Bala starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam which is directed by Amar Kaushik releases tomorrow in the theaters. Read the full movie review here…
Movie : Bala
Director : Amar Kaushik
Rating : 4/5
Plot : The film revolves around a Kanpur based guy Bala played by Ayushmann who loves to mimic Bollywood actors but works as a marketing agent in fairness cream company. He is an outright flirt who is looking for her dream girl who must be fair and lovely. His childhood was spent around girls where he used to woo them by reciting iconic SRK dialogues. Bhumi who plays a dusky girl called Latika was also his class-mate and a friend but was ignored & ridiculed by Bala as she wasn’t fair. Bala loses his hair as he grows up and faces lack of confidence and societal pressure that comes with balding. He meets his crush Pari played by Yami who is a Tik Tok star and falls in love with her but the meeting is done with a twist. After using several methods from not overthinking to applying cow dung and ox’s sperm on his scalp, Bala finally uses a wig to hide his baldness and even succeeds in wooing Pari with his charm. They get married and what happens next is super entertaining and also a tight slap to all the set stigmas against color, height, body etc.
What We Liked : The non-stop entertainment which was on it’s full throttle really makes Bala special and what outdoes everything is the writing of the film which is actually the winner of the movie. The film’s subject is fresh and unique while it teaches you how to love your imperfections despite what the society tells you! Bala also is not preachy which is a relief but mocks the mindsets of people along with giving you reasons to laugh. The dialogues of the film are rustic, witty and raw and makes full use of the Kanpur slangs.
Coming to the performances, Ayushmann Khurrana who is proving to be the new-age perfectionist shows yet again his terrific form and why he selects the best scripts in the last few years. He as Bala is also relatable where one can address the issue of him getting embarrassed on social media platforms and in the public eye by showing his true self. Not to forget, Bhumi who had hit the bull’s eye in her last film, Saand Ki Aankh, is back again in an author-backed role of a strong-minded girl who has no shame that she is black in color. She knows how to take her stands and fight her battles. Last but not the least, Yami Gautam is the surprise package in the film where she plays the Tik Tok star, Pari who is beautiful and bounded by social media pressure to always look good & presentable. Her Tik Tok videos on Bollywood 90’s songs are impeccable and must not be missed. Veteran actors like Javed Jaffery, Seema Pahwa and Saurabh Shukla have done full justice to their roles.
What We Did Not Like : Absolutely nothing!
We give the film 4 stars out of 5.
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