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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.


Zoya Akhtar
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay Varma ... Moeen Arif
Nakul Roshan Sahdev ... Salman
Ranveer Singh ... Murad Ahmed / Gully Boy
Vijay Raaz ... Aftab Shakir Ahmed
Jyoti Subhash ... Murad's Grandmother
Amruta Subhash ... Razia Ahmed
Svar Kamble Svar Kamble ... Suhail
Alia Bhatt ... Safeena Firdausi
Sheeba Chaddha ... Hamida
Rahil Gilani Rahil Gilani ... Rishi
Tina Bhatia Tina Bhatia ... Parveen (as Tina Bhatiya)
Rakesh Sharma Rakesh Sharma ... Tour Guide
Brian Nathan ... British Tourist
R. Bhakti Klein ... Tourist 1 (as Bhakti Klien)
Jan Graveson Jan Graveson ... Tourist 2

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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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Gully boy was sent as India's official entry to Oscars overriding many path breaking movies from Indian Regional Cinema and Gully boy was rejected in initial rounds from the Oscars list of best international Feature film See more »


Murad: My time will come.
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User Reviews

Good, but a bit overhyped
23 February 2019 | by Avanti16See all my reviews

Was happy to see a new style (rapper-based) movie being produced by Bollywood. I am not a fan of such music, but can always appreciate a movie. And, honestly, that was the good part of the movie. Then there are side stories which were more like the 60's style and dragged the movie down - making it boring at times. Alia and Siddhant were the best. Ranveer decent. The finale was a bit let down. Just too much of celebration which didn't emotionally connect with me. I was happy that it was finally over. Compare this movie to Dangal, Secret Superstar, Chak De India, etc. and you will see that it lacks life.

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14 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,045,068, 17 February 2019

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