Bilas Rao Pardesi (Irrfan Khan), nicknamed Billu, is a barber in Budbuda, a fictional village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He and his wife Bindiya (Lara Dutta) and their children Gunja (Mitali Mayakar) and Duggu (Pratik Dalvi) live in poverty, with Billu unable to even pay his children's school tuition. A man of pride and humility, he refuses to borrow money from local landlord Daamchand (Om Puri). When Bollywood superstar Sahir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) comes to this village to shoot his latest film, Billu's family, who believe that Khan is an old friend of Billu, pester Billu for an introduction. Gradually the news spreads and soon the whole village is after him for some chance of a meeting with Khan.
2hrs 18mins long
PG Contains violence.