Bala — starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam — has collected INR 10.15 crore on its opening day (Friday, 8th November), becoming the biggest opener of Ayushmann's career. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh reported on Twitter, “#Bala has an excellent Day 1... Strong word of mouth + Brand Ayushmann are key contributors... Expect biz to grow further on Day 2 and 3... Fri ₹ 10.15 cr. #India biz.”
Ayushmann Khurrana versus Ayushmann Khurrana... *Day 1* biz...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 9, 2019
2019: #Bala ₹ 10.15 cr
2019: #DreamGirl ₹ 10.05 cr
2018: #BadhaaiHo ₹ 7.35 cr [Thu; #Dussehra]
2019: #Article15 ₹ 5.02 cr
2017: #SMS ₹ 2.71 cr
2018: #AndhaDhun ₹ 2.70 cr
2017: #BKB ₹ 2.42 cr#India biz.
The actor’s previous release, Dream Girl, opened with INR 10.05 crore and was his biggest opener till Bala’s release. Ayushmann has become one of the most bankable actors in Bollywood since the last few years as he has delivered back-to-back superhit films, such as Bareilly Ki Barfi, AndhaDhun and Badhaai Ho. Taran also shared a comparison of Bala’s opening day with Ayushmann’s previous films, “Ayushmann Khurrana versus Ayushmann Khurrana... *Day 1* biz… 2019: #Bala ₹ 10.15 cr - 2019: #DreamGirl ₹ 10.05 cr - 2018: #BadhaaiHo ₹ 7.35 cr [Thu; #Dussehra] - 2019: #Article15 ₹ 5.02 cr - 2017: #SMS ₹ 2.71 cr - 2018: #AndhaDhun ₹ 2.70 cr - 2017: #BKB ₹ 2.42 cr #India biz.”
In Bala, Ayushmann portrays the role of a prematurely balding, 25-year-old man from Kanpur. It revolves around struggles in his love life and career due to his looks. The film also throws light on the obsession with fair complexion in India. Produced by Dinesh Vijan and directed by Amar Kaushik, the film has received good reviews from Bollywood celebs and critics, especially for Ayushmann’s performance. Its theme is similar to last week’s release, Ujda Chaman, starring Sunny SIngh, which has caused a lot of controversy over the past couple of months. However, Bala is expected to perform better due to Ayushmann’s star power and positive word-of-mouth.