Five reasons to watch Gully Boy

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy is all set to release on February 14. The Zoya Akhtar directorial revolves around the underground hip hop scene in Mumbai.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh plays a street rapper from Mumbai and from what we can see in the trailer and the promotional clips, it looks like he has nailed the performance once again. Singh is fresh off the success of Simmba, and while the two films are poles apart, it just goes to show the versatility of the actor. Gully Boy also stars Alia Bhatt.
Supporting cast

Zoya Akhtar is known for casting impeccable supporting actors in her films. Even a big ensemble in Dil Dhadakne Do was so well cast that every character made an impression on the audience. From the trailer of Gully Boy, we have already been introduced to the characters of Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz and Kalki Koechlin, and so far, this looks like a great ensemble.
Zoya Akhtar

Akhtar has earlier made films like Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do. Gully Boy is her fourth film as a director. After Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do, Zoya was accused of making films on ‘rich people’s problems’, which is quite far from the truth. Her first film Luck By Chance was the story of an aspiring actor and her upcoming film Gully Boy is the story of a desi rapper from the streets who uses his poetry to become the voice of change.
The music

Bollywood music has been going through a bad phase for a few years now. With Gully Boy, Zoya and the music team of the film has unleashed a new sound in Bollywood. The 18-track album has a few hip hop tracks, but enough relief is provided in the form of some lighter tracks. Divine, Naezy, Dub Sharma, Spitfire and many other rappers have contributed to this album. Ankur Tewari has produced some tracks of the album.
The inspiration behind the story

Zoya Akhtar had earlier said that she got the idea of the film from the story of rappers Divine and Naezy, but the film is a fictional story and “not a biopic.” This is certainly a new story for Hindi cinema and the audience is keen to welcome new content on the silver screen.

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