Balmukund (Ayushmann Khurrana), a highty-and-mighty lover of his hair, gets the shock of his life when he starts loses them as he grows up. Friends with Latika (Bhumi Pedenkar), who’s not ‘society’s level’ fair, Bala ignores her because he’s attracted to beauty. Once he’s an adult, with very few hairs left, he tries to hide it with a cap or half-covered mirror. After 210 solutions in 2 years, Bala settles with a wig and meets Pari (Yami Gautam).
Pari, a beautiful (but) tik-tok queen, comes in his life with the traits of young Bala – getting attracted to the outer beauty. Pari falls in love with the Bala in a wig without knowing the reality. The rest of the story revolves around how will Pari react once she knows the reality and what is Latika’s role in Bala’s life. And A LOT MORE which I’ll leave it to you to watch.
If there’s one star that leaves you with no words after every of his performance, it has to be Ayushmann Khurrana. He’s not only working on his range with every film but adding a zillion more expressions to the bag of his acting. He pays tribute to the stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor making it enjoyable with pure unadulterated charm.
Both Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar add a worthy value to the narrative. No way I’m choosing one between them both. On one side, Bhumi presents the insecure part of human nature, Yami Gautam shines with showing-off her beauty but making you realise something very important towards the end.
Supporting cast for every Ayushmann Khurrana starrer has been greater than the hero of the film, and Bala is no exception. From Saurabh Shukla’s witty presence to the brilliant Abhishek Banerjee, Bala is filled with stupendous performances. I’m glad Abhishek if finally getting his due & I’ll not be surprised if he bags a solo film soon. Jaaved Jaaferi gets some very good scenes in his extended appearance. A moustache clad Seema Pahwa does her usual magic to emerge as the scene-stealer. Dheerendra Gautam owns a monologue scene opposite Ayushmann Khurrana amassing a wave of claps.
Bala along with bringing in a house full of laughter also has something very important to say. It’s a significant message draped under the entertaining layer of humour