Billu Barber

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Shahrukh Khan,Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Asrani
Music by Pritam
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by Gauri Khan
Running time 128 min

The first part of the movie was a little over the top in some comic scenes and a bit of a drag. The movie moved to a tolerable status just before the intermission and onwards.

It started with a cheeky letter asking for a loan. Whether Billu was just a simple man or a smart alec wasn’t clearly defined. After all the characters in the village Budhbudhe were introduced it too abruptly shifted to some spaceship kinda setting and SRK was introduced as the star Sahir Khan with an item number one.

Billu (Irrfan Khan) is a hairdresser (trying to be politically correct) in the sleepy village Budhbudhe. His business is in a bad state owing to the entry of Modern Madan. He is the butt of all jokes, his wife (Lara Dutta) is dissatisfied and the kids have a smart mouth. But life goes on until Sahir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) and his entourage comes to the village for a shoot.
Don’t understand why the people greet the movie star by throwing papers at him and was surprised to see that the roads in the village were so much better and nicely tarred than the ones here in the city.

News spreads that Sahir (who wears really flashy jackets) is Billu’s buddy and he is put on a pedestal and when his attempts at meeting with Sahir goes nowhere, he is derided. Then we have the men crying - Billu for the humiliation and Sahir reminiscing about his good old friend.
Then Billu goes back on the pedestal yet again and both friends have a very emotional reunion. Bring out the hankies!!

SRK goes one step further and takes a dig at the whole Khan wars when pushed by the obnoxious Dubeyji.
It’s an okay watch if you have some company and food at hand as the movie doesn’t really absorb you too deeply.

Rating: ***

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Bollywood News on February 17, 2009 2:24 PM said...

"Billu" is a very good film with a simple story of a common man very typical of Priyadarshan films. Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta gave fabulous performances as the leading protagonists of the film.

amu on April 02, 2009 12:13 PM said...

I proud of shrukhan and is friend
and billu is very good and simple story of a common movie and Lara Dutta gave a fabulous performance in the movie i saw the in the site

bollywood Songs Video on February 15, 2012 4:19 PM said...

This movie should be dedicate to those who have arrogant of their influence.


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