'Gully Boy', starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is one of Zoya Akhtar’s sturdier films. Zoya Akhtar’s new film Gully Boy is a story about a poor fellow from Dharavi whose visions are bigger than his reality.
The movie is slackly based on the lives of Naezy and Divine who made the excursion from rags to rap-stars. Like them, Murad, our protagonist, is determined not to let his conditions restrict his determination.
Gully Boy hints the story of Murad (Ranveer Singh), who emanates from the slums of Dharavi. He resolutely believes that you need to change your reality to match your dreams and not the other way round, like his father (Vijay Raaz) believers.
The movie has a love story that is very real and authentic. Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti nap an elusive love story, making sure we don't stray from Murad's journey. Ranveer and Alia's chemistry comes alive in the scenes like the recording of the song 'Doorie', his winning performance in the finale, the couple talking on the phone while he is below her house in true Romeo style or they stealing glances at railway stations and bus stops.
Also, the movie highlights the self-discovery journey of Murad as he becomes 'Gully Boy'. Ranveer Singh portrays the artist with all uprightness through his rap, body language, attitude, and expressions. Murad is immobilized when his father gets a younger wife in their barely adequate, already congested home or when he has to take up driving because his father ends up fracturing his leg. Despite the odds, Gully Boy is the story of an underdog with an opinion to chase his desire and who dares to dream.
It is definitely a must watch movie.