Billu (2009 - Hindi)
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A remake of the hugely successful Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol, Billu (formerly "Billu Barber") is the story of a small town man, 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, on hearing their 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 ...
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Overall I think Billu Barber is an average movie. Its a kind of movie you will watch once happily, but will not remember after a while, or will not put an impact in your mind. The emotional extraction process of sympathy in audience's mind is something director's thrive on for the success of the movuie. But along with that, some naturalistic acting is required as well. Some of the dialogue throws or sequences are too predictable like the 90s movies. SRK is going down-hill movie by movie. He has to change his outlook, and performances, and of course his own mental state to hang in ...» Read full review
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THE 3 NUMBERS IT IS AND NOT MUCH BEYOND At first look, one is surprised to see 15 tracks in this album, but a closer second look reveals that all in all there are some 6 songs in all and the rest are just different versions of the same songs. Marjaani is the Bollywood pulsating track, Turkish strains with room for jhatkas galore, set to typical Gulzar lyrics (with a 'Khasmaanu Khaaye' here and an 'auni pauni' tucked in there). Dance number 1, sung to effect by Sukhwinder and Sunidhi, the perfect choices for this one. Next comes, Love Mera Hit ...» Read more
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It is a remake of the 2007 Indian film in the Malayalam language, Kadha Parayumbol.
The film was originally titled Billu Barber, but salon and beauty parlour associations raised objections by finding the word "barber" derogatory. As head of the film's production company, Shahrukh Khan eventually removed the word from the movie title and promotions renamed the film Billu.
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Also spelt like: Beelloo, Beellu, Billoo, Billu Barbar, Billu Barber, Biloo, Bilu