Bala : Bollywood Movie Review

Bala (2019) is a Bollywood movie staring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam in the lead roles. Bala movie is a combination of social issue and comedy. The movie is about the social pressure on a young man facing premature balding. The film has been directed by Amar Kaushik. This film comes with a very useful life message. Read here to know more.

Bala movie has proved to be a hit on box office with the fact that the movie was made in a comparatively small budget of 25 Crore and soon after its release Bala film crossed collection of 170 Crore on Box Office.The numbers clearly spell out that if a film is made with a good story and substantial social message it can result in huge returns irrespective of the stars or big names in the cast.

Plot of Bala Film

The movie revolves around life of Balamukund shukla aka Bala who is facing premature balding. The story slowly unfolds the emotional social pressure faced by people due to their physical appearance. Bala is a school hero but starts thinking himself zero as he grows up. Latika is a very intelligent girl since childhood and becomes lawyer when grown up. The emotional status of a dark skinned girl is beautifully expressed in both childhood and young age scenes of Latika's life. Pari is a beautiful model, and even her character is shown in such way that its nothing bad to use whatever you have for your good and most importantly you have rights to stay concrete on your expectations.

In childhood Bala being a popular child for his smart looks has very bad attitude towards others and only loves himself. He humiliates his bald teacher as well as his dark skinned classmate Latika. After growing up Bala starts facing premature balding and tries every solution suggested by his friends and family. The solutions trial period is the comedy part of the film. After failing in all the methods to regain lost hair Bala finally attempts for a hair wig gifted by his father. With the new revived look, Bala starts an affair with Pari. Pari is a model for same fairness cream company for which Bala is working as a sales person. Bala's marriage is tossed of when Latika accidentally discloses bala's baldness in front of Pari.

Movie takes a drastic U turn after interval. Bala learns the real lesson of his life when dealing with his divorce. Latika gives him very useful insights about life, which are actually very useful for the audience too. Ending part of movie should not be missed by anyone as there are very useful learning about life in this patch.


At first look, the problem is presented covered underneath comedy scenes. Bala mukund is facing a desease "alopecia" as a result of his early age diabetes. The solutions and ideas he tries for recovering his lost hair luster bring in loads of laughter. First of of the Bala movie is filled in with comedy scenes that will keep you laughing loud most of time. But simultaneously keeping the audience reminding real life incidents we see all over society some day or other.

Writer Niren Bhatt has successfully wrapped up the story in "Kanpuriya" Hindi dialogues and maintained the small town atmosphere with engaging screenplay. The audience who are not quite useful to words such as "Kantaap", "loloop nazar" or "hasth maithun" ; may loose the crux of the joke sometimes. But majority of the audience in the hall rolls with laughter understanding this lang and slang.

The social media craze spread across deep in small towns and across India is intelligently showcased with funny TikTok videos. Director Amar Kaushik is successful weaved in comedy, tragedy, emotions and social message in the film and keeps the flow maintained.

As the story progresses the issue of tremendous society pressure on the youngster's mind about self looks is explained and handled very intelligently in the film Bala. On a personal note, this is a must watch film for people suffering from low self esteem due to physical characteristics. The social message given in the film that is "Accept yourself as you are." is the need of the hour for current young generation.

Song Attraction

Sonam Bajwa and Harrdy Sandhu have performed a special appearance song "Naah Goriye"

Cast of Bala Movie

  • Ayushmann Khurrana as Balmukund "Bala" Shukla
  • Bhumi Pednekar as Latika Trivedi
  • Yami Gautam as Pari Mishra
  • Javed Jaffrey as Bachchan Dubey
  • Saurabh Shukla as Hari Shukla
  • Seema Pahwa as Mausi
  • Deepika Chikhalia as Susheela
  • Abhishek Banerjee as Ajju
  • Dheerendra Kumar Gautam as Vihan
  • Varun Shashi Rao as Rohan
  • Sumit Arora as Bala's boss
  • Aparshakti Khurana in a cameo appearance
  • Sachin Choudhary as Young Bala

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    Author: Ravi19 Apr 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

    The author has beautifully written the movie review of film Bala starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam. The film is equipped with well-talented actors and they had performed their roles so well. This film received positive reviews from the critics. A similar film 'Ujda Chaman' was released at the same time because of which some of the audience got confused to choose between these two films. And ultimately, box office collections affected both films.

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