Real is Rare, and Gully Boy is that marvel
Rare is the union of beauty and purity, and this movie has both. It has a beautiful soul and a pure heart. Each mount, each setting and each second of the film leaves you wonderstruck.
About passion, about life, about love, the movie has all three elements fused in a way that envelopes our thought and bathes us with inspiration and aliveness.
A do-what-you-love film done thoughtfully and realistically.
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The best part about the film is that it isn’t a film with hero-heroine, it is life with individuals
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Sometimes, this section feels like a formality. All we can say that the film is predictable because the genre is.
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Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
First things first, Gully Boy is exceptional.
It’s neither the story nor the script that makes it so; both story and script are mainstream. Passion gets a second seat because of family pressure, love gets bewildered, nothing seems right and then one fine, everything makes sense and fits in, hence APNA TIME AAYEGA. The fact of the matter is, that’s not just about films, that is LIFE.
What makes the film stand out is, the relatability, the connect, the realism, the treatment, the presentation, the execution. The locations. The actors. And above all, the dialogues and the lyrics.
The extent and the way with which one will relate to this movie is going to vary, as there are so many unhighlighted thoughts and messages the film sends out. The movie doesn’t try to fool you by just easily proving that passion brings success, it also narrates the sacrifices that come along with it.
Zoya and Reema Kagti’s screenplay has spirit, substance, soul and strength in every scene. Jay Oza’s camera work has push and energy in every frame. The characters have meaning and dynamism in their roles.
In the end, the film is loosely based on the life of street rappers Divine and Naezy, and it gave us goosebumps with its stimulating story.
Please read the above title as characters. There are no heroes in the film, the way the film starts off will be a proof of that. It doesn’t focus on Ranveer and Alia as the lead pair of the film, but the story is the leader here. It was time Ranveer did something other than period drama, we wanted him too, but we didn’t expect this from him, he is that amazing. He is beyond flawless, he is just too good, we don’t think the film would be anything equal had it not for him. Here, we would also like to mention the new hunk, MC Sher urf Siddhant Chaturvedi. It is because of him that the film becomes closer to reality. Is he a real rapper? Because he totally seemed one, yes, he is that good. In some frames, honestly, he even overpowered Ranveer’s presence. Way to go Shera!
Alia Bhatt as Safina was an altogether different treat to watch. Cute, naughty, high-spirited and nose-knows-anger kind of girl, there were some nuances in her character that only Alia was fit for or could have portrayed.
Kalki Koechlin looked fresh and convincing in her act. Vijay Raaz as Ranveer’s father was too good. A quite different role for the actor and we loved it. Vijay Varma as Ranveer’s friend with whom the film’s first scene opens with has a well-established role and acted nicely.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
What an album! We have been applauding Ranveer’s effort in singing most of the raps ever since the jukebox released. Then we were praising the music of the film, what an amazing and unusual collection. Now we want to applaud the makers for using just the best song portions in the film, that too only where needed, and not all 18 songs. Apna Time Aayega, a huge hit now, is one evergreen anthem trust us. Asli Hip Hop, Mere Gully Mein, Doori, and Azaadi are hugely popular and loved too.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
This film is an escapade, the number of times you see, the more different thoughts you will come out with. Because, once is not enough with this film!