Directed by: Zoya Akhtar
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz
Genre: Drama, Music
Release date: 14 February 2019
Running Time: 114 Minutes
A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.
Gully Boy is a film about a 22 year old Muslim kid from a ghetto in Bombay. The boy is a rapper, and the story is his journey from realizing his love for rap, to chasing his dream, and to inadvertently transcending his class. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets. It is the only true political space in music right now and it’s coming from people that have nothing to lose, the colonized poor. Gully Boy is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language musical drama film written and directed by Zoya Akhtar. It stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt and is based on the life of Divine, an underground rapper from Mumbai. It is produced by Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment productions.
Principal photography on the film began in January 2018 and wrapped up in April 2018. It is confirmed for release on 14 February 2019.
The first look official poster of the film released on 1st January 2019. It also gives the valentines day release date.
Two new theatrical posters revealing looks of lead actors of the film unveiled for public on 2 January 2019. The Trailer Announcement was made on 4th January 2019 with a Small teaser in which Ranveer Singh is Seen Rapping.
Gully Boy Movie Trailer
Gully Boy Movie Trailer
The first trailer for Gully Boy, the new film starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, was released online on Wednesday. An announcement video set to Ranveer’s rapping was released a few days ago, and introduced audiences to the concept of “asli (real) hip hop”.
A trailer release event was held 1:30 pm and was attended by the stars, director Zoya Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, who co-produces along with Farhan Akhtar, through their Excel Entertainment banner.
Gully Boy is in part based on the life and struggles of rapper Divine – its name is inspired by his breakout song, Mere Gully Mein – and his troupe of street rappers, who go by the name “Gully Gang”. Ranveer plays a young man, whose only means of expressing himself in a harsh world is through rhymes.
He is joined in the film by Alia and Kalki Koechlin, who play contrasting love interests – Alia is a feisty young girl from a background not too different from Ranveer’s character’s, and Kalki represents the mainstream success he aspires to.
Gully Boy is directed by Zoya Akhtar, who last helmed one of four shorts in the Netflix anthology series, Lust Stories. Ranveer recently delivered the biggest solo hit of his career with Simmba, which will shortly cross Rs 200 crores at the Indian box office. Likewise, Alia starred in the critical and commercial success, Raazi, in 2018.
They will reunite on screen in director Karan Johar’s ambitious Mughal era epic, Takht, which also stars Vicky Kaushal and Kareena Kapoor, among others.
Gully Boy will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Berlinale Special category, ahead of its release on February 14.
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