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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:
Billu is watchable...but.... 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'

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
Madhura Gokarn .... assistant art director
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
P.C. Vishnu .... pre-mix engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Tushar Anchan .... CG artist
Abhishek Arya .... match move artist
Gaurav Bhira .... jr compositor
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
Nishikanta Patra .... matchmove artist
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
Kapil Verma .... steadicam operator
 
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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:G (Manitoba/Ontario/Quebec) | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:I | Ireland:PG | New Zealand:PG | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG

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Trivia:
Akshay Kumar was originally offered the role of the movie star, but he refused because he did not find the film interesting enough.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 Don (2006/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Khudaya KhairSee more »

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14 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Billu is watchable...but...., 13 February 2009
Author: shahabkalim-1 from India

There was a time on TV when there were serials like Tenali Rama and Malgudi Days which were innocent, humorous and in the end,they never forgot to give us a sweet little moral teaching. It was a sweet thing which with time disappeared from our televisions.

Cut to 2009, we have the son of television ,Shah Rukh Khan producing and acting in a film which attempts to bring the long forgotten innocence of the doordarshan era on celluloid.

The film begins well and ends well but I feel there is something which makes Billu , a partial disappointment. May be the box office greed of the producer makes the movie nose dive from being fantastic innocent cinema to just a well tried attempt ,stuffed with unwanted elements.

Honestly, the film didn't need those many item numbers and the people who think that ,all the audience wants are skimpily clad bollywood chicks shaking their bodies, are wrong. Terrible. But yeah,Kareena looks wow.

Those super hero kinda animations with SRK were not needed either.Surely, SRK is planning to make a sci fi film and those sfx and graphics were an attempt to test the water, but hey please, leave the sci fi projects to the fair skinned film makers.We just don't have that budget .

I am not bashing this movie but its just that I am disappointed.I wanted it to be a simple tale with Sahir Khan playing the messiah in the underplayed manner,but here its like, Sahir Khan pretends to hide yet he is flashing a torch.Getting me? The cast is fantastic with Lara looking like a goddess and her acting is great.Irfan who has the title role is magnificent ,but then he is Irfan Khan and he can never go wrong in my opinion.The supporting cast is in sparkling form.Special mention to the guy who plays the guest house manager.His scene where he acts as a policeman during the shooting is one of the most hilarious scenes ever. Scenes involving Om Puri and that school manager are genuinely funny. Loved the Abhay Kumar taunt on Akshay  The locations are great, the songs ,though unwanted are decent and the direction is like any other Priyadarshan film. Nothing special about it. Editing part is pathetic and the scenes jump from one to the other in a haphazard manner.Very unprofessional stuff indeed.

The film is watchable because it is different and reminds me of those good ole days of TV.Its a sincere effort and Shah Rukh deserves a pat ,because they just don't make them like it anymore and at least the Khan has tried. Shah Rukh Khan playing himself minus the name is good but give me a re-run of Malgudi Days and I will forget about Billu .

7 out of 10

SRK has finally moved away from his target NRI NRP NRB audiences and I am sure that this film will do great business in India because its an honest attempt at a time when cinema shows a stupid cook fighting Chinese warriors and a guy is forgetting everything after 15 minutes yet not forgetting to steal Hollywood concepts Good job srk..Just wish the producer in you didn't have box office in mind...but....

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