Accordingly, the film will now see its immense release on 7 November a day already Sunny Singh’s ‘Ujda Chaman’, the film which also deals with same concept of premature balding, releases.
Directed by Amar Kaushik of ‘Stree’ fame, ‘Bala’ also stars Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar. In this 2 minutes forty seven seconds of video, the makers introduces Ayushmann’s character who is facing premature balding issue and is trying all means to get a beautiful that means ‘fair’ lady for marriage. On the other hand there is Bhumi Pednekar who encounters Bala and is facing her own issues of dealing with a dark skin.
The trailer moves ahead with Ayushmann trying all means to regrow his hair. Failing to do so, his father decides to gift him with a wig which helps Bala to get married to a beautiful girl (Yami Gautam). But the real task for Bala starts post marriage when he tries hard to keep his secret of being bald with his wife.
The film sees Ayushmann’s reunion with his ‘Vicky Donar’ and ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ actresses Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar respectively. The film is expected to be the fun and quirky entertainer of the year. After the success of ‘Article 15’ and ‘Dreamgirl’, ‘Bala’ looks like the third straight success of the year 2019 for Ayushmann Khurrana.
Cast and Crew
Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)
|Ravi Shankar Muppa||…||(Additional Screenplay)|
|Sunita Rajwar||…||Bala’s Mother|
|Sachin Chaudhary||…||Young Bala|
|Sanjeev Mishra||…||line producer|
|Ashok Shetty||…||line producer|
|Yogiraj Shetty||…||Post producer|
|Anuj Rakesh Dhawan|
Film Editing by
Art Direction by
Costume Design by
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
|Vipasha Arvind||…||script supervisor|
|Ankita Lad||…||assistant art director|
|Bulganin Baruah||…||dialogue editor|
|Shajith Koyeri||…||sound designer|
|Ravi Dev Singh||…||sound mixer|
Visual Effects by
|Jimish Shah||…||sr production coordinator|
Camera and Electrical Department
|Shankar Babu||…||key grip|
|Yohan Fernandes||…||second assistant cinematographer|
|Kashish Arora||…||casting associate|
Costume and Wardrobe Department
|Deepika Pardeshi||…||1st assistant costume designer|
|Karan Johar||…||very special thanks|
Controversy Between these two Films
National Award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana has opened up on comparisons his upcoming film “Bala” has drawn with “Ujda Chaman”, and the subsequent controversy that has erupted, saying “we shot our film first, announced our film first”.
While “Ujda Chaman” is an official remake of the Kannada film “Ondu Motteya Kathe”, Ayushmann insists that once his film releases, the audience will realize the story of “Bala” is original.
“We shot our film first, announced our film first. There’s just one line which is similar, otherwise, it’s a different film. I’ve seen the South Indian film (on which ‘Ujda Chaman’ is based) after we completed the shoot. Once you see the film you’ll realize (the difference),” said Ayushmann.
For those who came in late, the problem arose because both the comedies have protagonists who are young men suffering from premature balding. Ayushmann, however, says his film is not just about the woes of premature balding.
“It (“Bala”) isn’t about just receding hair or baldness. It is about loving and discovering yourself, more than anything else,” he explained.
Things got complicated when the makers of “Bala” confirmed the release date of their film was November 8, the same as “Ujda Chaman”. Subsequently, “Ujda Chaman” has been preponed to November 1, even as the makers of the film have dragged the “Bala” producers to court.