Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy opened to great reviews from film critics and audience alike on February 14. The fourth feature film from Zoya Akhtar’s kitty unravels the underground hip-hop scene in India and also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and Kalki Koechlin
by the story of underground rappers Divine and Naezy, it has Ranveer playing
the role of Murad, a young man trying to break free through his street
rap. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed on Thursday that the musical drama has
released on 3350 screens in India and a total of 4101 screens worldwide.
According to film trade expert
Girish Johar, Gully Boy is expected to earn Rs 15 crore on its opening day and
will maintain its stronghold with a positive word of mouth.
“The film is releasing on a Thursday, which is neither a holiday nor a festival day. Although it’s Valentines Day, it has no official status. Still, I am expecting the film to do Rs 15 crore business on day one because the youth will definitely go and watch it. They will be attracted to the film very strongly. Rest is definitely based on the word of mouth,” said Johar as he talked about the box office prediction of Gully Boy.”
Much awaited movie of this year, Student of the Year 2 releases today. Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey starrer has created quite a buzz for its fresh cast, debutants and buzz from the sets. Being a Dharma Production, there is a lot of expectations from the film.
Karan Johar’s Student of the Year released in 2012 (film’s prequel) had also created quite a stir with a power packed cast of newcomers Alia Bhat, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra who made their debut with this blockbuster. The film is loved even today. Student of the Year 2 has been directed by Punit Malhotra. Take a look at the trailer:
From the first hand the Ananya Pandey has been lauded for her acting as debutant and Tiger Shroff steals the show with his acting, dance and fight scenes. The story line however looks a little weak for holding the audience for two hours. Take a look at what audience has to say:
The movie, backed by Dharma Productions, depicts the bravery of 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikh Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of Sikh Regiment) of British India defending an Army post against more than 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen.
Akshay expressed his happiness with a tweet: “It’s been overwhelming, this journey of ‘Kesari’ and your love.”
Karan Johar is elated over the successful run and shared: “Thank you for believing in the spirit of ‘Kesari’.”
Kesari was released with 4200 screens globally with 3600 screens in India and 600 screens in other countries.
It seems like Ranveer Singh’s charm with audience has worked once again as Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully boy has impressed the audience with its easy-to-connect storyline, performances and impactful rap numbers.
The film garnered Rs 19.40 crore on its opening day and has received good reviews from critics as well as the audience.
Gully boy earned Rs 18.65 crore on
the third day of its release, taking the total collection to Rs 51.15 crore.
As per film critics Ranveer Singh brings a restrained swagger to the part: there is a gentleness to his anger. His Murad shows that Singh can tamp down on his characteristic boisterousness to create something of value, even though sometimes you can see the effort show.” Ultimately, this is a film to enjoy. In today’s India, to bring a Murad and Safeena, their Muslim-ness a matter-of-fact statement, into centre-stage, to give traction to those who live on the wrong side of the tracks, is an act of bravery. ‘Inka time aa gaya’. Rap along.”