Gully Boy was one of the biggest hits of 2019. Directed by Zoya Akhtar and starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in key roles, the film explored the underground hip hop scene in Mumbai. Here's a look at Gully Boy's journey to the theaters.
India has been no stranger to the idea of protesting against socio-economic realities through the medium of music. While some like the Dharavi rappers have taken inspiration from the West, others like T M Krishna have used classical or folk indigenous forms of music.
Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, as the title indicates, is not just Murad and Safeena's story. It primarily preoccupies itself with the boy and his gully, Dharavi, his struggles, hardships, angst and the final release. And yet for them, at least for Safeena, it is her only story.
Gully Boy box office collection Day 8: The Zoya Akhtar directorial has earned Rs 100.30 crore till now. The Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Siddhant Chaturvedi film revolves around the life of underground rappers in India.
For Vijay Varma, playing Moeen in Gully Boy meant looking for references from his life experiences and borrowing certain character traits from the actors he looks up to -- Jackie Shroff and Amitabh Bachchan.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh walked out hand in hand after Gully Boy screening. Other celebrities who attended the event were Ranbir Kapoor, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Kiran Rao, Farhan Akhtar among others.
Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer Kalank has become the highest box office opener of 2019. The film, helmed by Abhishek Varman, also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt among others.
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy's multiple screenings took place in Mumbai last night. Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Kiran Rao, Farhan Akhtar and others were in attendance.