Gully Boy Movie Review

Gully Boy Movie Review

Certificate: U/A

Language: Hindi

Genre: Drama Biography

Release Date: 14 Feb 2019

Runtime: 02:36:00


Gully Boy Movie Review - Rating

Xappie Desk

Updated: February 14, 2019 15:50 IST

Rating : 3.5/5

Gully Boy Movie Synopsis:

Gully Boy is a musical drama film about Murad aka Gully Boy (played by Ranveer Singh), 22 years old Young man from world’s largest Slums -Dharavi of Mumbai who has an exceptional talent in writing poetry and a load of interest in Hip Hop. The Life of Murad changes when he decides to do hip hop in the local language, The Film is loosely based upon lives of Naezy and Divine, who are renowned hip hop stars of India. The Film is Directed by Zoya Akhtar and Penned by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar

Gully Boy Movie Summary:

The Film is a shout out to Underground Rappers of India, It starts with Ranveer Singh playing as Murad’s Struggles in Dharavi Ghetto and Later Finding his Passion for Hip Hop, Performing Rap in Local Language and Rising to become the star of New Wave Hip Hop in India is the first great Hindi film of 2019.

Gully Boy Movie Performances:

Talking about Performances of actors in the film, Everyone Deserves a round of applause for their work. Especially, The Lead – Ranveer Singh has given the best performance of his career by portraying the role of Down to Earth and Talented Young Hip hop artist to Becoming the beacon for Indian Hip hop Culture was a difficult role for any actor to pull it off. And Ranveer Singh does Rapping with ease such that we presume he is already a rapper for ages.

Alia Bhatt who plays Safeena in the film is the love interest of the protagonist and The Character is of short-tempered yet loving to Murad and becomes a strong support for him to dream big.

Notable Performance is of Siddhant Chaturvedi who plays MC SHER, who is the local star in Indian Hip Hop and also Mentors Murad in achieving his passion into a success. And Vijay Raj, Vijay Verma are another great adds to the film.

Gully Boy Movie Technical Aspects:

Production Design of The film is too accurate to Detail of Localities of Mumbai, Cinematography by Jay Oza shows us the grunge and rawness of Mumbai Ghettos. The Heart of the Film i.e Music is provided by various underground artists of Indian Hip Hop culture and the tunes make you groove over them. Editing is very rhythmic like Hip Hop and Writing of the film is very poetic and Director Zoya Akhtar makes the Narrative of the film in a similar to the RAP which is Rhythm and Poetry style.

Gully Boy Movie Analysis:

Gully Boy starts off directly into the life of Murad’s obsession with Hip Hop and his limitations keeping his desire to be just a dream When he realizes that Hip Hop itself is the only way of his life.

Murad becomes Gully boy and Everything falls into his path. The Film tells us that Great artists come from the most oppressed places in difficult times.

The narrative itself a poetic with emotions depicting a slow-burning enthusiast into a full-fledged artist.

Gully boy is the first Hindi hip hop film and promises to become a classic in the course of time.

Gully Boy Movie Positives:


Gully Boy Movie Negatives:

Somewhat long in duration

Gully Boy Movie Verdict:

Like Music, This Film is like a Symphony of Emotions and Drama embedded with a new form of Indian Hip hop Music. Must watch for Film Enthusiasts and Music lovers and especially for any kind of artists who are aspiring to achieve their goals. Anyone planning to go for a film this weekend, Gully boy is the best option, says our review on the movie.