Akhtar has co-opted the story of two Mumbai based MCs, Naezy and Divine, into a musical story portraying a struggle of an aspiring rapper and his surroundings that influence his journey. [citation needed], It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2019. [33] Anupama Chopra commented, "By the end, I was wiping tears and cheering furiously not just for Murad, but for each one of these characters to find happiness". [4] In September 2020, Vertical Entertainment and Paramount Pictures acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film. Based on Max Barry's novel. [12] American rapper Nas is an executive producer for the film. [27], Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost gave Gully Boy four stars out of five, writing, "Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are devastatingly good in Zoya Akhtar's ultimate anthem for the rebel". With Vijay Varma, Nakul Roshan Sahdev, Ranveer Singh, Vijay Raaz. [56], seventh-highest-grossing Hindi film of the year, 2019's ninth highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide, List of submissions to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film, List of Indian submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, "Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Zoya Akhtar take Gully Boy global. Directed by Nabil Elderkin. [2] Two new theatrical posters revealing looks of lead actors of the film unveiled for the public on 2 January 2019. The film grossed ₹165.58 crore in India and $9.6 million (₹72.58 crore) overseas, taking its worldwide gross to ₹238.16 crore ($33.81 million). Gully Boy opened with collection of ₹19.40 crore on its first day. While many thought that the film was a deserving winner, others were unhappy and even termed the awards as ‘SNUB FARE’, calling it a move to "justify sending it as a nomination for the Oscars". Ranveer Singh's career best performance, Alia Bhatt is terrific say critics and fans - Bollywood News", "Gully Boy movie reviews: Ranveer Singh's career best, Alia a firecracker, say Rajeev Masand & Anupama Chopra", "Gully Boy movie review: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt are devastatingly good in Zoya Akhtar's ultimate anthem for the rebel- Entertainment News, Firstpost", "Gully Boy movie review: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt raise the roof with a great musical. Murad shares an intimate moment with Sky, later lying to Safeena about it. [36] Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today rated it three stars out of five. Brad Feinstein, Tom Butterfield, Ben Pugh, Corey Smyth and Alex Georgiou will produce the film, while Joseph F. Ingrassia, Gabriela Revilla Lugo, Andy Brunskill, Kweku Mandela and Mattia Bogianchino will executive produce the film, under Feinstein’s Romulus Entertainment banner. Dissent finds a way — and a beat."[46]. Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband. [44] Jay Weissberg of Variety wrote, "Zoya Akhtar's most accomplished film to date is a mainstream rap musical about a Muslim guy from working-class Mumbai determined to break free from the strictures of expectation and class, all served up with generous helpings of deftly written hip-hop lyrics and a largely well-woven narrative" starring "Ranveer Singh in all his charms. A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. Berklee College student Shweta "Sky" Mehta (Kalki Koechlin), an evolving musician, reaches out to Murad and Sher after seeing the video, offering to collaborate on a new song. 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"[45] Raja Sen of NDTV gave the film 4 out of 5 stars and said, "Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, an underdog story shining a light on India’s incipient hip-hop subculture, is the first great Hindi film of 2019 and a rousing celebration of spunk. The wait for a film that tenderly recreates a musical subculture like gully rap instead of co-opting it, might still be slightly longer, but the wait for a perfect rap soundtrack is over. What's more, he does with a lot of energy to spare. I totally understand it, because that's the reference point and that's what they've seen so, that's the immediate reference point and people here just love to do that. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. As Aftab's violence towards him, his brother and his mother escalates, Murad decides to leave home with his mother and brother and work full-time for his uncle Ateeq Khan (Vijay Maurya). Wealthy Manhattan kids dealing with high school and the drama that comes with it. [34], Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV opined, "Gully Boy can be whole-heartedly commended for its craft, fascinating characters and Ranveer Singh.