Billoo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Billoo and Jozi

Billoo (Hindi: बिल्लू) is an Indian comic character created by Pran Kumar Sharma. It is published by Diamond Comics. The character was created in 1973. [1] The stories are set in and around Delhi during seventies and eighties.


Billoo is a school going teenager. Much like the American comic book character Archie, Billoo is fun loving, likeable by girls although not so "Casanova friendly" as Archie is, [2] and loves to play cricket. No one has ever seen Billoo's eyes due to hair covering it and his forehead. He is shown as a prankster and naughty teen and his naughtiness which make him face problems, but with to his cleverness he comes out of all troubles with the neighbourhood aunties and goons. [3] [4]

Billoo has a pet pup called Moti. His gang includes Gabdu, Jozi, Monu, Bishamber among others. His bête noire is Bajarangi, a wrestler and Dhakkan, Bajarangi's aide. Jozi's dad Colonel Three Naught Three also dislikes Billoo.

In 1973, cartoonist Pran was looking for a school going teenage boy who could feature in the comic strips. Thus he created a boy with a long hair covering his eyes and named him BILLOO. This lanky was liked by the readers so much that the editor of the magazine asked the cartoonist to increase the episodes from one page to two. Billoo is seen roaming the streets with his pet pup - Moti. When he is at home, he is stuck to the TV. Billoo and his gang which includes Gabdu, Jozi, Mono, Bishamber etc.; are at loggerheads with Bajarangi, the wrestler and his aide Dhakkan. [5] They are always in search of some excuse to showdown each other. Jozi is friendly to Billoo, but her dad Colonel Three - not - Three does not like the boy and always points his gun at him.

Billoo and his friends are often seen playing cricket in lanes of the neighborhood, while smashing a few windows of his neighbours (especially Bajarangi's windows.) Each comic book had a set of stories. Early stories showed Billoo and Jozi as kids, but later on they were shown as teenagers. Jozi who was his childhood friend became his girlfriend. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PTI (2014-08-06). "Consumer". http://www.livemint.com/. Retrieved 2016-03-03.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "7 Comics you need to re-read and revisit your childhood this Children’s Day!". India.com. 2015-11-14. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  3. ^ Seervai, Shanoor (2014-08-06). "Creator of Chacha Chaudhary Comics, Pran Sharma, Dies". WSJ. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  4. ^ "Pran, the creator of India's aam aadmi superheroes, no more". Firstpost. 2014-08-06. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  5. ^ Sharma, Nikita (2014-08-06). dna http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-shrimatiji-billoo-pinki-pran-kumar-sharma-beyond-chacha-chaudhary-2008560. Retrieved 2016-03-03.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Offensive, Marking Them (2014-08-10). "The man whose brain worked faster than Chacha Chaudhary". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-03-03.