And Ayushmann Khurrana is back at doing what he does best. The actor, who is well-known for his knack of picking out-of-the-box scripts, has taken the fad a notch higher with Bala. After playing parts that revolved around sperm donation and erectile dysfunction, he is here to highlight premature balding. Although Bala is surrounded in controversies regarding it’s premise and plot, fans are excited to see how this one turns out. If you’re one of them, check out the full review here.
What’s it about
The film tells the story of Bala (Ayushmann Khurrana) a man living in Kanpur who suffers from premature baldness. The narrative speaks of his woes, dwindling confidence and the societal pressure that makes it even more difficult. Bala is directed by Amar Kaushik, who earlier made Stree, and also features Yami Gautam as Pari, Bhumi Pednekar as Latika in key roles.
Is there anything Ayushmann Khurrana can’t do? The actor has picked the nerve of a small townie well and moulded his style to suit the script. The best part is that he is surrounded by a crackling ensemble cast of Javed Jaafri, Seema Pahwa, Saurabh Shukla and Abhishek Banerjee, who create a synergy that’s hard to miss. Especially, Bhumi and Yami, who shine in their parts. Special hoots are reserved for the punny dialogues that have been woven into smart monologues. Little surprises are the essence of the film and lifts the film when you least expect it. But the best part is that the film delivers the message without getting preachy. Not when it talks about our fair skin obsession and definitely not while professing self love.