Bollywood’s first true-blue street rapper musical performance. The Dharavi boy’s enervating difficulties translate into the simmering rage, which he then channels into caustic hip hop harangues. Kyun lagta hai yeh bustee ek andha kuan hain he writes in his worn-out notebook. That line is a rhetorical question. The answer is flying in the wind.
The movie, motivated by the lives of rappers Divine and Naezy, was chosen as a part of the Berlinale Special programme, in which Berlinale screens recent works by contemporary filmmakers, as well as documentaries, among other features. The film also features Kalki Koechlin.
Zoya Akhtar’s film chronicles the life of Murad aka Gully Boy (Ranveer Singh) who daydreams of the stars whilst staying in Mumbai square box house. Headed and brought up in his gully, the growing lad is honest in many ways who finds an adventure in words. He smokes weed but doesn’t drink, is naive yet admirable, aims for the stars but doesn’t want to leave his roots. That’s Murad, who feels subjugation by his own thoughts and an added family stress which ceases to go away.
Ranveer in Gully boy is just amazing and he is a firecracker and his performance is a class apart he went into the depth of the character. Alia Bhatt is just amazing her acting is not acting it is just natural. Her innocence and her crazy jealous side are both enriching and cute. Other actors in the movie are equally beautiful and have done a good job. The music of the film suits the film in each and every tune of the melodies.
In a brief nutshell Gully boy is one of the best movies of this year and it will go in the classics of the Hindi cinema.