Bala | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ayushmann Khurrana | Amar Kaushik | Film Companion

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  • 8/11/2019 को प्रकाशित
  • The Ayushmann Khurrana social message movie is now a bonafide Bollywood sub-genre. Bala is a balding 25-year-old living in Kanpur. He is an aspiring stand-up comic. He entertains people by mimicking Bollywood stars, especially Shah Rukh Khan. This film is like his act - fun in places, flat in others and not enough sticks.
    Also read what the director Amar Kaushik has to say on the Bala and Ujda Chaman Clash: bit.ly/32mcc2t
    #Bala #AyushmannKhurrana #YamiGautam #BhumiPednekar #AmarKaushik #Stree #ShahRukhKhan
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  • Film Companion
    Film Companion  5 दिन पहले +35

    Tell us your thoughts on Bala in the comments below.

    • Amit
      Amit 2 दिन पहले

      Rajamaata anupama ji ye sab films review karna sod do. Public response wala videos banane bhejo cinema ke bahar ki public ko movie pasand aa rhi hain ki nhi. Aap logo ki insult toh kar hi di hain Housefull4 or kabir singh ne
      Or ab bala bhi kar rhi hain already hit Declared ho gayi hain. Tum logo ko critic kaun banata hain bey.

    • Arijit Mazumder
      Arijit Mazumder 4 दिन पहले

      Earlier I used to consider her as one of the best critic of our country... But lately i have realized that she's just a cheap masala Bollywood movie lover Who has no understanding of real cinema... And Now she wants Ayushmann to do cheap, sexist, David Dhawan type of comedy like Judwa 2...and now a days she's desaparatly trying to promote those talent less Nepo kids... She has become completely corrupted... She sounds more like Dharma and Yash raj's spokesperson than a journalist now...

    • Devdeep Mukherji
      Devdeep Mukherji 5 दिन पहले

      @Nikita Mohan even Aamir lost weight for 3 idiots and gained weight for Dangal. With prosthetics and make up actors can change their looks. Question is not external thing. In tht case actresses should not be questioned at all. Here the question is about authenticity. Going bald is different than being bald. Any actor could go bald but not all actors r bald in real life. If we are talking about actress who r really old should have been in SKA n a Radhika Apte or Nandita Das or Sayani Gupta playing Latika then we r talking about authenticity like actors playing what thy r. So even Ayushmaan is not bald in real life. Actor like Anupam Kher or singer Himesh Reshammiya or even Kapil Sharma (he was bald, check his videos from Laughter challenge) n many more r bald in real life, why such actors were not cast? Why Hrithik was cast as Anand Kunar n not any Bihari having dark complexion, why Priyanka Chopra was cast as Mary Kom and not any NE actress like Geetanjali Thapa. There r many such examples

    • Nikita Mohan
      Nikita Mohan 5 दिन पहले

      @Devdeep Mukherji Ayushman said he was ready to go bald for this role but makers wanted to show different stages of baldness with his character that's why it was not possible for him to go completely bald

    • Devdeep Mukherji
      Devdeep Mukherji 5 दिन पहले

      @Nikita Mohan still question is why Ayushmaan for Bala n not any bald men if we want realistic actress to play those kind of roles. As u said producers wanted to cap in star power in Saand Ki Aankh so did they in Bala by casting Ayushmaan. U hv contradicted urself in ur statement. One side u r criticizing choice of actress in these movies n other side u r fine with AK as Bala. Why? And there r so many movies like this where actor r not blamed but only actress choice is blamed. Eg Aamir in 3 idiots n Dangal. Anupam Kher in Saraansh n many more

  • marvelousmaxutube
    marvelousmaxutube 11 घंटे पहले

    lets keep it aside, the gem of a film it is and promising as ever Ayushmann Khurrana
    identify the formula of every Ayushmann Khurrana starrer
    Vicky Donor : the guy does something odd and tries to hide it from his girl, what happens next....
    Bareilly Ki Barfi : the guy does something bad and tries to hide it from his girl, what happens next....
    Shubh Mangal Saavdhan the guy has a problem and tries to hide it from his girl, what happens next....
    Andhadhun the guy acts blind and tries to hide it from his girl, what happens next....
    Badhaai Ho the guy has family issue and tries to hide it from his girl, what happens next....
    Dream Girl 2019 the guy has odd profession and tries to hide it from his girl, what happens next....
    now #Bala as you know

  • Rounak Agarwal
    Rounak Agarwal 18 घंटे पहले

    Miss the star ratings in Anupama’s review; moreover after seeing Rajeev Masand’s review.

  • Sid 5901
    Sid 5901 21 घंटे पहले

    Let's do an analysis-
    •Article 15 this year dealt with Castiesm
    •Dream Girl was a fun loving movie (it never intended to give away a broad message).
    •Now Bala,this movie dealt with issues like racism based on color and baldness.
    Why don't we see try to see the good social message that this movie is trying to deliver , to change the society for the way they think?
    Doing out of the box movies is what the audience needs now, so that they open THEIR FUCKING EYES.

  • Nitish Datta
    Nitish Datta दिन पहले +1

    *A strong, important message blended in an entertaining package *
    So, in simple words, Bala is a movie built on a wonderful concept that is very important to address, not only in India, but in the whole world.
    The entire idea behind this "baldness", rather the "imperfections of a human being" concept has been utilized really well & portrayed so boldly and effectively that it actually ends up being a bit disturbing which is in fact what it is meant to be.
    The storyline is kept simple yet interesting enough and the crucial message is woven beautifully into it,specially the characters which are in fact contrasting each other & give the audience a clear demarcation between the two kinds of worlds the director and story-writer want us to see. Also keeping in mind to not let the audience feel bored by sprinkling in to the recipe, adequate jokes, gags, hilarious situations as well as cringy behavior of it's characters,which do make you laugh & have a fun time.
    The Kanpuriya accent is just spot on,Ayushmann's mimicry is enjoyable & the throwback to some old bollywood songs does add that extra flavour to the overall active screenplay.
    But at some places, the movie does end up being way too cringy & certain jokes do fall flat specially 30 mins before intermission, probably due to overdoing it. But that's not too much of a problem, rather where the movie does end up being a bit underwhelming is the fact that I couldn't connect too much to it, it was all fun & frolic but the emotional connect was lacking to a certain extent, apart from the last 30 mins of it's ending where it hit the spot accurately and the climax was(rather unexpectedly) brilliant !
    The movie spends time on certain things way too much than it should hence reducing the time for things which needed more emphasis, specially towards the end, which though wasn't too long yet felt overstretched simply due to it's overlong preceding events.
    The director sort of loses control in some parts but overall has done a fine job in bringing everything together, making sure he delivers the message as openly as possible.It's not exceptional yet commendable, could have been a bit stronger.
    Ayushmann encounters known territory here & yet again pulls off the character to perfection. He has done it before & he does it again.Can't really ask for more from him.Great work !
    Yami Gautam does a decent job & is able to make us giggle with her tik-tok personality but certain moments she had were way too cringy to bear(probably meant to make us feel that way). Yet the way her character contradicts the others is pretty good and helps to portray the content of this movie all the more beautifully.
    Bhumi Pednekar is just fantastic,she possesses unbelievable acting skills.She has yet again outdone herself, first in Saand Ki Aankh and now here too ! But I have to admit the dusky complexion was irritating & it would have been better to take an actress whose natural skin colour was of that sort. But her character was also very well-written & enacted on screen in probably the best way possible.
    Special mention of Saurabh Shukla,he is as always just too good in the few scenes he has.
    Overall,Bala is really a movie this society needs ! It may not be perfect, has it's minor flaws as a film but the message it gives is so nice & equally important and it does complete justice on the "enlightening the audience" part and for that itself, it's worth watching.
    It may not be a must watch kind of film(to go watch in a hall) but I would advise everyone to at least watch it once, whether in a cinema hall or on tv.
    It's definetly not boring,entertaining enough to watch in a hall, delivers it's delightful message with utmost sincerity & purity, yet I feel it could have been better, it could have been "outstanding" rather than being "very good" but I wouldn't take anything away from it, it portrays itself superbly as a movie and I simply loved the way it ended, the way the climax was shown, just perfection at it's very best ! 💛
    Rating - 3.75/5

  • Debojyoti Roy
    Debojyoti Roy 2 दिन पहले

    We don't want review like this, bogus critic

  • Mrigendra Chauhan
    Mrigendra Chauhan 2 दिन पहले

    stars again please

  • Shobhit Bhutani
    Shobhit Bhutani 2 दिन पहले

    I saw the movie in spite of your negative review about the film and I loved the movie.

  • Pakiza Bahar
    Pakiza Bahar 2 दिन पहले

    What rubish is she talking about. I watched this movie yesterday and damn i loved it and people here. The cinema hall was not tired of clapping on each scene and cheered. Each character played amazingly and lovely. She definitely doesn’t what is she talking about.

  • winares
    winares 2 दिन पहले

    You should stop reviewing movies Mam, cuz u r getting worse at it.You would be able to focus on interviews where u r good

  • Shubh Bajpai
    Shubh Bajpai 2 दिन पहले

    kanpur isn't a small town madam and we don't speak the way its being potrayed😂

  • V D
    V D 2 दिन पहले

    She needed another befikre with white chicks stripping in bars... It was the writers idea to have a dark toned character and ppl should accept that fact.. Don't make a shitty deal out of everything

  • Rock n Roll
    Rock n Roll 2 दिन पहले

    Please start assigning the ratings again, an excellent review seems useless.

  • Rock n Roll
    Rock n Roll 2 दिन पहले +1

    Let the review aside, Anupama Chopra looking beautiful in the outfit.

  • Nishant Agarwalla
    Nishant Agarwalla 2 दिन पहले +1

    I only watch Tried and refused Production and Mensxp Honest Review

  • babugeol
    babugeol 2 दिन पहले

    I give your review 0 out of 5 stars. Bhumi's acting and color of her skin in the movie is spot on!

  • Ramya Muruganantham
    Ramya Muruganantham 2 दिन पहले

    Hey film companion. We want to watch not a movie review of all the releases. Please don't try to balance it with other reviewers in this channel. Either let them both do their version of the review or just give not a movie review of all the movies.

  • sagar patel
    sagar patel 3 दिन पहले

    see these r people who produce masala movie only ..the chopras

  • Pragya Surjan
    Pragya Surjan 3 दिन पहले

    So stree was better ? Anupama wake up !

  • Rupal M
    Rupal M 3 दिन पहले +3

    Everyone, go watch the movie if you haven’t already. Mind blowing movie , better than Badhai ho. A must watch!

  • Big Daddy
    Big Daddy 3 दिन पहले +1

    She was paid by Yash Raj. They could not stand any outsider become big shot in Bollywood. She loved Befikre. She is not a critic but an obedient employee of YRF.

  • Mila R
    Mila R 3 दिन पहले +1

    No No No Anupamaa..never ever can we get bored of Ayushman trying new roles..he;s the best!

  • Pragya Bhardwaj
    Pragya Bhardwaj 3 दिन पहले

    Wow .... So disconnected from the moviegoer's experience ....AGAIN !!!!!

  • Harshal Mankar
    Harshal Mankar 3 दिन पहले +3

    After watching the movie and then her review I understood why they are called as CRITICS. For everything they will find some point to criticize. Some times they are so illogical. She said "doing different things becoming a formula itself". C'mon mam what you want now, if he would be doing same sort of script like what most of big Indian action stars do you would say same Story. Now Indian Cinema is somewhat improving with movies like this, Section 375, Article 15, Andhadhun, and all at least support them and supporting movies like Befikre.

  • Hafsa Sara
    Hafsa Sara 3 दिन पहले +2

    O God this woman just can't be happy 🤦🏻‍♀️ Why does she always try to find logic in every film when clearly many of her husband's films lack logic and she's fine with it!

  • Shriya Muni
    Shriya Muni 3 दिन पहले

    Please stop your movie reviews and go ahead and co produce films with your husband thats the better option for you now....I really appreciated the work which you have done earlier but ab lag Raha hai Paisa Kam pad Gaya hai.. Bala is an awesome movie❤️

  • Husain Jafar
    Husain Jafar 3 दिन पहले

    I had almost decided not to watch Bala because of this review. But then I did. It’s a great movie and I am usually picky about what movies I like. This is a great movie and we have very few such releases. I guess Sucharita hasn’t reviewed this movie as she did not want to lie to serve an agenda (whatever there is)

  • sonakshi saraf
    sonakshi saraf 3 दिन पहले

    The sulabh shauchalay dialogue was Ayushmann's own, not Vijay Raz's.

  • ANIRUDDHA DATE
    ANIRUDDHA DATE 3 दिन पहले

    Suchita mar gayi kyaa

  • ONKAR NAIK
    ONKAR NAIK 3 दिन पहले

    Anupama chopra you dont review films you tell the story some of the main dialogues ... why do you always need to tell details like his brother is the one who has to apply the remedies or What Yami gautam is saying in the climax scene.... please learn how to review movies without giving away...... I do like what you have ti say about the movie as a whole but why give away dialogues and story ....

    • ONKAR NAIK
      ONKAR NAIK 3 दिन पहले

      I really want ti watch your review before deciding to go or not but the above issues don't allow me to do that

  • Mango Fango
    Mango Fango 3 दिन पहले

    How many dark skinned actresses are currently active in the industry? If we discount the A-Listers who would have demanded a lot of money and newcomers who wouldn't have the same commercial pull or the acting chops that this movie required, there are hardly any. So let's just appreciate a good performance from Bhumi.

  • Ashwin Sajayan
    Ashwin Sajayan 3 दिन पहले

    I fully agree with her. That's how a cinephile watches a movie. This review isn't for people who just go watch a movie laugh n come back. The only takeaway from the movie for me was the hard hitting monologue of yami's character as to why for some people just looks matter and I could understand that. Rest it was just any other commercial film. Great review.
    P. S. One can enjoy befikre if they want to. The genre it's about it perfectly sticks to it.

  • Abhik Moj
    Abhik Moj 3 दिन पहले

    We need not a movie review for this

  • Sankalp Dubey
    Sankalp Dubey 3 दिन पहले

    Just shutup...it's a nic movie... She is biased..n we al know.. it's awsum.must watch movie..same like uri ..again have to seat together wid tht two n discuss...tht we were sorry n ol...chutiyasss..it's awsummm...nic subject movie..do watch

  • Amit Patel
    Amit Patel 3 दिन पहले

    Yar ye budhiya bekar krti h, suchitra is great... Isko pehle koi vicks ki goli do.. lagta h newspaper padhne baithi h, poora monotonous.. huh

  • Visesh Ramjheetun
    Visesh Ramjheetun 3 दिन पहले

    Please take some note:
    inclips.net/video/6ojb2Q88veI/वीडियो.html

  • The Sidekick View
    The Sidekick View 3 दिन पहले

    Please check my review on the movie
    inclips.net/video/Bag-ivo9JU8/वीडियो.html

  • Anto Arockiyaraj
    Anto Arockiyaraj 4 दिन पहले

    #Bala #MovieReview
    Story was about a person one who become to overcome his unchangeable weakness, and love himself.all actors are doing well, all characters are have a important role, in between some lag is there, comedy working well ,overall one time watchable decent movie

  • surekha rathod
    surekha rathod 4 दिन पहले

    Guys check out this genuine review
    inclips.net/video/Bag-ivo9JU8/वीडियो.html

  • physi ra
    physi ra 4 दिन पहले

    Where is not a movie review?

    • Kishan Mishra
      Kishan Mishra 3 दिन पहले

      Sucharita could not find some feminism propaganda in the movie so she decided to skip the review.

  • Nishank Joshi
    Nishank Joshi 4 दिन पहले

    Well you have done something different here too Anupama n FC... this is probably the first not so good review of Bala amongst the many I have read this far. Surprising indeed... but I think it’s just your attempt at being different. I really feel you are trying too hard to be diff and need to do something similar to other reviewers ....
    😅😂
    Kidding but hold that tough for a while

  • Saket Saurav
    Saket Saurav 4 दिन पहले +1

    I saw Bala and did not find it falling flat at any instance. Except for the make up and popping up appearances of the supporting caste (that cannot be called half baked), I didn't find anything improper in the movie. Had the supporting cast been given more content and background, the running time would have increased. It's important to keep movies on taboo subjects short and entertaining.

  • Raunak Sinha
    Raunak Sinha 4 दिन पहले

    Your vocabulary is the best Ma'am. Big fan. Hope to meet you someday.

  • navin kumar Nayak
    navin kumar Nayak 4 दिन पहले

    Achi script achi lesson achi acting achi casting..... Paisa wasool apna bhi makers Ka bhi.....aur kya chahiye...... LOGO Ka taste badal raha Hai..... Ab sabka time Aayega...

  • D Jon
    D Jon 4 दिन पहले

    Hindi bat karo

  • DJ Tashi
    DJ Tashi 4 दिन पहले

    NO NO NO… anupama this time U'VE GOT IT WRONG... IT'S A GREAT MOVIE. Bollywood needs such movies. Much better than 90 % of the Bollywood movies. Much better than BEFIKRE... HAH HA. GREAT MOVIE, MUST WATCH.

  • Vijay Miyatra
    Vijay Miyatra 4 दिन पहले

    Where is sucharita? Why is she not reviewing bala?

    • Kishan Mishra
      Kishan Mishra 3 दिन पहले

      She could not find any feminism propaganda in the movie thats why skipped the review

  • Jubair Ahmed
    Jubair Ahmed 4 दिन पहले

    abe hatt maa ki chut teri

  • Parth Patel
    Parth Patel 4 दिन पहले +2

    Don't trust this woman. Just watch the movie. It's a laugh riot. This woman is always trying to destroy the career of actor's she doesn't like.

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 4 दिन पहले

    MILF

  • Dileep Kesharwani
    Dileep Kesharwani 4 दिन पहले

    हिन्दी मे रिव्यू दिया करो

  • Suman Mahato
    Suman Mahato 4 दिन पहले +20

    She even hated Joker and now this. She doesn't even deserved to be called critics

  • velish patel
    velish patel 4 दिन पहले

    Hi

  • Kalpana Upadhyay
    Kalpana Upadhyay 4 दिन पहले +15

    Behenji ko karan johar vali "NRI"" High society " plots monotonous nahi lagenge.. She never appreciates real cinema n good work of art done by ppl like kangana n ayushmann... Seems she is scared ye outsider nepotism khatam kardenge

  • Naman Agarwal
    Naman Agarwal 4 दिन पहले

    has sucharita left film companion not a movie review are not getting uploaded

  • APOORVA BALAKRISHNAN
    APOORVA BALAKRISHNAN 4 दिन पहले

    WHERE ARE SUCHARITA'S REVIEWS?!!!!

  • Logic Quest Academy
    Logic Quest Academy 4 दिन पहले +1

    Probably subh mangal jyada saavdhaan will be last movie in the sub genre of ayushmann.. He has taken a break.. Wait for it.. I am sure ayushmann will redefine bollywood again..

  • MSagar Khan
    MSagar Khan 4 दिन पहले

    Oppps ye channel angrezun k liye ha👎👎👎

  • loveshell007
    loveshell007 4 दिन पहले

    The only similarity in his films are that they are set in North Indian, middle-class, small town communities. It's the setting that is creating the illusion of sameness, but actually each story is unique and fresh. Personally, I would be happy to see a few more of these Hindi belt comedies. They have content as well as entertainment.

  • Jigar mehta
    Jigar mehta 4 दिन पहले

    Is the contrast of my TV is high or its ur chair and Top