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Rahul's Billu Review

Discussion in 'Billu Movie Reviews - Members' started by rahulsn011, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. rahulsn011

    rahulsn011 Well-Known Member

    Hi Readers,

    When the name Shah Rukh Khan appears to be the producer of a movie...one expects quality entertainment. When one hears the name Priyadarshan, one expects a film with excellent comedy. When Irrfan Khan is mentioned...we expect a quality acting performance. When we hear the name Lara Dutta...we expect a performance with the bonus of beauty. When you know that three beautiful ladies are appearing in item numbers, one expects great escapism. Does the film meet the expectations?

    The story of Billu is simple. A story of a simple man Billu (Irrfan Khan) who resides in a village. He is married to a beautiful wife Bindiya (Lara Dutta). They live a hard life but they keep themselves happy. One day, a movie superstar Sahir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) comes to shoot for a movie in their village. News spreads around the village Billu is Sahir's childhood friend. Billu does not want to visit Sahir for many reasons but they are good at heart. As the people in Billu's village use him to get close to Sahir, does Billu take advantage of the news that he is friends with the superstar?

    Visually, the film is excellent. Manikandan is excellent with the sets. The fact that he captures the village with excellent beauty. He also makes sure all the songs are visualised amazingly. He does not disappoint. Writers Mushtaq Sheikh and Priyadarshan do not disappoint with the screenplay. The story never loses focus as everything falls into the narrative superbly. Even the songs go with the narrative.

    The songs are all done excellently. The choreography for each song are done brilliantly, not one of the songs disappoint. My personal favourite is Marjaani, there is something about Shah Rukh at the end of the song. Love Mere Hit Hit, Deepika is beautiful and she does dance well but it is Shah Rukh that makes the song go that extra mile. Rocking and Reeling is brilliant and Priyanka is stunning. Aa Ae O is done amazingly. The songs all stand out and that is another special thing about the film.

    The director, Priyadarshan has created one of his most amazing directorial movies. This is far by one of his best films of recent times. The way he brings out the excellent screenplay, the way he brings out brilliant performances in each of his actors. After Virasat, this is the film that makes us realise how great Priyadarshan is. Also, he makes sure all the songs go with the narrative and the glamour is sure seen. He also is brilliant with the comic scenes and the humour is subtle and funny. Priyadarshan executes the climax with the audience feeling great and total paisa vasool.

    For the performances:
    Irrfan Khan - This actor has never given a performance that leaves you disappointed. He makes sure that the audience empathises with Billu in so many scenes. Irrfan is in total ease with his character. He makes Billu funny but not in a derogatory way. Irrfan proves why he is a quality actor and one only needs to watch the climax to see the beauty of the actor's performance.
    Lara Dutta - She is totally de-glamourised and she makes sure that she is not just a pretty face. Despite looking simple, she looks beautiful and her acting is amazing. She makes sure that Bindiya understands her husband as well as her own children. Lara shows how star-struck normal housewives may be. An excellent performance.
    Shah Rukh Khan - He proves that not only has he produced one of the best comedy movies this decade but proves why he is the best at bringing out emotions. He plays the superstar brilliantly and spoofs himself a little too. Just watch the climax scene and you will realise why Shah Rukh is the best star-actor in the industry. He compliments the story brilliantly.
    Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav and Asrani create giggles and make sure you laugh out loud.

    Overall, the film is brilliant. From performances to the tight screenplay to the brilliant visuals to the excellent item numbers...nothing leaves you feeling empty. The dialogues are brilliantly written and has each scene goes by, the audience is able to interact with the story. If you are looking for a film that has a complete package in quality entertainment, then you will not be disappointed here. Go and get yourself to the local cinema and watch this film that creates laughter as well as tears. This film should do well at the box office...super-hit is expected.

    Rating: 4/5 - Paisa vasool in quality and entertainment.

    Lots of love,
    Rahul N. Singh

    Link: http://chroniclesofacreativewriter.blogspot.com/2009/02/movie-review-billu-starring-irrfan-khan.html
    Copyright © Chronicles of a Creative Writer. 2008 Rahul N. Singh. All Rights Reserved.
  2. rainy

    rainy New Member

    Thanks for the great review, Rahul. You covered everything brilliantly.

    I like it and am glad that you liked the movie so much.
  3. sheruka

    sheruka SRK forever

    Thanks rahul for the execellent review as usual:)

    can you tell more about the public reactions and the occuparence in the hall.?
  4. Hasret

    Hasret Ullu-Club-Member

    thank you rahul for your review!! :) i liked it a lot, i'm getting more and more curious about the film unfortunately they wont show it here in stockholm :(
  5. kaja

    kaja Well-Known Member

    :( same here ! Nice review but i`ll have to wait for the DVD :(
  6. SRKfanforever

    SRKfanforever Well-Known Member

    Thank you soo much for your review rahul:thumb: I am glad that you have liked it and since you are an honest person then i am sure everything you have said about the movie is true. Yeh tell us more about public reaction and opinion..i know in london people dont clap that often to a movie or show their feelings openly but still a person can sense from the enviroment.
  7. pleasant

    pleasant Active Member

    Thanks Rahul. That's a fantastic review. I am excited to watch it, but unfortunately here in (Wellington) we don't even have the information when it's going to be shown in a theatre. so, until then I will enjoy reading all your positive reviews.
  8. semaay

    semaay Senior Member

    Thank you Rahul :thumb:!

    I hope I can watch it next week! :)
  9. salut_sara

    salut_sara :::ملك القلووووب:::

    Re : Rahul's Billu Review

    Thanks rahul :thumb:
    execellent review :)
  10. kahaanii2802

    kahaanii2802 Pagal Naanii

    Excellent review, dear Rahul, as ever!:thumb: I am looking forward to seeing this movie very much, but have to wait until March, when it will be shown 'around the corner in Oberhausen'.
  11. kaja

    kaja Well-Known Member

    Oberhausen :D, so we`ll go together !
  12. JUG

    JUG Well-Known Member

    Great Review Rahul,
    I am glad you liked it.But i cannot really rate it that high.At the most I'd give it a 2 out of 5.Some random thoughts:
    1.The movie was really dull for me in portions(almost a zzzz feeling).The village thingy was over done..it has nothing new..it is something so typical of all Priyan movies.The locales were superb though.
    2.Lara, is not at all convincing as the vilage belle..be it her body language or the way she speaks.
    3.The item songs (though i love them all) were looking so very forced.
    4.The comedy was just pathetic.
    5.Performances were good..i like shahrukh and irrfaan..no one else is worth a mention.
    In short i am very very disappointed..and i highly doubt the bo performance of the movie :(
  13. RizwanaShahrukh

    RizwanaShahrukh I love SRK

    thanx for the great review rahul! :thumb: hope that tonnes of other people out there feel the same way you do! :pray2:
  14. KhushiDreamz

    KhushiDreamz G.One Squad Member

    Thank you so much Rahul for your review in two hrs I'm going to watch the movie, I'm excited more now reading ur words.
  15. rahulsn011

    rahulsn011 Well-Known Member

    The audience absolutely loved the movie! There was clapping and awwww's, huge roars of laughter and tears and moist eyes everywhere, in fact that was due to possibly 50 or maybe even more seats were occupied by our european friends! It was a full house and despite whatever reviews have said...this movie does entertain you and makes you feel good!
  16. souad1

    souad1 New Member

    great rahul, i was wooried since i 've been reading horrible critics,and horrible comments about shahrukh's performance, like he was hamming and all,so i believe that these haters never change, glad you liked it, i really hope thsi movie is at least a hit!
  17. RizwanaShahrukh

    RizwanaShahrukh I love SRK

    i feel much better reading this man!!! thanx!! :hug:
  18. rahulsn011

    rahulsn011 Well-Known Member

    Please, I request everyone not to listen to the critics because this film makes you feel good and makes you appreciate your close friends. it inspires people like myself to be or to maintain our humbleness, our honesty and our love for other people! Just watch the climax and you will just feel your heart squeeze. when i watched that...i straight away thought of the two or three people close in my life...that is the impact it had on me. God, I love them so much and thanks to Billu (Barber) for at least reminding me at that moment of those special people!
  19. dilos

    dilos Well-Known Member

    in the morning I read Planet Bollywods review , I always read this website and thought its quite fair with all films but the critic almost hated the movie and gave 3 /10 and I didnt read any further reviews but now after reading your and other members reviews I can imagine there is alot in this movie for us to like..Thank God..good the auidence and you enjoyed it Rahul..
  20. rahulsn011

    rahulsn011 Well-Known Member

    Awww Dilsat, I believe there is no honest critic anymore...even I find it hard not to have any bias but the fact is if I enjoy a movie I will say it, it does not mean that movie will do well at the box office. However, maybe that is why I am honest, I am not interested in the commercial side of the film but more with the input of quality within a film.
    Billu is special and it is ironic that critics have slammed this film just like they slammed RNBDJ! Even I read some critics and i do wonder how they got their jobs lol!

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