Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Billu Barber

Rating : 4/10
Time : Too long
Director : Priyadarshan; Writer : Shrinivasan; Music : Pritam
Starring : Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan, Lara Dutta, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi

Too implausible. Too long. Too painful. Especially towards the end. A simple story of an alleged ‘friend’, Billu, of a famous film star, Sahir Khan, who actually lands up in Billu’s village for a shoot and unleashes mayhem as all people try to beg the previously ignored Billu to put in a word for them. With some hilarious and some tragic consequences. But it’s a story stretched with too many songs, at least 3 item numbers, one very desperately wannabe rock number, tears, and other emotional atyachar etc which lays to waste the humour of the no-nonsense variety displayed by Irrfan and some other funny scenes like Inspector Choube’s attempt at being a star.

Shahrukh is his usual ‘emotional’ hammy self, Irrfan was very good, fit his part brilliantly & Lara - it was good to see her again after a long time, especially in those low cut blouses – I wish village belles really wore such stuff.

I’m going to be politically incorrect and call it Billu Barber – if someone gets offended by being called by their professional name, they need help. As do the people who liked the film.


rhythm fadia said...

hmmm....i somehow had guessed this review for movie...i think it was not so bad that you gave it a 4.....i think 5.5 wud be least give it passing marks

Anonymous said...

so if you do not like billu ,go and watch dev d

Anonymous said...

you don't know what you are talking about.

Apurv Nagpal said...

hi ! Anon
could you elaborate on what part of my review you dont agree to ?
also, assuming both the half sentence comments are from you, i have seen Dev D and my review on that is already posted a few days ago

Firefly said...

So Priyadarshan's count remains at two..

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