The Indian film industry is one of the largest in the world and makes a record number of movies every year. They capitalize on the entertainment quotient, play to the audience’s desires and make mainstream cinema, but there are movies which always stand out. 2009 was a good year for a few of these movies and we bring to you the top Hindi films of 2009.
Directed by Priyadarshan, his Bollywood tale is a rag to riches story played from a different angle. The story is told from the perspective of a poor barber who claims he knows a big superstar from his childhood days – that is Samir. The barber, Billu, is however disbelieved and ridiculed. However, at the end of Samir’s shoot in the village when he acknowledges his friendship with Billu and makes a claim to his humble origins, Billu’s truth is vindicated. A well-crafted tale of friendship, sacrifice, and remembrance, the film also alludes to the star power and star adoration that Indian people have. Irrfan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Lara Dutta and Om Puri come together to deliver stellar performances that make this movie a success.
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