Bala Movie Review: Perfect Usage Of Satire To Hit Straight At Hair Loss. Bald Is Beautiful !
Director Amar Kaushik is back at his humour game with the film 'Bala' after leaving us in splits with 'Stree'. The film which is produced under the banner 'Maddock Films' has a satirical take on the Indian Culture treating Premature Balding and Bodyshaming as a taboo.
The protagonist of the film, Ayushmann Khurrana plays Balmukund Shukla, a 25 year old young man who works as a full time Marketing & Sales Executive for a fairness cream company in Kanpur. Balmukund also follows the passion of a stand up artist. As a victim of Premature Balding, he is always is in denial about his weakness. To experience the journey of Bala being mocked at his Premature Balding from the society and how he embraces his weakness, you need to watch the film.
Talking about the film's plot and screenplay, in the first half the film moves on a quite slow pace in establishing Ayushmann's character. There has been overemphasis on Ayushmann's efforts to get rid of his balding through various remedies. The second half of the film starts picking pace.
There are so many scenes in the second half which seem predictive, but then the director surprises you by adding an interesting angle to the scenes. The film's extended screenplay has been compensated with the most satirical dialogues which will leave you in splits throughout the film. The film's climax and conclusion will definitely leave a smile on your face.
Ayushmann won his fans hearts with his fabulous voice modulation once again after hitting right chords as 'Pooja' in Dream Girl. The actor has also perfectly got into the skin of a Kanpur local by nailing the U.P Accent. Bhumi Pednekar will make you fall in love with her character of Latika, a headstrong dark complexioned lawyer. Yami Gautam steals your hearts with her beauty as Pari Mishra, a popular Tiktoker of Kanpur who gives you dose of laughter with her melodrama.
The film has been entirely shot in Kanpur, a less explored place by filmmakers. The viewers get fresh and a beautiful visual tour of the small town Kanpur. The music tracks definitely have a flavour of Kanpur attached to them.
I would recommend everyone to watch Bala with their family, as it has a strong social message well packaged with humour that leaves you completely dumbstruck at the end. Taking all these points into consideration, I give this film a rating of 3.5 Out Of 5 Stars.