoo Na" and "Om Shanti Om," Farah Khan.

This has to be one of the better movies this year and is worth watching.

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