Billu Barber (2009)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 23 mins

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A remake of the hugely successful Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol, Billu (formerly "Billu Barber") is the story of a barber who belongs to a small town and has to toil hard to make ends meet for himself, his wife and two children. Billu (Irrfan Khan) who mentions to his family that he was once a friend of superstar; Sahir Khan (Shahrukh Khan). Sahir Khan happens to come to the village to shoot a film and Billu's children spread the rumor that their father is his childhood friend. The villagers, upon hearing that Billu could be their ticket to meeting the star, shower him with gifts and promises on condition Billu make contact for them. Billu is embarrassed by his poverty and doesn't want to impose, but everyone works themselves up so he's forced to make several ill-fated attempts at contacting the star while he's shooting just outside the village. But it's the school principal who, after threatening to expel Billu's children for non-payment of fees, has a turnaround when she believes Billu is able to get the star to appear at a school function and speak to the children. She goes to Sahir herself and requests his presence at the function for the children. Were Billu and Sahir really childhood friends? Will Sahir meet with the villagers and solve Billu's troubles?
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Cast: Lara Dutta, Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Priyadarshan Nair (Director), Manikandan V (Director of Photography), Pritam Chakraborty (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 13 Feb 2009 (India)

Hindi Name: बिल्लू

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Did you know? Amisha Patel agreed to play to role of Bindiya but later dropped out. Read More
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as Bindiya B Pardesi
as Sahir Khan
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as Charandas Chaubey
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as Mobat Chacha
as P.I. Jayant
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as Marjaani
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as Damodar Dubey
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as Daamchand
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as Jhalan Kumar
as Mrs Gahalot
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as D P Kansana
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24 fps
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2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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 carriages.

Billu is sitting on the banks of the river, while talking to his friend. Billu gets up, and we see his dhoti (trouser) is really soiled. In the next scene the dhoti is clean.
The makers of the film were forced to to remove the word 'Barber' from the title, because of protests by many hairstylists who considered it offensive.

Amisha Patel agreed to play to role of Bindiya but later dropped out.

Akshay Kumar was offered the role of the movie star but turned it down.