‘Bala’ Movie Review: This Ayushmann Khurrana starrer will leave you with laughter fits

Directed By
Amar Kaushik

Produced By
Dinesh Vijan, Maddock Films, Jio Studios

Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam, Javed Jaffrey, Saurabh Shukla, Seema Pahwa, Abhishek Banerjee, Dheerendra Kumar Gautam.

Bollywood Bubble Rating

What’s It About:
Bala (Ayushmann Khurrana) is suffering from premature balding. He is into marketing who sells a fairness cream. His bald head is like a big rock in between him and his love life. To get his hair back Bala and his family are engrossed in doing the weirdest treatments ever, from oils, cow dung and what not. Given up on his hope of love, Bala meets the Tik-Tok obsessed Pari (Yami Gautam). Now, will he balance his life without getting his bald head revealed, forms the rest of the plot.

What’s Hot:

The dialogues are the best. They will have you cracking up every minute throughout the movie. The dialogues have brought the script to a completely another level.

The whole cast was stellar and extremely strong. Each one had their own important role and no one felt unnecessary. Ayushmann Khurrana has bought the emotions of the agony of a balding men accurately to the table. Apart from Ayushmann, actors who played his family have been completely on point. Saurabh Shukla and Dheerendra Kumar Gautam did a very lovely job.

The aesthetics in the movie, that give it it’s authentic feel, were great. The dialect was almost perfect on the whole cast.

The plot of the movie is no different to ‘Ujda Chaman’ and it’s nothing big. But, what distinguishes the film here is the performances and dialogues that really give an edge to ‘Bala’.

The music of the movie was given by Sachin-Jigar, B Praak and Jaani. The lyrics are written by Mellow D, Vayu, Jaani, Badshah and Jigar Saraiya. It was good although some songs were forgettable but you overlook that since the tunes will make you sway in your seat.

What’s Not:

The two sole things that were ment to be real were completely unreal. Bala’s bald head and Bhumi’s dark complexion. You could make out that something has been ‘done’. It looked completely odd. Bhumi’s unrealistic dark complexion was a hindrance to her amazing acting.

The background score could have been toned down a bit as it was too much in-your-face, but like I said as a whole it was so good that you could easily overlook it.


‘Bala’ is a complete family entertainer. Your 2 hours will be well spent and maybe you will pick up on a lesson or two. I am going with 3.5 stars.


The movie will definitely be a hit on the box-office. To say that it will be a huge money spinner? Well, that will be slightly pushing it.

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