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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 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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"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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Apna Time Aayega!

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Trivia

During a promotional event Ranveer Singh jumped on a huge crowd a stunt which usually real life rappers do.But this stunt injured many of his fans.Few days later Ranveer Singh apologized on Twitter for his mistake. See more »

Quotes

Murad: My time will come.
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Connections

Featured in 65th Filmfare Awards (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Apna Time Aayega
Written by Divine and Ankur Tewari
Performed by Ranveer Singh
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The Perfect Underdog Story
14 February 2019 | by dwijkulkarniSee all my reviews

A story which justifies the hype it created before even releasing. There's alot to the other than just big names. The contribution of Zoya Akhtar's whole team is brilliant and is visible throughout. The film has a gripping narrative. It has a lot of parallel stories which are quite clear due to Zoya's brilliant directing. Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt have delivered great performances which were expected. Siddhant Chaturvedi is also a delight to watch. The authenticity of the film if commendable.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

14 February 2019 (USA) 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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