Gully Boy is the story of Murad (Ranveer Singh), who dreams of rapping. He has the words but rhythm wise all he needs is a bit of polishing. A sensitive person, Murad passionately fights with all the odds, an abusive father, an unhappy mother, a feisty but needy girlfriend. As a resident of Dharavi, living with a dysfunctional family and no proper room to breathe his own, Murad takes the same medium and transforms it into art, or as he says, APNA TIME AEGA.
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Genre: Musical Drama
In Theatres: released on 9 February 2019 in Berlin and 14 February 2019 in India
Runtime: 153 minutes
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Gully Boy Review
Ranveer Singh (Murad) perfectly jumps into the character and make it real. Alia Bhatt (Safeena) is a marvel, all fury and focus, and fearlessness. She dreams of becoming a surgeon and is possessive for her love. She brings Safeena to perfection by delivering the sweetest of smiles right after she tries to gouge someone’s eyes out. The chemistry between the lead actors is palpable. Vijay Raaz plots the father, Aftab Sheikh, is as fine as ever.
Newcomer Siddhant Chaturvedi who plays Murad’s mentor MC Sher did exactly what the character wanted. He has the confidence that Murad lacks and knows the ways of the world. Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar have made a film for years to come. The movie not only exposes light on the underground rap scene but also highlights the stark difference in the lifestyle of the rich, middle class and the poor. Gully Boy is a work of art that is best left to the audience to experience.