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Gully Boy (2019)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 14 February 2019 (USA)
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A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

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Zoya Akhtar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranveer Singh ... Murad Ahmed / Gully Boy
Alia Bhatt ... Safeena Firdausi
Siddhant Chaturvedi ... MC Sher
Vijay Raaz ... Aftab Shakir Ahmed
Amruta Subhash ... Razia Ahmed
Vijay Varma ... Moeen Arif
Kalki Koechlin ... Sky
Ikhlaque Khan Ikhlaque Khan ... Nasir
Sheeba Chaddha ... Hamida
Jyoti Subhash ... Murad's Grandmother
Rahul Piske Rahul Piske ... Chintoo
Nakul Sachdeva Nakul Sachdeva ... Salmaan
Shruti Chauhan Shruti Chauhan ... Maya
Aishwarya Desai ... Nikki Narain
Kubbra Sait ... Scarlet
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Storyline

"Gully Boy" is a film about a 22-year-old boy "Murad" from a ghetto in Mumbai, India. The son of a driver, his parents worked hard to get him educated so that he could have a white collar job. Meanwhile, Murad realizes his calling to be a rapper. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets. Art is a distant dream for the colonized poor of India and this story is about Murad's journey from realizing his love for rap and chasing his dream to inadvertently transcending his class. The film showcases street rap from the crevices of Mumbai's by lanes. The poetry is conscious of the city's socio-economic fabric and highlights the challenges faced by the disenfranchised youth in the minority population.

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Taglines:

Apna Time Aayega!

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

14 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gully Boy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,045,068, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$5,566,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,141,995
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color
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Trivia

It was originally rumored that Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan would make her debut with this film. However the rumors were rebuffed by Sara's mother, Amrita Singh. See more »

Quotes

Shakir: Who are you? What are you worth?
Murad: Someone else is going to tell me who I am!
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Referenced in Vikruthi (2019) See more »

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Masterpiece of indian cinema
15 February 2019 | by dimple-hiraniSee all my reviews

Was never a fan of rap or ranveer singh but this film has totally floored me. On the surface it seems like a rags to riches story but it's so much more. Truly poetry on celluloid. Ranveer does a Bhachan esk performance. It's all I'm his eyes. Just masterful acting cannot believe this is the same guy who played Khilji? ??


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