Gully Boy elicits loud cheers at Berlinale
The sound of Apna time aayega reverberated at the Friedrichstadt-Palast as Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh rapped away, much to the delight of the packed audience, at the world premiere of the forthcoming film “Gully Boy” at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. “Packed house with the loudest, most passionate cheers. Berlinale gets a taste of the crazy Indian film fan at the world premiere of Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy,” tweeted Smriti Kiran, Creative Director, MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, who was present at the screening on Saturday night.
According to Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival, a regular at the Berlinale, Gully Boy elicited the “biggest cheers” he had heard in “20+ years” at the annual film jamboree.
Ranveer, known for his effervescence and exuberance, exhibited why he’s best tagged as Bollywood’s powerhouse of energy.
Initial reviews of the film, which is a rather unusual Valentine’s Day release, are positive.