Movie Review: Bala (2019)

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BALA is the story of accepting oneself despite imperfections. The year is 2005. Balmukund Shukla aka Bala (Sachin Chaudhary) is a child in Kanpur who is proud of his looks and hair. He is very popular in his school and has lot of female admirers. He is so obsessed with his looks that he even ridicules his classmate and neighbour Latika (Saniya Touqeer) over her dark complexion. The story then moves 11 years ahead. The year is 2016 and Bala (Ayushmann Khurrana) has suffered extreme premature balding. He works in the marketing team of a fairness product. Latika (Bhumi Pednekar) is a firebrand lawyer and both still can’t look eye to eye. Bala tries lot of techniques to grow his hair but nothing works. Hair transplant is an option but he can’t opt for it as he’s diabetic. With no other option in hand, Bala accepts his father Hari’s (Saurabh Shukla) suggestion and opts for a wig. He is then sent to Lucknow where his company is shooting for an ad with Pari Mishra (Yami Gautam). She is a popular TikTok star and Bala has a major crush on her. He meets her during the course of the shoot and woos her. In no time both fall in love and begin a romantic relationship. Realising that things are getting serious between them, Bala feels he should tell Pari that he is bald and that he wears a wig. However he is not able to especially when he realises that for Pari, external beauty matters the most. He fears that if he confesses to Pari, she’ll dump him. Their respective families meet and the marriage is fixed. What happens next forms the rest of the film.


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Positive Reviews
4.5 “The Ayushmann Khuranna- Bhumi Pednekar Starrer Hits The Right Note, With A Generous Dose Of Humour”
4.0 “Bala remains a light-hearted comedy with situations that are relatable.”
4.0 “Ayushmann Khurrana’s film is flawsome, indeed”
4.0 “BALA is the best coming of age drama to come to Bollywood in recent years, having Ayushmann Khurrana giving his best.”
4.0 “Ayushmann Khurrana delivers yet another quirky entertainer; Yami Gautam is a revelation”
4.0 “King Midas Ayushmann Khurrana delivers another blockbuster”
3.5 ” BALA not only entertains thoroughly but also delivers a very important message that will surely be lapped up by the audiences.”
3.5 “Ayushmann Khurrana delivers an endearing performance”
3.5 “Once again at the centre of an embarrassing problem, a nagging lie and potential heartbreak is Ayushmann Khurrana.”
3.5 “Ayushmann delivers another blockbuster!”
3.5 “A feel-good comedy that tackles premature hair loss”
3.5 “Love Is In The Hair’ For Ayushmann Khurrana In This Engaging Film”
3.5 “Cause-based films do bring out the best in him and the question is how long his romance with such subjects would continue”
3.5 “This Ayushmann Khurrana starrer is equally hilarious and heartfelt”
3.5 “Ayushmann Khurrana’s the man!”
3.0 “Ayushmann Khurrana’s Film Is Laced With Wit And Humour”
3.0 “Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bald Truth Doesn’t Sweep You Off Your Feet”
3.0 “Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar’s Film is a Nice, Warm Watch”
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