Gully Boy released on February 14 and is based on the life of Mumbai based street rappers Divine and Naezy. Interestingly, Gully Boy also became the second biggest opener of Ranveer after Simba and earned Rs 19.40 crore on day 1.
Gully Boy made a collection of Rs 89.15 crore till day 6. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh stating the collection report, wrote, ‘’#GullyBoy is getting substantial chunk of revenue from metros... Mumbai circuit is super-strong... Thu 19.40 cr, Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 18.65 cr, Sun 21.30 cr, Mon 8.65 cr, Tue 8.05 cr. Total: ₹ 89.15 cr. India biz.''
Gully Boy box office collection:
#GullyBoy dips on Day 7... Metros strong, mass circuits weak... Will touch ₹ 💯 cr on Day 8... Weekend 2 will give an idea of its *lifetime biz*... Thu 19.40 cr, Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 18.65 cr, Sun 21.30 cr, Mon 8.65 cr, Tue 8.05 cr, Wed 6.05 cr. Total: ₹ 95.20 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 21, 2019
In Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar who has directed and co-written the film, has pinched an utmost realistic and hard-hitting social issue of increasing economic gap in the society. The film reminded me of the viral picture of Mumbai that showed how one side of the city has sky-touching multistoreys while the other side is inhabited by the slum-dwellers. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself jerking a tear or two during the song Doori, beautifully penned by Javed Akhtar and voiced by Ranveer Singh himself. A scene where a woman is crying at the backseat of the car Ranveer Singh was driving, the societal gap between them hit us hard with the truth. Wiping other’s tears is a basic human instinct, however, nowadays even that is clouded by the realisation of rich and poor. ‘Tere aansoon pochu itni meri aukaat nahi.’ Sounds bizarre, but its true.