The journey of Gully Boy

(Express Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Zoya Akhtar said Gully Boy is not a biopic of Divine and Naezy but a fictional story. They are so on point with everything. I’ll take them any day over an overused Raj-and-Raveena. The 18-track album was created by 54 musicians. During the trailer launch, Alia Bhatt shared, “I think it has been one of my best experiences. Siddhant Chaturvedi was applauded for his peformance as MC Sher. Siddhant’s performance as MC Sher was widely appreciated. Music
The music of Gully Boy was launched at a grand event. Announcement
Excel Entertainment announced Gully Boy with director Zoya Akhtar and lead actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. (Source: Ranveer Singh/Instagram)
Box office collection


Gully Boy earned Rs 140.25 crore during its lifetime run. There was some controversy as to how the makers were monetizing the concept of Azadi but Zoya Akhtar clarified that Azadi as a concept is bigger than everything and as far as their usage of the track was concerned, they modified the lyrics to suit the context. Trailer launch

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The grand trailer launch of Gully Boy was held in Mumbai amid much fanfare. The makers released the video of the audio launch on Amazon Prime Video under the title, Gully Boy: Live in Concert. I’d be so jealous. It was a crazy way.”
Critical reception
Gully Boy received a lot of critical appreciation. Ranveer Singh also took the stage and performed. Featuring artists like Divine, Spitfire, Dub Sharma, Kaam Bhaari, Ankur Tewari and Rishi Rich among many others, the album became quite popular. A concert was held in Mumbai where all the artistes who participated in the creation of the album performed. This year has been very special.”
Alia Bhatt played a medical student Gully Boy. (Express Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Gully Boy faced some controversy after the makers released the track “Azadi.” The track was originally composed by Dub Sharma after the JNU controversy back in 2016 with the words that were uttered by Kanhaiya Kumar during the protests. The film earned Rs 19.40 crore on its opening day and managed to earn Rs 72.45 crore during the opening weekend. (Express photo: Varinder Chawla)
The music of the film came as a breath of fresh air as it was unlike anything that the audience had heard before. Ranveer Singh, Zoya Akhtar and Alia Bhatt launched the trailer of upcoming film Gully Boy in Mumbai. The Indian Express’ critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 3.5 stars. The concert at the music launch of Gully Boy is available for viewers on Amazon Prime Video. The team shared their experience of making the film and spoke candidly about shooting in Dharavi. The underground hip-hop scene and the artists associated were quite pleased with the way Zoya Akhtar and her team had presented the music of the album. ‘Inka time aa gaya’. Rap along.”
The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival before the release. Teaser launch
The 90-second teaser video introduced the lead characters and also featured Ranveer Singh’s rap. 14th February 2019 #gullyboy #ZoyaAkhtar #TigerBaby
— Excel Entertainment (@excelmovies) February 10, 2018
The filming began in January 2018 as the cast members shared glimpses of their first day on social media. It is me! What the stars said about Gully Boy
Ranveer Singh said, “It was the most fulfilling journey for me. Ranveer also shared, “I swear, if there was any other actor in this teaser and it wasn’t me, I would have been burnt to a crisp. Gully Boy premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival on February 9. Interacting with them in the prep workshops, working on the dialogues and collaborating with them for the music of the film has been an experience of a lifetime.” His character in Gully Boy was inspired by the lives of rappers Divine and Naezy. Ranveer Singh plays Murad in Gully Boy. Since it was also producer Farhan Akhtar’s birthday, the team also cut a cake at the launch. Casting


The film starred Ranveer Singh as a rapper. The film is so raw, it comes from the stomach to the heart. “Meri Gully Mein”, “Azaadi”, “Doori” proved to be popular tracks from the album. The premiere was attended by Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Zoya Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani. More Explained

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The film’s actors also made a statement about being apolitical which did not go down well with viewers since the film’s core message was quite political in nature, in terms of the class structure. Working with Zoya and Excel, they are such a fantastic team. Advertising

Here’s a look at Gully Boy’s journey to the theaters. 0
Comment(s) It’s hip-hop. She wrote, “In today’s India, to bring a Murad and Safeena, their Muslim-ness a matter-of-fact statement, into centre-stage, to give traction to those who live on the wrong side of the tracks, is an act of bravery. It is Mumbai. Look at what has happened to Spitfire and Divine, they are such great artistes. Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and director Zoya Akhtar presented the trailer alongside co-producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The album highlighted the underground hip-hop scene in Mumbai and even though this was a mainstream Hindi film, the tracks were not Bollywood-ised in any way. (laughs) It is a very special time. The other significant roles were played by Alia Bhatt, Vijay Varma, Vijay Raaz, Kalki Koechlin, Amruta Subhash and Siddhant Chaturvedi.