Bala Movie Reviews

Read the Bala Movie Reviews Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam, Javed Jaffrey, Saurabh Shukla.

Bala Reviews

Ratings: 6.66/10

Reviews Counted: 37
Up: 32 | Down: 5

Bollywood Hindi Movie Bala Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Amar Kaushik
Producer: Dinesh Vijan
Writer: Niren Bhatt, Ravi Muppa, Pavel Bhattacharjee
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 7 November 2019

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: 3/5
Film is bold and beautiful, and a bit unsettling. Ayushmann Khurrana delivers a hilarious film that is also empathetic ... Full Review

Ronak Kotecha | Times of India: 4/5
Bala remains a light-hearted comedy with situations that are relatable. Just like the film’s message, 'Bala' is beautiful even with its flaws, and never fails to entertain ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3.5/5
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala is an achievement. He’s perfected the art of playing people who are not instantly likeable, and he works the characters’ kinks to the point where we can see them, and yet sympathise ... Full Review

Priyanka Sinha Jha | News18: 3/5
Bala certainly gets your attention but does not manage to sweep you off your feet ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5
Film Is Laced With Wit And Humour. It is undoubtedly Ayushmann's film but Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam play second fiddle with aplomb ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3.5/5
BALA not only entertains thoroughly but also delivers a very important message that will surely be lapped up by the audiences ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 4/5
The story rises way above talking about premature baldness or skin-shaming, it talks about accepting yourself the way you are ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3.5/5
Nimble humour, shuddh desi zingers, refreshing flippancy and a lively blend of small-town quirk and orthodoxy ... Full Review

Jyoti Kanyal | India Today: 4/5
Bala is not just a celebration of Bollywood but also its critique, which questions the stereotypes set by our cinema about beauty. The film exudes a feel-good warmth you were waiting for, for so long ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: 3.5/5
It's almost as if Bala has been designed to clear every headspace and leg/elbow room for the leading man Ayushmann Khurrana to spread his wings and fly. And boy, does he shine! ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 4/5
The angst, the insecurity felt by him is almost palpable. Cause-based films do bring out the best in him and the question is how long his romance with such subjects would continue ... Full Review

Gaurang Chauhan | Times Now News: 4/5
Ayushmann Khurrana delivers yet another quirky entertainer; Yami Gautam is a revelation ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 4/5
Witty & densely woven gem on love, humanity & acceptance ... Full Review

Susri Sahu | Bollywood Life: 3.5/5
Ayushmann Khurrana and his 'bald' wisecracks will leave you clean bowled. Ayushmann, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam lift up the film with their performances. The terrific one-liners will make you laugh ... Full Review

Ambica Sachin | Khaleej Times: 3.5/5
A feel-good comedy that tackles premature hair loss. The movie is a highly entertaining movie that will definitely make you laugh out loud ... Full Review

Sonal Gera | India TV: 4/5
Bala is just like its characters -- flawed but awesome.....flawsome. Watch it for some introspection, and of course, for the pleasure of seeing Ayushmann Khurrana do what he does best -- being extraordinarily ordinary -- and in (in all likeliness) his seventh consecutive hit ... Full Review

Radhika Sarkar | Republic World: 3/5
The star is its writing! Filled with punches, one-liners and impactful dialogues that are sure to leave you both chuckling and thinking hard about society's perspective on various day to day things ... Full Review

Vaibhavi V Risbood | PinkVilla: 3.5/5
It is a reflection of society’s colour, gender and class discrimination told through an engaging and entertaining light-hearted script ... Full Review

Suparno Sarkar | IB Times: 3.5/5
Bala is an out-and-out entertainer that makes you laugh and at the same time see an evil side of the society ... Full Review

Apoorva Nijhara | MenXP: 3.5/5
Bala is a light-hearted comedy that hits the bullseye with the message being loud and clear, which is to accept the real you and overcome the fear of body shaming ... Full Review

Mayur Sanap | Asian Age: 3.5/5
Amar Kaushik handles a very real and sensitive issue in a mature and sensitive way which never once interferes with the comedy on screen ... Full Review

IANS | Free Press Journal: 3.5/5
Bala in every sense, is a rare Bollywood film that can be credited as a writer's triumph first and foremost, for the way it manages to retain contextual depth despite never losing out on humour ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: 2.5/5
Despite the repetitiveness that has become a part of Khurrana’s shtick, Bala’s pathos breaks through the jokes and barbs. In this clever reworking of the fairy-tale about the prince, the princess and the ogre, Khurrana’s Bala suggests a hero who is also something of a villain ... Full Review

Kennith Rosario | The Hindu: 2/5
A hollow film combed over with humour. While nailing the finer and linguistic details, Ayushmann Khurrana’s latest falls into the old traps of predictable character arcs, shallow ‘woke’ arguments and didactic climax ... Full Review

Economic Times: 4/5
Ayushmann Khurrana owns every scene, Bhumi Pednekar's dark-skinned make-up looks unconvincing. 'Bald' with the right amount of 'Beautiful' ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | News18: 3.5/5
Ayushmann Khurrana, who’s cornered the market when it comes to playing flawed, insecure men with confidence issues, continues his winning streak with Bala ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2.5/5
Ayushmann-Bhumi crackle and pop while slamming bias...till the film reveals its own prejudice ... Full Review

Ankur Pathak | The Huffington Post: 3/5
Ayushmann Khurrana's Film Is A Delightful Parody On Bollywood. The biggest revelation of Amar Kaushik's Bala is Yami Gautam ... Full Review

Uday Bhatia | Live Mint: 3/5
Khurrana continues to be one of the few Hindi actors willing to play unlikable losers. He mixes that up with wig-wearing hero here, but it’s Bala's insecurities that make for the best scenes ... Full Review

Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Gulf News: 3.5/5
Ayushmann Khurrana delivers an endearing performance. Actor injects much-needed vulnerability to the character obsessed with his balding ... Full Review

Shilajit Mitra | The New Indian Express: 3.5/5
Hindi cinema hasn’t yet lost its bite. At every beat, 'Bala' is a reflection on unabashed fandom, the curious ways it can both limit and expand our emotional grammar ... Full Review

IANS | Sify: 3.5/5
Ayushmann delivers another blockbuster!. Bala is pure gold! ... Full Review

Pankaj Shukla | Amar Ujala: 3.5/5
संगीत थोड़ा कमजोर है लेकिन फिल्म की जीत है इसके किरदारों का संपूर्ण न होना। हर किरदार में कोई न कोई खामी है लेकिन सब मिलकर एक संपूर्ण फिल्म बनाने में सफल रहते हैं। ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 2.75/5
Ayushman's performance and the situational humour makes Bala a good watch ... Full Review

Jagran: 3.5/5
कुल मिलाकर बाला एक मनोरंजक फिल्म है जो बॉडी शमिंग जैसे संवेदनशील मुद्दे पर बनी है और उसे उस संजीदगी के साथ बनाया भी गया है। आप इस फिल्म का आनंद सपरिवार ले सकते हैं। ... Full Review

Tanul Thakur | The Wire: 2/5
A Performative Film That Lacks Self-Awareness. There is a wide chasm between its self-congratulatory, 'noble' message and its weak and simplistic story ... Full Review

Silver Screen: 2/5
‘Bala’ Is A Hypocritical Film About An Egotistic Man And A Woman Wearing Dark Make Up Lecturing Us About Accepting Ourselves ... Full Review
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