Bala Movie Review
- Ayushmann Khurrana shines bright in Amar Kaushik’s humorous film.
- Niren Bhatt’s has an amazing writing for the film, which also stars Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar in pivotal roles.
- The film is all filled with humour, wit and great performances by stars.
- Khurrana starrer starts slow but it is likely to soar amid raving reviews.
Bala is the story of a young man who struggles with premature balding. Bala is a mixture of great acting, writing and direction and this probably makes it one of the best movies of 2019.
Ayushmann’s acting is perfect and it again proves why he deserves another National Award. It nowhere appears in the film that he is doing it extra. He knows where to put salt or where sugar is needed and how much quantity of the rest of the spices are required to make it a complete balanced experience.
Ayushmann hits the ball out of the stadium with his role of Balmukund and on the other hand, Yami is skilful as Pari. She is believed to be a small town ‘TikTok sensation’ and of course, she doesn’t have to go out of her way to prove it.
Bhumi Pednekar plays the role of a dark-complexioned lawyer Latika, who is confident in her skin. She is the embodiment of feminism. She doesn’t compromise on her principles no matter what. But her aunt, the role which is brilliantly played by Seema Pahwa, is fixed on getting her a guy by making her pictures fairer on Instagram. From Saurabh Shukla and Abhishek Banerjee to Jaaved Jaaferi, every actor has played their role with an essence that is unique to themselves.
Ayushmann Khurrana delivers a humorous film that is also empathetic. Yami Gautam, Bhumi Pednekar and a talented cast make up the Amar Kaushik film.
In the past few years, we have been overwhelmed with movies which had a message in semi-urban settings. At first, we felt a certain freshness about these films but now the demands of presenting these stock, small town characters in newer ways is beginning to show. They now need an extra enthusiasm to really project and become adorable enough to carry the film beyond the obvious.
Bala’s climax has a clever, heartening twist. It could well be one of the good things about this movie. Bala could have been an exceptionally good film but it allows the originality of its premise to deteriorate too easily. However, Bala, Kanpur’s “edible young man”, certainly gets your attention.
Well, why don’t you take a look at the movie’s trailer here:
Box Office Collection
Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel tweeted the latest occupancy numbers and said that it was likely to increase 50-60% post matinee shows and it could help the film’s box office collection.
“#Bala opens with very good 28-30% occupancy across India. Audience response will thrive its occupancy to 50-60% post matinee shows,” Kadel tweeted.
The movie has been in the news for a while and it is likely to pull in audience with its unique summary. Bala’s estimated budget is around Rs 25 crore.
Bala is a well-made movie which stays true to its genre for most of the time. It makes right jokes at the time. It leaves you in stitches more often that you would expect.
At last, I would say that Ayushmann Khurrana’s film is bold and beautiful, and a bit unsettling.