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Billu (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 13 February 2009 (India)
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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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Priyadarshan

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Manisha Korde (dialogue) (as Maneesha Horde), Priyadarshan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irrfan Khan ... Billu (as Irrfan)
Lara Dutta ... Bindiya
Om Puri ... Damchand
Asrani ... Nobat Chacha
Rajpal Yadav ... Jhallan Kumar
Manoj Joshi ... Damodar Dubey
Jagadish ... Madan (as Jagdish)
Rasika Joshi ... Principal Gahalot
Mitali Mayekar Mitali Mayekar ... Gunja
Pratik Dalvi Pratik Dalvi ... Duggu
Kareena Kapoor ... Dancer in 'Marjani' song
Deepika Padukone ... Dancer in 'Love Mera Hit Hit' song
Shah Rukh Khan ... Sahir Khan
Shankar Sachdev Shankar Sachdev ... Civil Officer
Chirag Vohra Chirag Vohra ... Director
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Awadhi

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Billu Barber See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kareena Kapoor made Special appearance in song "Marjaani" in this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features I'm Always Here (2004) 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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are you a good friend and real down to earth person? go watch compare and check yourself !!
19 February 2009 | by class_massSee all my reviews

Nowadays most films are made to give important message for life so that everyone can connect with it. This film touches one's heart by giving great example of true friendship between two childhood friends.

Both friends found themselves in different situation after childhood days of friendship as one became rich while the other remained poor but their bond of friendship was intact in their heart. The poor friend has started believing that his friend might have forgotten him after such a long time and after getting fame and money but in reality that was not the case instead he is still reminding his childhood friend and always wanted to meet him. The character of rich friend shows real down to earth personality of a person and example of true friendship that never fades irrespective of money and fame at the same time the character of poor friend and his wife also shows that being poor never restrict you of being good person.

Over all this is very good film and must watch for its heart warming subject of friendship.


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