From the release of its trailer on the 9th of October, “Bala” promised to be an outstanding work of artistry, impressing the audience with its thematic content. Though the movie was surrounded by controversies and disagreements, for it has a similar storyline to recently released “Ujda Chaman” and Dr. Zeus accusing the filmmakers of plagiarism, Bala successfully communicates a gleeful tale that is also compassionate.
Featuring Ayushmaan Khurana, Bhoomi Pednekar and Yami Gautam, Bala is the story about a regular guy from Kanpur named ‘Bal Mukund Shukla’ who suffers from premature balding and his ceaseless efforts to deal with the sensibility. When people’s lack of confidence act as the basis for the broadsheet fabrication to perform adequately, it’s very soothing to see a film whose premise is about premature balding, primarily from an industry that did a tremendous chore in expanding that insecurity for an awfully long time.
The storyline lives simply, ultimately conveying a quite wonderful statement about self-love and self-acceptance in today’s population. The identities are discerning each other and lend the audience an open demarcation between the two types of reasoning the society put along.
Guidance by Amar Kaushik is amazing and so are the authors of the film. The early half of the movie is cheerful and fast-paced, whereas the following half is whiff sprawled and continues at a sluggish pace. But it ascertains the audience with its satisfying conclusion. Yes, Ayushmaan does it again. Delivering back to back super hits with his unique selection of scripts, he is tickling sensible topics of interest amplified with a twist of comedy. He has proved from time to time that a promising storyline outweighs star casts in any movie.
The two female leads, Bhoomi Pednekar and Yami Gautam fit flawlessly for their characters, thanks to the casting director, and they deliver a powerpack performance. Yami plays a rising Tik-Tok star obsessed with her looks while Bhoomi plays Latika, a confident girl who has accepted her dark-skinned body and believes in high thinking. The supporting casts Saurav Shukla, Javed Jaffrey were fantastic in supporting roles. Overall the movie is a pleasantly soothing experience with everyone contributing beautifully to its accomplishment. Bala is a must-watch for the weekend.