Gully Boy has taken the box office by storm. The Zoya Akhtar's directorial is unstoppable and has so far raked in Rs 125.20 crore. Gully Boy has not only become second highest opener of Ranveer Singh after Simmba but now the film is also the highest grosser of Alia Bhatt's career. Gully Boy has surpassed lifetime collection of Meghna Gulzar's Raazi, which featured Alia in the role of a spy.
In both the films, Alia was a breath of fresh air. While in Raazi, she played a young Kashmiri girl, who gets married to Pakistan Army officer and turns into a spy, Gully Boy features the actress as hothead girlfriend Safeena Firdaus. Alia got into the skin of both the characters and made audience fall in love with them.
Putting out the latest box office figures of Gully Boy, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, ''#GullyBoy is maintaining consistency on weekdays... Emerges Alia Bhatt’s highest grosser, surpassing *lifetime biz* of #Raazi... [Week 2] Fri 3.90 cr, Sat 7.05 cr, Sun 7.10 cr, Mon 2.45 cr, Tue 2.30 cr, Wed 2.10 cr. Total: ₹ 125.20 cr. India biz.''
#GullyBoy is maintaining consistency on weekdays... Emerges Alia Bhatt’s highest grosser, surpassing *lifetime biz* of #Raazi... [Week 2] Fri 3.90 cr, Sat 7.05 cr, Sun 7.10 cr, Mon 2.45 cr, Tue 2.30 cr, Wed 2.10 cr. Total: ₹ 125.20 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 28, 2019
The movie which is loosely based on the life of rappers Divine and Naezy has some of the brilliant performances by Vijay Raaz, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Varma among others.
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.