Gully Boy Review

  • 3.5/5
Ranveer's Rocking Hip-Hop!

Ranveer Singh is known as the most energetic person. He had done a smooth and simple role in Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do. Both were superb there. That made me to watch this film, on first day of its release. Plus, I wanted to see what is the true Indian Hip-Hop.

Yes, true Indian Hip-Hop, which we are not aware of! Rapping means rhythmic poetry. I don't like rap music, also never heard much. But when we hear the meaningful words, the talking of rappers on the beat, true meaning of Hip-Hop music rises while watching the film. The film is about dreams. One could not easily accept the given circumstances by his ancestors. He must try to be there in what he likes, what's his passion. That will lead him to success. And when he has a certain talent, why... why not to use it!

Zoya Akhat has successfully shown Dharavi on celluloid. The 'Meri Gully Mein' song speaks a lot! It's beautifully shot as well. When you have Vijay Raaz, Vijay Verma, Vijay Maurya, Sheeba Chaddha, Kalki Koechlin & Amruta Subhash, you can give a solid backdrop like she has given in this one. Superb support from all. That girl who fights with Alia's character is also superb in one scene.

Siddhant Chaturvedi is being introduced here as MC Sher with a bang. He is too good. Even I would say that the local train and the late night roads of Mumbai also play significant parts. They catch us to dwell with Murad and other characters.

Ranveer Singh is absolutey fantastic. I loved him in DDD. And I am surprised that after Padmavat and Simmba, he still can do this type of role! He is indeed a good actor. Because, I tried very hard to find him in this film, but everytime I found the character- Murad only! Meanwhile, Alia Bhatt is giving her over the top role of her career, which was played by her finely. Audiences are loveing her and her style of doing things unexpectedly. Love her doing rough action in this film!

The soul of the film- Rap and Dialogues. Vijay Maurya has written dialogues. 'Zindagi Me Jo Kuchh Achchha Mile To Use Chuchaap Le Lene Ka!' I loved this line, and wanted to say this to all. This film is a nice work of cinema. Accept it without making any fuss.

Songs are created by various artists. You will be surprised to see Javed Akhtar's name in lyrics' credit. Because of his touch, the songs are absolutely fantastic. Also, like in ZNMD, he has written some poems as well for Murad. Loved that Mod Waali poetry. Doorie song starts like a strike in the heart. And Apna Time Aayega in the end makes the journey a worthy watch.

Based on the street rappers Divine and Naezy, this film talks about a lot of issues. It can be hard for those you are not youngsters. Celebrate the hip hop of India in theaters near you.