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Billu (2009)

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

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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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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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Trivia

Ameesha Patel agreed to play to role of Bindiya, but dropped out, because she did not find her character strong enough. 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 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaoon Kahan
Written by Sayeed Qadri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Touching..
27 October 2013 | by rishi_ffSee all my reviews

The climax is special.. It made me cry. No words to describe. Watch it.

It's worth watching the development of the main character as it all ends up well. Even those who seem to have nothing, have the biggest thing a human being can have.

Every being is before anything else, human. This comes to show that no one is bigger than anyone else. Even the people in the TOP today were down under once. U don't grow alone without any help!

For the nostalgia in the end 100/10. For the whole movie 8/10.

The songs are nice, gaining fame, although some had no context in the movie.


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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$754,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,034,797
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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