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‘Bala’ - Hindi comedy starring Ayushmann Khurrana. Bold and beautiful... but, bald? Bala must try every unintentionally-hilarious remedy to fix his problem.

Release date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
Running time:133 (2h13’)
Age restriction:13 L P

FPB Classification

Title Detail : BALA
FILM TITLE: BALA
GENRE: COMEDY
CONSUMER ADVICE: 13 L P
DISTRIBUTOR: NOLAVA INTERNATIONAL FILM DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR: AMAR KAUSHIK
MAIN CAST: AYUSHMANN KHURRANA
LANGUAGE: Fairly frequent, low to mild impact language is used by the characters and expression of the mostly in expression of frustration e.g. ‘idiots'; ‘I'm a rascal!’; ‘stop being such a smart ass!’; ‘scares the shit out of me’; ‘stupid moron!’ and ‘life’s already screwed me and you think it's funny!’
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: Frequent, mild impact Prejudice is thematic exploring issues of stereotypes and body shaming e.g. being ridiculed for being bald headed - societal belief that ‘having silky tresses is handsome and being bald is ugly!’; and the beauty standards that ‘fair is beautiful, and dark is ugly’ - “she is so dark I get a tan just by looking at her!”; dark-skinned women forced to use skin lightening creams to help them achieve light skin and in turn get married. Bala forced to wear a wig just so that he can hide his bald patch and be accepted by his love interest, his peers and his employer. When Pari discovers that he is bald she leaves the marital home and files for an annulment of their marriage.
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: Infrequent, low to mild impact violence - realistic with no bloodletting is noted. Bala pushes and shoves friends in a street cricket game. Bala slaps his brother, angrily.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THEMES
Complex and mature themes exploring prejudice and stereotypes in Society which include being ridiculed because of baldness and it’s implications on one's love life, employment, and success in marriage resulting in extreme anxiety and concern about losing one's hair; feeling isolated and excluded because of being dark skinned; society's obsession with light skin as a standard for beauty; peer pressure and the excessive use of skin lightening creams; selling bleaching chemical products for skin; sadness, self-pity, secrets and lies with positive messages of self-acceptance and promoting self-love, family love and support, friendship and falling in love. Treated sensitively and presented in a satirical, comedic context, themes have a moderate impact sense of threat and menace. Children under 13 years may find some of the content to be confusing, upsetting and disturbing to their sense of security and well-being.







Aushmann Khurrana in a comedy about a man, Bala, who can’t deal with premature balding. He tries many strange remedies, but, with a girl in his life, can he stay under cover forever? Directed by Amar Kaushik.