Mumbai: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt in supreme form and you find yourself applauding their love for their performance in Gully Boy.
This is filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s most-assured and accomplished work. She delivers a simple message here – Every underdog can be a winner. The movie is mainly about human relations, connections, emotions and dynamics. Zoya Akhtar portray and handle human complexities in brilliant way.
Ranveer Singh is phenomenal and he explodes when he raps and gives a restrained performance throughout.
Gully Boy” is a film about a 22-year-old boy “Murad” (Ranveer Singh) from a ghetto in Mumbai, India. The son of a driver, his parents worked hard to get him educated so that he could have a white collar job. Meanwhile, Murad realizes his calling to be a rapper. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets.
Art is a distant dream for the colonized poor of India and this story is about Murad’s journey from realizing his love for rap and chasing his dream to inadvertently transcending his class. The film showcases street rap from the crevices of Mumbai’s by lanes. The poetry is conscious of the city’s socio-economic fabric and highlights the challenges faced by the disenfranchised youth in the minority population.