One of 2019’s highly anticipated films, Gully Boy, is a day away from release and we had a chance to catch the film on Wednesday. While there’s much promotional hype around Ranveer’s rapping prowess, it’s the fine lines of the story that’s intriguing. The first half of the film is surely gripping. We’re introduced to Ranveer Singh’s character Murad, a young guy from Dharavi who’s looking to unchain the rapper in him. A boy wanting to raise his voice against social injustice, caste conflict and poverty. But his lower middle class family has neither any understanding nor any appreciation of his ambitions or skill.
Murad’s journey as the rapper begins during his stint as a driver for a rich family. It’s here that the concept of inequality strikes hard. And it’s here are the seeds of poetry and prose are birthed within him. As luck would have it, he comes in touch with Sher (played by Siddhant Chaturvedi) and his passion flourishes.
This is only the first half and we’re impressed by the immensely powerful screenplay. Needless to say, the film features a perfect Ranveer Singh, in his elements and an equally effective Alia Bhatt. Zoya Akhtar too is on point with the tight direction.
We look forward to more madness in the second half.