In an Indian village, a struggling barber sees his luck begin to turn when residents learn that a famous actor he once knew is coming to town.

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Priyadarshan

Writers:

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

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Initial Film title was "Billu Barbar" See more »

Goofs

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

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

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Features Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) See more »

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You Get Me Rockin & Reeling - II
Written by Sayeed Qadri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Neeraj Shridhar and Dominique Cerejo
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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In nutshell, "BILLU"- Simple, Honest, Sweet, Descent and Feel good.
14 February 2009 | by Upadhyay-maulikSee all my reviews

Wel..l. Let me clarify one thing i will not comment anything about Storyline as it is already known to most moviegoers; being a remake of Malayalam film. So why should u go for this Hindi remake? There are several strong reasons: 1). Superb acting by all cast- Irfan khan, SRK, Lara Dutta especially Ompuri and Rajapal yadav. 2) eye catching visuals, stunning cinematography. 3) superb Art direction (just look at the entry of "Sahil khan" ). 4) Dialogues are very well written. 5) good music and item songs. 6) a treat for the whole family. 7) Nice moral concept. Over and all, this is nice attempt 2 revive the old concept of friendship by Priyadarshan. Srk has delivered great performance although the character of Sahir Khan was very much similar to him. But it is the Irfan khan who, at the end, grabs most eyeballs. In nutshell "Billu"- Simple, sweet, Honest, Descent and feel good movie....


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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

Gross USA:

$754,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,034,797
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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