Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy is receiving praises from all quarters after its world premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.
Before the theatrical release of Gully Boy in India, the team held a curtain raiser for an international audience. From direction to performance, the audience apparently was left impressed by the film.
A few critics took to Twitter to share their initial reviews on Gully Boy. Check them out here:
Now that the embargo is over, I’ve been dying to say this for 3 days! #GullyBoy is awesome, a great achievement for #ZoyaAkhtar. @RanveerOfficial gives his career best performance. Wonderful supporting cast. The music comes alive! My review out tomorrow. #Berlinale @berlinale
— Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs) February 9, 2019
I feel like I am in Bombay – the audience is whistling and clapping at every beautiful moment etched forever in cinema. The world, get ready for #GullyBoy – presenting a new language in Hindi Cinema! – attending… https://t.co/QU69nhqupC
— Samir Bhamra (@phizzical) February 9, 2019
Watched the world premier of #GullyBoy @berlinale . Intense movie, strong characters, emotional , focused direction, different narrative, superb direction, @RanveerOfficial intense role, gripping performance, @aliaa08 show stopper, #ZoyaAkhtar, brilliant, @ritesh_sid innovator,
— Chaitanya Prasad (@Chatty111Prasad) February 10, 2019
Gully Boy is a story inspired by the life of slum rappers of Dharavi, particularly Divine and Naezy.
The film marks the first collaboration of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt on the big screen. It also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and Kalki Koechlin in pivotal roles.
Co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, Gully Boy will be released on 14 February in India.