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23 November 2019, Saturday
BALA- MOVIE REVIEW
Ayushmann Khurrana’s much-awaited movie, ‘Bala’ hit the theatres on 8th November. Fans are excited to see him in the role of a man who is suffering from premature balding. After the trailer release of 'Bala', the movie did become highly anticipated but also was surrounded by many controversies.
Starring Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles, Bala is the struggle story of a man who is bald and that is why he fails to get any beautiful woman for marriage. Bala, who once was so proud of his hair and made fun of his bald teacher, lost all his confidence when he faced the same problem. Following baldness, he starts wearing a wig and finally manages to get married to a pretty woman who is clueless about the wig her new husband wears. Now, how will he tell the truth to his wife and what will be her reaction is what the storyline follows.
Besides the concept of premature balding, the movie also focuses on a society that associates beauty with fairness. Bhumi will be essaying the role of a dusky girl who is taught that only those women are beautiful who have fair skin but she is very much confident with her dark skin.
Ayushmann has aced in his performance AGAIN! He probably is that gem of Bollywood who can turn any script into gold. There is a balanced mixture of comedy and social messages. The movie aims at fighting several societal taboos and is definitely a laughing riot.
The other star cast which includes Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam, Saurabh Shukla, Javed Jafferi, Abhishek Banerjee and several others are perfect in their respective roles. Enough has been said about acting and we get it that 'Bala' excels in that field but besides that, the writing and the direction are commendable, making this Amar Kaushik directorial one of the best movies of 2019.
But but but, the movie has its own flaws. Casting a fair girl and making her look dark is ironical to the message it wants to send. Instead, the audience would have preferred someone who already has a dark complexion and thus would be best suited for the role.
The movie has been compared with Sunny Singh's 'Ujda Chaman' but we guess it is safe to say that the two movies are very much different in its story as well as execution.
'Bala' though was surrounded by several controversies but it will win the hearts of its audience by purely depending on the brilliance of the movie. So, do not miss this one, book your tickets now!