Bala trailer review: Why this Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer is a must-watch

Updated: Oct 11, 2019, 13:38 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Ayushmann Khurrana is back with another enthralling story of a man suffering from premature balding. His upcoming film titled Bala also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam

A still from Bala's trailer. Pic/YouTube screengrab
A still from Bala's trailer. Pic/YouTube screengrab

Ayushmann Khurrana is known and admired for his choice of films as they always carry a social message besides being utterly funny and entertaining. The National Award-winning actor will soon be seen in the shoes of a man who undergoes premature balding in Dinesh Vijan's Bala. Directed by Amar Kaushik, Bala also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles. The film is all set to hit theatres on November 7, 2019.

The makers of the film dropped the trailer of the film on October 10, making it an exciting Thursday for Ayushmann fans. Here are five things we absolutely loved in the trailer and why we think Bala is a must-watch.

Ayushmann-Bhumi's reunion

Ayushmann-Bhumi

Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar were seen together in the hit film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which followed the journey of a man married to an overweight woman. The film won accolades for the social message it promoted as well as for Ayushmann and Bhumi's performances. Now that the pair is back with their sizzling on-screen chemistry, we can't wait to watch the film.

Talented ensemble cast

Besides Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam, Bala also features a stellar cast including Saurabh Shukla, Javed Jaffrey, and Manoj Pahwa. Rest assured, this cast is going to create quite a hilarious ruckus in the film!

Relevant content

As pretty much always, Ayushmann Khurrana has chosen another film that boasts of solid content. While Ayushmann plays the role of a man who is balding, Bhumi will play the role of a dusky small-town girl at odds with a society that is obsessed with fair skin. Ayushmann's recent films, Article 15 and Dream Girl, were massive hits and both these films, too, had the kind of content that was suitable for all age groups and everyone could take away something from them. 

A laugh riot

Ayushmann Khurrana

Bala being an Ayushmann Khurrana film, it sure will be hilarious. The trailer itself is quite entertaining and Ayushmann shines in his role as a balding man. Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam are brilliant in the trailer, too. We'll have to wait and watch just what else the cast has in store for us.

Dinesh Vijan's production

Dinesh Vijan has backed successful films in the past such as  Hindi Medium, Badlapur, Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail, and Stree. So him producing Bala is reason enough to go and watch the film!

Watch the trailer of Bala here:

Ayushmann's last movie outing, Dream Girl, which released on September 13, received positive responses from the critics and audience. Now, apart from Bala, Ayushmann Khurrana has Gulabo Sitabo with Amitabh Bachchan and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan with Bhumi Pednekar in the pipeline. 

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From Roadies to Dream Girl, Ayushmann Khurrana has come a long way
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    Born on September 14, 1984, in Chandigarh, Ayushmann Khurrana isn't just a brilliant actor, but also a fabulous singer. The 34-year-old has made a mark in Bollywood with his real and relevant performances in significant films that get people thinking. (All pictures/Ayushmann Khurrana's Instagram account)

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    Ayushmann is the older of two sons born to Anita and P. Khurrana. Did you know his parents had named him Nishant when he was born? They changed it to Ayushmann when he was 3-years-old. Ayushmann has a younger brother, Aparshakti, who is three years his junior.

    Pictured: A 7-year-old Ayushmann with his mum, dad and younger brother. He captioned the photo: "Major throwback. Circa 1991. Khurranas are looking like D'Mellos [sic]"

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    Ayushmann Khurrana may be known as a stellar actor today, but his career took off after his stint in MTV Roadies. Ayushmann was the winner of Roadies 2, in 2004, at the age of 20. After this, he started working as a radio jockey at a popular radio station, followed by becoming a video jockey on MTV.

    Pictured: Ayushmann when he was a VJ with Bani J and Jagjit.

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    Ayushmann Khurrana forayed into Bollywood with his first, and most notable film, Vicky Donor. Not only did he act in the film, but he also sang one of better-known songs from the film titled 'Paani da rang'. It was the debut of actress Yami Gautam too, and the pair shared incredible chemistry in the movie. After Vicky Donor, Ayushmann was seen in many critically acclaimed films such as Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Andhadhun, and more.

    Pictured: Ayushmann Khurrana with his Dum Laga Ke Haisha co-star Bhumi Pednekar.

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    Ayushmann Khurrana tied the knot with Tahira Kashyap, who has directed a critically acclaimed movie, Toffee. Ayushmann and Tahira were childhood sweethearts and share a son and daughter. Tahira Kashyap was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer in 2018. In a recent interview, the Vicky Donor actor revealed that they got to know about Tahira's cancer diagnosis on his birthday. He said, "It was difficult. Thanks to her, that she was brave enough to take it positively. I was in the middle of promoting these two films last year, Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. And we got to know of it on my birthday."

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    Here are Ayushmann and Tahira's cutie pies, their son and daughter. Their son, Virajveer, was born on January 2, 2012, and his daughter, Varushka, was born on April 21, 2014. Ayushmann captioned this photo, "This one is for the supreme brother-sister bond. #Rakshabandhan [sic]"

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    Ayushmann's younger brother Aparshakti Khurrana made his Bollywood debut with Dangal, in which he played the role of Aamir Khan's nephew. Talking about brother Ayushmann, Aparshakti told mid-day, "Ayush bhai offers me a reality check when it comes to acting and singing. He scolds me, telling me I'm not ready. Bhai is strict. Although today it seems like things are half-sorted [in my career], he will still call at 10 pm asking me to go to bed if I have an early shoot [the next day]. Papa yells at bhai the way he yells at me. I'm happy when that happens [laughs]. But, bhabhi has always encouraged me (sic)."

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    Aparshakti further added, "Their different energies help me. Her support and his [yelling] keep me focused. If bhai doesn't like a song, he will say it's s**t. In the past, when I've sent him a few compositions, he hasn't even replied. I understand [he's being] honest, and
    accept it." 

    Pictured: Ayushmann Khurrana performs at an event.

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    In an interview with mid-day, Ayushmann revealed the kind of cinema he would probably avoid doing. He said, "I may not do a formula film. But, what I do now is my formula. What I want to do though is a Kishore Kumar biopic, and sing my own songs. That's on my bucket list. I'd also love to try action."

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    Ayushmann Khurrana's recent release, Article 15, was centred around caste discrimination in society. It was reportedly based on the Badaun Case [gangrape and murder of two teenage girls in UP that CBI concluded as suicide].

    Pictured: Ayushmann clicks a selfie with Amitabh Bachchan.

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    "A film like Article 15 compelled me to put my voice behind it because it is cinema that needs to be made and seen. It is cinema for the entire country, for the youth to notice," Ayushmann said in a statement. 

    Pictured: A younger Ayushmann looking all smug and cute!

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    He further said, "As an artiste, you sometimes get a film that demands you to back it wholeheartedly because it is trying to make a strong statement because it is trying to affect social change by starting a conversation." Article 15 hit theatres on June 28.

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    Ayushmann Khurana recently won his first National Film Award for his act as a blind pianist in Andhadhun. "It's truly humbling and hugely gratifying to win the coveted National Award. As an artiste, I have always tried to back disruptive content that stands out for its quality content," Ayushmann said, after the announcement of the awards. Ayushmann shared the National Award with Vicky Kaushal, who won it for his film Uri: The Surgical Strike. 

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    Ayushmann Khurrana's latest movie, Dream Girl, opposite Nushrat Bharucha, hit theatres on September 13. Ayushmann slips into the character of a girl named Pooja in Dream Girl. He plays a guy who can speak in a mesmerising female voice.

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    Here's wishing Ayushmann a very happy birthday!

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