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Billu (2009)

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A simple man with a loving family finds his life changing in ways he never anticipated when a superstar strolls into his life, transforming everything around him. Billu Barber lives in a small village with his wife, Bindiya, and their two wonderful children. Though their lives are less than extraordinary, their love is plenty enough to keep everyone content...until their close brush with fame. Now, things are changing all around them. There's certain greatness behind Billu, but his meager existence seems to prevent everyone from seeing it. At first Billu remains unchanged by the chaos swirling around him, but is it possible to remain grounded while everyone you know is being swept off their feet?

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Cast

Irrfan Khan
as Billu Barber
Shah Rukh Khan
as The Movie Star
Lara Dutta
as Billo's Wife
Manoj Joshi
as Damodar Dubey
Asrani
as Nobat Chacha
Mitali Mayakar
as Billu's Daughter
Om Puri
as Daamchand
Rajpal Yadav
as Jhalan Kumar
Pratik Dalvi
as Billu's Son
Jagdish
as Madan
Rasika Joshi
as Mrs. Gahalot
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Critic Reviews for Billu

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Bollywood comedy about an unlikely friendship is full of unexpected pleasures.

February 23, 2009
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Quietly entertaining, finally moving.

February 19, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

It is dedicated to the proposition that god-like celebrities are ordinary folks at heart. Groans all around.

February 19, 2009 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

A small Indian village gets upturned with excitement when a big Bollywood film comes to shoot, and the townsfolk think their local barber is great buddies with the star.

February 19, 2009 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Billu

½

A little better than average Bollywood...complete with the constant strangely placed, singing and dancing videos. Nice story, though.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

An interesting movie that centralizes on a family man, whose also a local barber, in a small country village. Trying to make ends meet, Billu tries to upscale his barber shop. When a movie is to be made in their area, Billu realizes that an old childhood friend will soon arrive. Great cast- Irfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Mitali Mayakar, Pratik Dalvi, and Shahrukh Khan. Worthy!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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