Gali Guleiyan movie review and release highlights

The Manoj Bajpayee, Shahana Goswami and Ranvir Shorey film has been warmly received by the industry. Here's what celebrities are saying about the movie.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2018 5:35:55 pm
Gali Guleiyan Manoj Bajpayee won the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne’s Best Actor award for his performance in Gali Guleiyan.

Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Gali Guleiyan is a psychological drama about a man who is trapped in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk. He often hears the voice of a child being beaten up and this exaggerates his paranoia. Manoj earlier told indianexpress.com, “Gali Guleiyan is a kind of an experience which the audience hasn’t ever got before. It’s a story which no other filmmaker has tried in the country and the testimony of it being different is its screening in more than 23 film festivals.”

Bajpayee plays a man named Khuddoos and the portrayal affected him quite a lot. He said, “On the 24th day of the shoot, I told my director to wrap it up fast because I felt I was on the verge of a breakdown. So they rescheduled the shoot.”

Directed by Dipesh Jain, Gali Guleiyan also stars Shahana Goswami, Ranvir Shorey and Neeraj Kabi among others.

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13:35 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
I haven't watched such a complex film in my entire life, says Manoj Bajpayee on Gali Guleiyan

The talented Manoj Bajpayee said in a recent interview with IANS that Gali Guleiyan is the most complex movie in the history of Indian cinema. “I haven’t watched such a difficult and complex film and the character which I am playing in this film in my entire life and in the history of Indian cinema,” said Manoj.  The film has been received warmly by Bollywood. 

13:04 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Manoj Bajpayee as Khuddoos in Gali Guleiyan

12:29 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
He is the kind of character we always ignore, says Manoj Bajpayee on his character in Gali Guleiyan

In a recent interview with indianexpress.com, Manoj Bajpayee explained at length what his character in Gali Guleiyan is about. “Nobody in this world would like to be in the mental zone this character Khuddoos is in. He is the kind of character we always ignore. You will find him sitting on the pavement, but you will tend to ignore him because of your fear that he may pounce on you. You see such characters on the pavement or on the streets every day, but you get very suspicious about them or declare them as a madman,” the actor said. 

12:12 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
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11:52 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Gali Guleiyan is tragic and suffocating, says Patralekhaa

Actor Patralekhaa lauded Manoj Bajpayee's performance in Gali Guleiyaan in a recent social media post and wrote, "@BajpayeeManoj truly u r this generation’s finest. Hats off to you Sir..#galiguliyan is tragic and suffocating." 

11:40 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Actor Adil Hussain raves about Manoj Bajpayee's Gali Guleiyan

The versatile and talented Adil Hussain was moved by the Manoj Bajpayee film and shared a tweet which read, "Was bowled by @BajpayeeManoj 's performance in #GaliGuleiyan releasing in September. It a film which gives you insights into Deeper Truth of one's troubled Life. Watch it."  

11:20 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita Shrivastava calls Gali Guleiyan heartbreaking

Acclaimed filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava only has good words to say about Gali Guleiyan. "What an intense and immersive film! #GaliGuleiyan has stunning performances by @BajpayeeManoj @ShahanaGoswami #Neerajkabi @RanvirShorey. Beautiful and heartbreaking. ❤ Congratulations #DipeshJain," she tweeted recently.  

10:53 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Actor Annup Sonii praises Manoj Bajpayee's stupendous performance in the film

Television star and film actor Annup Sonii praised Manoj Bajpayee to the skies for his stellar act in Gali Guleiyan. "@BajpayeeManoj has a habit of shocking his fans, Stupendous performance in # GaliGuleiyan, he is a master actor in playing complexed characters. @ShahanaGoswami @NeerajKabi @RanvirShorey make acting look so easy n natural. N Director @dipeshjainfilm hats off," the actor's Twitter post read. 

10:38 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Director Nikkhil Advani calls the Manoj Bajpayee film a tour de force

Director Nikhhil Advani thinks Gali Guleiyan is a superlative film. "In #GaliGuleiyaan @BajpayeeManoj takes you into the labyrinth of his mind with the help of debut director @dipeshjainfilm and the stark, claustrophobic Chandni Chowk. A tour de force rendition aided by some stellar performances. @ShahanaGoswami @RanvirShorey #neerajkabi," the filmmaker recently tweeted. 

10:17 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Filmmaker Onir calls Gali Guleiyan a feast of wonderful performances

Filmmaker Onir is all praise for Gali Guleiyan. "Like always :) @BajpayeeManoj comes with another reverting performance in #GaliGuleiyan . Releasing this Friday is a feast of wonderful performances by #neerajkabi @RanvirShorey @ShahanaGoswami and others," the filmmaker tweeted.   

10:02 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Gali Guleiyan is a masterclass in acting by Manoj Bajpayee, says John Abraham

John Abraham praised his Satyameva Jayate co-star Manoj Bajpayee in a Twitter post and wrote, "Watched @GaliGuleiyan..a masterclass in acting by @BajpayeeManoj . Intense, gripping, it doesn’t leave you! Releasing 7th Sep. pls watch". 

09:45 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Gali Guleiyan is a brave film, says Mulk director Anubhav Sinha

Mulk director Anubhav Sinha shared a sweet post on Twitter about the Manoj Bajpayee starrer. "Saw #GaliGuleiyan the other night. Such a brave film. What an actor is this friend of mine @BajpayeeManoj and the rest of the cast is superlative too. Keep Shining Team...." the filmmaker wrote. 

09:24 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Manoj Bajpayee delivers an award-winning performance, says Satyameva director Milap Zaveri

Satyameva director Milap Zaveri took to Twitter to congratulate Manoj Bajpayee for his performance in the movie. "#GaliGuleiyan is one more testament to the brilliance and craft of @BajpayeeManoj sir! He is an actor who can make any character his own and deliver an award-winning performance! He’s Truly Wow! Kudos to the director Dipesh Jain for crafting a moving and atmospheric drama," the director wrote.  

09:11 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Here are five reasons to watch Manoj Bajpayee's Gali Guleiyan

08:55 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Gali Guleiyan is deep, intense and intriguing, says Maniesh Paul

Maniesh Paul wrote on Twitter, "Saw #GaliGuleiyan last nite...still in deep thoughts...WHAT A FILM..deep,intense,intriguing... @BajpayeeManoj sir aap kuch aur hi hain...what a performer.gets too deep into the character...so much to learn from u...#dipeshjain super writing n direction!!"

08:45 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
What a masterful cast, says Amol Parashar

Amol Parashar tweeted, "Got to watch #GaliGuleiyan last night. What a masterful cast led by favorite @BajpayeeManoj who’s knocking it out of the park ❤️ - & so is another favorite @ShahanaGoswami ❤️ Timelessness, claustrophobia & madness - all rolled into one. Catch the film in cinemas this Friday!"

08:38 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Gali Guleiyan is dark and riveting, says Apurva Asrani

Apurva Asrani shared on Twitter, "#GaliGuleiyan is dark & riveting. The brilliant @BajpayeeManoj churns his soul to birth a voyeur trapped in the bylanes of his past. @dipeshjainfilm populates his complex & empathetic frames with fine talents like @ShahanaGoswami & @RanvirShorey. Such a trip!"

08:32 (IST) 07 Sep 2018
Gali Guleiyan is a film that doesnt leave you after having left the theatre, says Sanjay Suri

Sanjay Suri posted on Twitter, "#GaliGuleiyan Congratulations once again for a wonderful performance @BajpayeeManoj. A film that doesnt leave you after having left the theatre #DipeshJain. Wonderful performances in this psychological drama by #OmSingh @ShahanaGoswami #NeerajKabi & @RanvirShorey"

According to the makers, Gali Guleiyan is about a man trapped within the walls and alleys of Old Delhi and his own mind, who attempts to break free to find a human connection.