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.”
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.”
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Zoya Akhtar who is know
to give brilliant and blockbuster films like Luck By Chance,Zindagi
Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do, changes gear with Gully
Boy. It’s the story of Murad (Ranveer Singh), his aspiration,
ambition, his family, his love Safeena (Alia Bhatt), his friendships and the
path he takes to fulfil his dream. At the forefront, Gully Boy may
seem like a movie about the underground rappers but actually, it is much more
The movie is mainly
about human relations, connections, emotions and dynamics. There is no
filmmaker better than Zoya Akhtar who can portray and handle human complexities
in such a brilliant way. Gully Boy will surely be counted
amongst her best work.
To know the genius of
Zoya Akhtar, there are several scenes in the movie that will hit you right in
the feels. Like the scene when Murad’s father (Vijay Raaz) re-marries. The
silence in that scene speaks louder than words. Or the scene when his
employer, for whom he works as a driver, casually makes him aware of his social
status or the bouncer of a pub asking him to move aside. The movie is filled
with such gems.
I loved the friendship
dynamics. It all felt so organic and real. A scene featuring Vijay Verma and
Ranveer Singh towards the end will choke you up. And Ranveer and Alia’s
chemistry is too cute to be true. They are like a house on fire.
If the writing of the
movie and Zoya’s direction is of the highest order, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt,
debutant Sidhant Chaturvedi and other actors complement it with fabulous
Ranveer Singh is
phenomenal. It’s hard to imagine that he is the same guy who just delivered a
blockbuster playing an over-the-top cop in Simmba. I don’t
think any other actor could’ve pulled off this role the way Ranveer did. He
explodes when he raps and gives a restrained performance throughout. He is a
pro at rapping.
Alia Bhatt, for me, was
the scene stealer. Every scene she appears in is a riot. She is
endearing, to say the least. This is one of her best performances and her
character is a crash course in women empowerment. I am sure everyone’s
going to fall in love with her.
Making his debut on the
big screen, Sidhant Chaturvedi makes the character of an experienced rapper his
own. He stands tall with Ranveer Singh. His performance is so natural that many
might confuse him for a real-life rapper. Watch out for him. He is surely
going to go places.
Vijay Raaz, Sheeba
Chaddha, Amruta Subhash, Vijay Maurya and Kalki Koechlin are all good in their
parts. Special mention to Vijay Verma.
The music is also a character
here. The meaningful lyrics are icing on the cake.
The dialogues by Vijay Maurya will
surely receive a lot of seetis and taalis.
The cinematography is perfect. It gives the movie the much-needed
Over all, Gully Boy is one of the
best movies to come out of Indian cinema in recent times. Watch it for Ranveer
Singh, Alia Bhatt and Sidhant Chaturvedi’s dazzling performances. And moreover,
watch it for the master filmmaker Zoya Akhtar. Hats off to her. The movie is
all in all a winner.
Actor Vicky Kaushal, who is playing the role of an Indian commando in the recently released ‘Uri – The Surgical Strike’, has said the entire film team is going through a surreal feeling that audience has accepted their war-drama film with open arms.
Vicky Kaushal was interacting with media after success of ‘Uri…’ along with his co-stars Mohit Raina and Yami Gautam on Saturday in Mumbai.
The movie is based on the 2016 Indian Army’s surgical strikes inside Pakistan as a retaliation for the Uri terrorist attack.
The film picked up pace on second day and collected 20 crore at the box-office in 2 days.
Vicky Kaushal praised his co-actors and director Aditya Dhar for being part of the film. “I am really happy for the actors and director of the film because it is Adtiya’s (Dhar) first film as a director,” he said.
“In today’s age, it is very difficult for a debutant director to get backing from producers for the story and then get a huge release for his film. Ultimately, when audience appreciates the film then, it’s really special thing for the entire team,” said Vicky.
Yesterday makers of ‘Uri…’ hosted a special screening for the Army personnel.
“It feels really great when Army men appreciate your film because we have made this film to pay tribute for their work” said Vicky.
“Yesterday, we hosted the screening for Sikh Regiment. Interestingly, they trained all actors who are playing the role of commando in the film so, it was a special moment for us because during the training, they used to scold us. But yesterday, they were appreciating our performance,” he said.
Asked if his team would like to host a special screening for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, “Definitely.. we would love to, but I don’t think he will have the time.”
The film stars Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari, Mohit Raina and Paresh Rawal in key roles. It is produced by RSVP movies and directed by Aditya Dhar.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh also posted that glowing word of mouth has helped movie to pick up on day 2 collection making a total collection of 20 crores in 2 days.