Gully Boy Review: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Zoya Akhtar's film is 'ek number'

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy is watched and loved. Read inside to know if it is worth your time.
Gully Boy Review: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Zoya Akhtar's film is 'ek number'Gully Boy Review: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Zoya Akhtar's film is 'ek number'
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Gully Boy
Gully Boy director: Zoya Akhtar
Gully Boy cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin
Gully Boy Movie Stars: 4/5 

Bole toh bohat hard, kyunki apne bhai jaisa koi hardich nahi hai! Kyun? Gully Boy makes you believe in dreams and how!

Zoya Akhtar’s movie chronicles the life of Murad aka Gully Boy (Ranveer Singh) who dreams of the stars whilst residing in Mumbai square box house. Born and brought up in his gully, the young lad is righteous in many ways who finds an escapade in words. He smokes weed but doesn’t drink, is innocent yet admirable, aims for the stars but doesn’t want to leave his roots. That’s Murad, who feels bondaged by his own thoughts and an added family tension which ceases to go away. 

Saifeena (Alia Bhatt), with whom he has what seems to be a secret relationship, is the only respite for him in this troubled daily chores. But, unlike Murad, Saifeena is fierce and violently so. Amidst this blooming secret romance, time changes for Murad when he meets Emcee Sher (Siddhant Chaturvedi) who pushes him to explore the ‘cheer padh’ rapper in him and of course, Sky (Kalki Koechlin). 

Ranveer, literally makes you invest in Murad from the very beginning. You will be surprised to see his nuanced yet controlled performance. Alia adds the right amount of madness to the rather contained Ranveer and their camaraderie surely lights up the screen. Siddhant Chaturvedi too stands out in each scene as the local rap star. 

Zoya Akhtar along with Reema Kagti has presented a script which shines and stays true to the streets. There are many familiar elements picked up from real life instances (Eminem’s 8 Mile!) but the scripts holds its own. The well written script was backed by clap worthy dialogues by Vijay Maurya. Zoya does what many in the industry wouldn’t dare to. Her movie is a social commentary on the class difference, political facade, and the minorities. Topics which Bollywood has for years underplayed in mainstream commercial cinema.

Special mention to Jay Oza who has done an amazing job with cinematography. However, the movie did feel a bit stretched in parts but honestly, I didn’t mind it.

The review would definitely be incomplete without the mention of all the contributions by outstanding music artists and rappers who made the battle rap look so lively and fierce making us root and hoot for them. 

Go and watch Ranveer ‘Murad’ Singh give one of his best performances yet again with Alia standing tall. Because Ranveer and Alia ka ‘Time Aa Gaya’

 

Also Read: Gully Boy Box Office Prediction Day 1: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's movie to get a flying start

Comments

Movie is ek number and so is alia bhatt. She is now officially the number one actress and queen of Bollywood. Her haters should either accept it or else die.

Ranveer singh is like Aamir khan . He chooses good movies. He is not stuck with only romantic movies.

Ranveer singh has always displayed his talent so also alia.They both are very talented.

Ranveer Singh performance in padmavat, lootera was too good. He is a good entertainer.Alia too is a good actress. Ranveer is a very versatile actor. He will shine. Acting comes naturally to both these two stars. Gullyboy has now stabilized Ranveer's position as a good actor.

Alia is a talented actress who always tried to keep herself understated and doesn’t take herself too seriously. People have started calling her untalented which is so very surprising. She wasn’t a really a product of nepotism because Karan grabbed her for Dharma and SOTY was riding on her and Varun’s background. A meatless crap movie like that wouldn’t be watched by anyone if not for her and Varun. KJo doesn’t even pay her well.

i think she is overrated. her character in highway, dear zindagi, the dulhania films was basically the same. childish, bubbly, confused millenial. after a while it gets annoying. the only breakout performance i thought was udta punjab. people resent her because she herself admits karan johar snatches roles from other actresses and gets them for her. and to be very honest, i know this sounds mean, but physically she is just a normal kid next door. if she wasnt a bhatt no one would have looked at her twice and cast her in a movie. Outsiders have to be beautiful, slim, great dancers, good actors, have good PR they have to work 5-10 times as hard as ms bhatt. PV pls post.

I have watched this movie in screening and trust me it's 2.5/5 why pinkvilla give 4 I am surprised, Zoya last movie DDD was great 3 stars, Talash 3.5 stars, Ranveer BBB 4 stars Bajirao Mastani 3.5 stars, Aalia 2 states 4 stars, Raazi 3 stars, but Gully Boy for me is a weak film 2.5 stars.

2 states is 4 stars?! I'm not sure if a lot of Tamilians thought Alia Bhatt was convincing enough as a Tamilian brahmin. She acted more like a Punjabi girl masquerading as a Tamilian. PV please post.

The movie is getting excellent reviews everywhere, Ranveer is also being praised ,his script sense is getting better . His last few movies are all different -Padmavaat , the horrendous superhit Singham & now this one . The shaadi is lucky for him too.

Nepo or not, talent shines. Hats off Alia for putting lid on haters mouths..Love the way you do it. pv post.

There are scenes lifted from 8 Mile? I used to think Zoya was better than that.

Alia is one of the best product of nepotism. Pretty, talented, cute, bankable and a wonderful human being.

Ranveer seems to make all the right choices. He is talented and a nice person.

After Uri, this movie will be the second biggest hit of 2019. Rest, cheat India, Thackeray, accidental prime minister and manikarnika are flop.

Alia is rocking. No wonder why self proclaimed queen is so jealous of Alia.

Zoya is a fantastic director. She always make good films.

When even Variety magazine in the US writes about it, you know this film is something special. I am excited.

spoken like a true indian! always looking to the west for approval S M H

Ktne paise die KJo ne?

Hi jealous kangana.

Great. Can't wait to see.

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