Cast- Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Bumi Pednekar, Saurabh Shukla, Seema Pahwa, Javed Jaffrey and Abhishek Banerjee.
Director- Amar Kaushik
Produced By- Maddock Films, Jio Studios
Bala generated heavy buzz and attraction with promising trailer and songs. The other reason to be excited for this this one was director Amar Kaushik who delivered a superb film like Stree on Debut is paired with Ayushmann Khurrana who is on dream run currently. Bala is a perfect take on sensitive topic keeping emotions and content at right place. It has comedy, entertainment, good writing, strong performances, great direction and a much needed social message that, ‘we don’t need to change ourself, people will accept you if you are ready to accept yourself’.
Bala is a story of Balmukund aka Bala (Ayushmann Khurrana) who used to be a style hero in school days and facing hair loss at young age. His school friend Latika (Bhumi Pednekar) is born with naturally dark skin and she faces trolls for her black face. Bala meets a TikTok sensation, a young beautiful girl with Fair skin, Pari (Yami Gautam) and approaches her for marriage without telling her about his hair problem. Later she gets to know the truth and Bala learns a Lifetime message. Acting wise Ayushmann Khurrana is truly Unstoppable in Bala, he is fantastic in every frame whether it is emotional scene or a comedy scene. His coming timing is excellent and those mimicry scenes were hilarious. Bhumi Pednekar as Latika delivers a sensible act. Pari aka Yami Gautam makes you fall in love with her cuteness and straight forward thinking on life. Rest of the cast including Saurabh Shukla, Seema Pahwa, Javed Jaffrey and Abhishek Banerjee is fantastic.
Bala is blended with terrific screenplay because it never lose the engagement from the start till the end. There is lot of entertainment and comedy which is well supported by whistle worthy scenes and crunchy dialogues. The first half of the film is total fun riot while the second half focuses more on content and drags little bit just after the interval to make sure that it going to end up on a strong note. Music is Good and all songs are situational except that one Party number in the end credits. Director Amar Kaushik does an excellent job with a strongly written story. He gets the humour right, he gets the characters right, he gets the content right therefore he gets the film right.
Cinespeaks Verdict- Overall, Bala is thoroughly funny and takes care of content as well. The best thing about Bala is it never made that content look smaller than entertainment. Excluding those little bit drag moments post Interval there are no boring and useless moments in the film. This one will be another super successful film for Ayushmann Khurrana and a special mention to director Amar Kaushik who delivers 2nd consecutive superb film after Stree. The jodi of Director Amar Kaushik and Dinesh Vijan gift us another Blockbuster product after Stree keeping all the humourous comedy intact and we will be eagerly waiting for thier next outing. Go and watch Bala to love yourself…
By :- Sameer Ahire.