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Friday Film Wrap: Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Bala' big release of the week
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New Delhi, Nov. 8 -- As the Diwali fervor dies down, Bollywood is back with a bunch of new releases.
Satirical comedy Bala, directed by Amar Kaushik and starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam, is both loud and subtle, says The Indian Express. But there are so many points that the film is busy raising, while using baldness as a chief peg, that it feels overstuffed at times. The third act turns into a moral science lesson: with our hero pontificating on inner and outward beauty. Still, Khurrana's Bala is an achievement. This is an unfiltered, bare performance, unafraid to be seen as ridiculous: this kind of shucking of vanity, even if it is self-aware, is rare amongst Bollywood actors.
NDTV calls it a breezy drama on ...
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