Gully Boy: The Rap- Drama About To Reach 100 Crore Club, Earns ₹95.25 In First Week

Zoya Akhtar’s ongoing box office hit, Gully Boy is up for setting the 100 crore club mark in a week of its release. The film made a collection of ₹6.05 crores on the seventh day, making its aggregate total to ₹95.25 crore. 

The film based on the underground rap culture of Mumbai has put up consistently well at the box office from the very first day. 

Starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz and Vijay Verma, Gully Boy has performed remarkably well in metropolitan circuits, trade analysts have pointed out. It is being conjectured that if it continues its pace, Gully Boy will enter the Rs 100 crore club on day 8.

The film garnered rave reviews for its depiction of a Muslim rapper (played by Singh) who faces immense class struggle while looking for the right opportunity to propel his musical career. It is loosely based on the lives of rappers DIVINE and Naezy. The film has also become Singh’s second biggest opener with Simmba ranking first with 20.73 crore. Meanwhile, Uri: The Surgical Strike is still earning big bucks at the box office, even on the sixth week of its release. The film amassed Rs 229.77 crore on Wednesday, and is expected to cross Rs 230 crores at the domestic box office by Thursday.

Vijay Raaz, Ranveer Singh’s Reel Father In Gully Boy Says Box Office Numbers Don’t Affect Him

Vijay Raaz, the actor who played Ranveer Singh’s father in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy said that he had long known the filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, since his first movie. 

“I have known Zoya for long. She was assisting in my first film Bhopal Express. We had met in 1998. She called me (for Gully Boy) and it was a nice feeling to be associated with her after so long,” he said. 

On his role in the film, he said, “It is never about playing a father to someone or a son.  All that matters is your character and how relevant it is,” adding that he had a good time working with Singh and the other actors.

“It was nice working with Ranveer and this goes for all the others in the cast. We all are actors and we all know our work. Everyone is working according to their talent. I really like Ranveer as an actor and he is doing well in his career. He knows his craft and he knows what he has come to do,” he said.

However, Raaz says he doesn’t concern himself with any of his films’ box office performances. “I am not someone who is connected to this particular area from the start. I have not seen many of my own films. I do my work and then I start focussing on other things in my life. I don’t get affected if the film is getting hit or not. I don’t understand the terminologies. I am happy that the film did well and would want it to do better. Rest, box office numbers don’t affect me,” he said.

Though he has been acting for 20 years now, Raaz says he still doesn’t quite know how he ended up being here. “I don’t know what I am here for and why did I join acting. I still don’t know what my aim is in my life. I just entered the industry and I started enjoying my craft. For me, enjoying what I do is important and it gives me peace. I never had this in me that I have to become big as I have never seen things that way. I have never had any aim in my life. I live in present,” he said.

Gully Boy Day 1 Collection Touches ₹19.40 Crores

Gully Boy makes it huge on the first day at box office after popularly being talked about since its trailer was out. 

Zoya Akhtar’s directorial makes a total of ₹19.40 crores on day one box office collection. 

Starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Siddhant Chaturvedi, Gully Boy is the story of a rapper from the streets of Mumbai who dreams of making it big in the world of music. In the film, Ranveer and Siddhant play budding street rappers Murad and MC Sher from the slums of Mumbai, while Alia essays the role of Safeena, an aspiring medical student in love with Murad.

Ranveer’s previous release Simmba recorded an opening of around Rs 20 crore. It even managed to beat the opening collections of Ranveer’s Padmaavat by around Rs 2.50 crore and became the highest opener of his career.

Tweeting the box office figures, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#GullyBoy is Ranveer Singh’s second biggest opener… Lower than #Simmba… Higher than #Padmaavat… Opening Day: #Simmba ₹ 20.72 cr, #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu; revised], #Padmaavat ₹ 19 cr [Thu], #Gunday ₹ 16.12 cr and #GoliyonKiRaasleelaRamLeela ₹ 16 cr

India biz.” (sic)

Gully Boy Reviews, Read What International Media Has To Say About The Duo Stars

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy recntly had its world premier held at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. Zoya Akhtar’s this movie saw a huge amount of audience in the auditorium with a sound applause from media all over the world. 

Jay Weissberg of Variety said that the chemistry between Ranveer and Alia was one of the “joys” of Gully Boy. “Her ironic smile meets his open-faced grin and the screen lights up,” he wrote.

“A Bollywood movie about a rapper from the slums may sound derivative, but what does that matter when Gully Boy revels in high-wattage screen chemistry and an inclusive social message, all served up in a slickly enjoyable production showcasing Ranveer Singh’s many charms? 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 that’s so likable one can almost forgive how the script barely bothers to resolve an important plot element,” the review read.

Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave it 3 out of 5 stars and said that “there is storytelling gusto and fun in this Mumbai-set romantic drama teetering cheerfully on the edge of camp”. In his review, he wrote, “In the end, Gully Boy runs on very traditional lines, and maybe comes too close to cliche, but is always engagingly dead set on entertainment.”

Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter wrote in her review, “Zoya Akhtar (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) directs with flair and passion and, aided by explosive performances from a right-on cast, triumphs over the familiarity of the star-is-born storyline. Her main asset is Ranveer Singh, who broke into Bollywood with the rom com Band Baajat Baaraat and who here shows a pleasingly full emotional range that extends to drama and hip hop. With his hair combed over his eyes and noticeably muscle-bound, he is heroic but mild-mannered, rarely exceeding the sphere of believability. Lending strong backup are Alia Bhatt (Raazi) as his volatile love interest Safeena and Siddhant Chaturvedi in the role of his rap guru and pal Sher.”

Gully Boy is about Murad (Ranveer), a rapper from the slums of Mumbai, who wants to rise above his socio-economic status to become a star. Despite being discouraged over and over again, he manages to take the underground rap scene by storm. The film is inspired by the life of underground rappers Divine and Naezy.

Produced by Tiger Baby Productions and Excel Entertainment, Gully Boy also features Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz, Amruta Subhash and Siddhant Chaturvedi in pivotal roles. The film is scheduled to open in theatres on February. 

Gully Boy Stars Ranveer Singh & Alia Bhatt Head To The Berlin Film Festival

After having a bang- on Bollywood year 2018, actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are all set for their first- ever collaboration. The duo are currently busy promoting their upcoming Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. The story revolves around the lives of rappers Divine and Naezy. 

Interestingly, the upcoming musical drama will soon have a special screening at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and recently Ranveer and Alia were seen jetting off for the same.

During their recent spotting, both Ranveer and Alia were seen channelling their inner rappers. While the Simmba star was seen donning red coloured joggers and a red hoodie jacket along with white sneakers and funky sunnies, the 25-year-old actress looked chic in a black crop jacket which she teamed up with black baggy pants.

Gully Boy Up Next, Alia Bhatt Turns Into The Brightest Shining Star Of The Fashion World

The actor might be one of the youngest leading ones of the present day Bollywood but she definitely has made a special place for herself in the hearts of public and the hits lists of the box office.  Her coming up film Gully Boy with co- star Ranveer Singh has already created a buzz in the town. It seems the fans are eagerly waiting for the film to release. 

But almost two weeks ahead of the film’s release, Alia has turned into the brightest shining star of the fashion world with her latest sartorial choice. The actor, who is busy with the promotion of Gully Boy  with Ranveer, had to appear on The Kapil Sharma Show tonight. Alia decided to sport a sequin cropped jacket paired with matching pants with sheer grace and elan.

She was styled by Garima Garg while her makeup was done by Puneet B Saini. The actor opted for minimalist makeup and kept her tresses open. She struck just the right poses for the camera and well, Alia’s fashion choice definitely deserves a thumbs up from the fashion connoisseurs across the country.

If her outfits are class and her photos a treat for sore eyes, so are Alia’s captions. While she captioned one of the photos as “palat”, she borrowed Coldplay’s much-loved song “Up & Up” as the caption for the other!

Post Gully Boy, Alia Bhatt will star in Kalank co-starring Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur. She will then feature in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra alongside her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. Alia also has Karan Johar’s multi-starrer Takht alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in key roles.