Ayushmann, who has given several successful hits in recent times, has yet again delivered with Bala. Directed by Amar Kaushik, Bala, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam has got of to a flying start at the box office.
The comedy-drama focuses on the problem of premature balding and how it affects the love life of Bala (Ayushmann Khurrana). The movie makes you laugh from time to time and also gives the message of self-love.
Direction by Amar Kaushik is good and deserves praise for mixing a good message with abundant entertainment. However, Bala doesn’t deliver the sophistication and satisfaction of Amar’s first film – Stree, and that is mainly because the writing; Bala is more simplistic and on-the-nose.
However, on the whole, Bala is a sure-shot hit and the box office numbers are already showing that.
The film is about Bala (Ayushmann Khurrana) who is suffering from premature balding and how he copes with the situation. The film also depicts his relationship with Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar respectively.
- BALA RELEASE DATE: Nov 8, 2019 ( India)
- BALA CHAMAN CAST: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam
- Director: Amar Kaushik
- Producer: Dinesh Vijan
- Run Time: 2 hour 13 minutes
Bala vs Ujda Chaman, the controversy
Both Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala and Sunny Singh’s Ujda Chaman are about men dealing with premature balding, and the makers of Ujda Chaman have moved court over similarities between the two movies.
Let’s take a closer look at the controversy.
Ujda Chaman is a remake of the 2017 Kannada movie Ondu Motteya Kathe, features Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety star, Sunny Singh. Bala, starring Ayushmann Khurrana is on a similar topic.
Ujda Chaman director Abhishek Pathak questioned moved the Supreme Court to stall the release of Bala due to the obvious similarities between the posters, trailer and the story-line of the two films. However, as of now, both the film shave announced their release dates.
A recent poster released by makers of Ujda Chaman had the caption “takle ki pehli aur original film” (first and original film of a bald man), taunting makers of Bala. Ayushmann Khurrana says the word ‘takla’ is derogatory.
Earlier, a writer accused Ayushmann for not giving him the credit for his story. Aysuhmann, however, said that he went with the best team. “I got the same idea from six different people. But it’s my decision to go with the best director, best producer and choose the best script on the subject. As simple as that (sic),” he said.
Ayushmann Khurrana says his movie Bala is about loving and discovering oneself and less about balding.
Watch Ujda Chaman trailer here:
Watch Bala trailer here: