Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, which received rave reviews from critics has now got thumbs up from audience as well. Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's film passed the first-day test with flying colours. The movie, which released on 3350 screens has minted Rs 18.70 crore on day 1. The numbers are expected to increase over the weekend. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and wrote, ''#GullyBoy takes a massive start... #ValentineDay - not an official holiday - has given a big boost... Metros are rocking, contribute to superb total... Thu ₹ 18.70 cr [3350 screens]. India biz.''
Gully Boy is loosely based on rappers Divine and Naezy. It is Ranveer and Alia's first film together but their on-screen chemistry is impeccable. While Ranveer plays aspiring rapper Murad from Mumbai slums, Alia is his girlfriend Safeena, who is a medical student. Other actors in the movie are Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Maurya, Vijay Raaz and Amruta Subhash among others.
Earlier, in an interview with IANS over Gully Boy, Ranveer had said, "It is the story which represents Mumbai in its true sense and the city is my home town, these are my people, this is my language so this is the story I am really attached to. It's an underdog story about a kid who broke through from great adversity in life to make it as a recording artist”
Gully Boy is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment in association with Tiger Baby.
For Gully Boy, India TV movie critic wrote, ''Gully Boy is a path-breaking film. It's nothing like those masala inspirational, motivational films you see in Bollywood where everything sets right in the end magically. Things are seen progressing organically in the film and that's the essence of every Zoya Akhtar directorial. Without glorification or Bollywoodification as we would like to say, Gully Boy is a masterpiece in Indian cinema. The loose ending adds to the artistic value of the film''. Read full review here.
Gully Boy Trailer
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