Recently, the trailer of Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala released which presents the story of a protagonist with premature balding.
And while the trailer was definitely interesting, Twitterati felt it held a strong resemblance to another trailer recently released - Ujda Chaman starring Sunny Singh.
Though technically the teaser for Bala was released first, the two trailers had quite a few similarities - other than the central subject of course. And people were all too quick to point them out:
Content of 2 films could be same but how so many aspects could be similar. Both Ayushman & sunny playing teachers, both films have saurabh shukla, both trailers end with Hair transplant scene,posters are identical.Its going to be tough choice for the audience #Bala & #UjdaChaman— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) October 10, 2019
Weird face-off in Bollywood. Huge similarities between trailers of #Bala and #UjdaChaman.— Sidhu (@sidhuwrites) October 10, 2019
- Both have bald protagonists, who are teachers
- Both have Saurabh Shukla
- Many similar dialogues and situations
- Both releasing with just a day's gap
Audience - will they see both?
First #UjdaChaman trailer releases then #Bala trailer preponing the movie just 1 day before the other one😂😂— [email protected] (@CaP_rIc_OrN) October 10, 2019
2 movies with same concept on same weekend🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
What's going on????
Bala makers dar gaye lagta hai😅😅
Well UJDA CHAMAN is a remake so what is BALA??...inspired? pic.twitter.com/WXzsFeZa8V
Makers of #bala feared that as #UjdaChaman was releasing before with same concept ,viewers may get feeling of repetitiveness from their film. now its obvious people will prefer bala on 8th nov coz of @ayushmannk stardom.Nice strategy!😉— Mayur Verma (@smart__witty) October 10, 2019
Bollywood is running out of scrips that again both the movies came up with similar kind of scripts based on hair transplantation topic. Earlier we had similar incidents on the topic of wrestling. This will effect each movies bussiness in making.#Bala#UjdaChaman pic.twitter.com/eJybnLUcs0— 𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓱𝔃𝓮𝓮𝓫 𝓜𝓸𝓱𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓭 🇮🇳 (@Worships_Shahid) October 10, 2019
#Bala & #UjdaChaman both trailers are HILARIOUS. Both have same Subject. Even @saurabhshukla_s is present there in both films. And now the release date too is Same.— Aavishkar (@aavishhkar) October 10, 2019
Ab Ye Ganit to bass producer saab hi samza sake hai 🤪
Also, apparently the story may be inspired by the Kannada movie Ondu Motteya Kathe.
Irrespective of who came up with the idea first, we're happy that at least a subject like male pattern baldness is making its way to mainstream cinema.