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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

Writers:

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 ... 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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Trivia

Deepika Padukone made Special appearance in song "Love Mera Hit Hit" 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

Remake of Kadha Parayumbol... (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Mera Hit Hit - House Mix
Written by Ashiesh Pandit
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Neeraj Shridhar and Tulsi Kumar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Second time
29 May 2009 | by perla_arabiaSee all my reviews

First time i watched the movie it lacked subtitles so i depended on my poor Hindi and emotional body and facial expression. The movie lacked depth to me in its first parts. Till it reached the climax the quality of emotions got some depth. Second time i viewed it my impression got better. The first part was classic Priyadrashan movie which i don't like AT ALL. Most of his films don't leave any mark on me and they slip out of my mind. I was surprised that SRK chose him for such a story that depicts a moral and values we are in desperate need in these days. However, the shooting and photography is brilliant and eye catching. I am a fan of Irrfan and Shahrukh so i got my fill of both. But the last part of the movie meant much more with adequate understanding. I actually cried a lot, especially parts where Sahir recites similar stories of his youth that overlap with shahrukh's himself. I still feel more Irrfan was required, more passionate and sorrowful but i guess its a priyadrashan movie anyway. watch it for the scenery, watch it for Irrfan and SHahrukh.. Lara dutta does a good job too. for once two hours are not enough for the story.


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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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