Billu (2009)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Drama
Critics Score
59%
Total Reviews: 17
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Review Summary: The film may not have done well in its Tamil version (Kuselan) but Priyadarshan has suitably peppered it with some heart-tugging moments to make it a moving ode to friendship and ordinariness.

Average Critic Rating: (2.90)
Release Date: 13 Feb 2009

Plot: Billu ( Irfan Khan ) is a poor barber who lives with his wife Bindiya ( Lara Dutta ) and their two children, Gunja (Mitali Mayakar) and Ronak (Pratik Dalvi) in the village of Budbuda. He also spends time with his close friends Budbudiya ( Rajpal Yadav ) and Naubat Read more

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Billu - Top Reviews

Priyadarshan is synonymous with ha-ha-thons, but the talented storyteller has been equally proficient while handling intense dramas like Saza-E-Kala Pani, Gardish and Virasat. Like Virasat and Malamaal Weekly, Billu, the accomplished director's new outing
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
Somewhere between the way-too-many songs, you may catch snatches of the story.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Trust the man who came from Fauji to give us a film reminiscent of the good old Doordarshan days.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
Billu is oddly staid and passionless, as if everyone involved was simply going through the motions. The second half gathers some steam and the climax of the film is moving, but it is too little, too late. Billu remains a strictly average film, which given
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 
The film may not have done well in its Tamil version (Kuselan) but Priyadarshan has suitably peppered it with some heart-tugging moments to make it a moving ode to friendship and ordinariness.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India

Billu - All Reviews

Billu deserves a watch for Irrfan Khan's brilliant performance as Billu or if you're a die-hard Shahrukh Khan fan. Else wait for the DVD.
Ashok Nayak, Now Running
Billu Barber starring Irfan Khan and Lara Dutta in the lead also has Shahrukh Khan playing a superstar, a role pretty close to his real-life self. Directed by Priyadarshan, Billu Barber is a simple story about Billu (Irrfan Khan) a barber, his wife Bindiy
Indicine
Worth a watch, will be impressive if original is not seen. Recommended!!!
Bharat Student
If you tend to use the idiot box frequently then you must have witnessed the aggressive promotions of Billu, many of them being the "item" numbers featuring Shahrukh Khan and his gang of pretty ladies. That's very much what you get to see during the film'
Bhargav Saikia, Planet Bollywood
India Glitz
He is a director who narrates things in a very simple way no matter how complex the matter isPriyan’s film always attracts audience as they could relate with itHe is not only a comedy genius but deals with serious matter with the same efficiency‘Fun unlim
Bollywood Mantra
Movie Review : BilluDirector : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Priyadarshan  Pritam  Gulzar, Syed Quadri  Shah Rukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika PadukoneBillu Movie Review February 13, 2
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Overall, it's worth any amount spent on it because of the major characters playing very well
S Pankaj, Smash Hits
Overall, Billu is a very simple and sweet movie on the subject of friendship. Although the movie is fairly predictable, it’s an enjoyable watch for the family! An above average fare!
Aryan Khan, Bolly Spice
After dabbling in comedies successfully and not so successfully, director Priyadarshan shifts his gaze towards a very simple and moving tale in Billu
Movie Talkies Team, MSN India