It’s day four after the release of the ‘Gully Boy’ and the craze for the movie is not stopping but increasing day-by-day. Undoubtedly, the direction of Zoya Akhtar has impressed the audience with its easy-to-connect storyline, impactful rap numbers as well as performances.
Not only the film collected Rs 19.40 crore on its opening day but has also got good reviews from film critics plus the audience.
As we could see in the trailer announcement, the musical drama is based on the life of rappers Naezy and Divine. And, it has Ranveer Singh playing the character of underdog rapper Murad Sheikh and Alia playing the character of his love interest Safeena. The entire flick revolves around Murad (Ranveer) struggling off poverty and hindrances that come his way as he strives to be a popular rapper. However, the film shows how the lead actor is determined not to let his circumstances restrict his ambition.
What powers the movie most is an extraordinary performance from Ranveer Singh as Murad and the lyrics of each track which have as much emotion as the story and performances.
Many great people praised Ranveer Singh and among them, Will Smith, Grammy award-winning rap artist was also all praise for Ranveer's performance in the flick. He congratulated through a video dedicated to Ranveer and said,
"Yo, Ranveer! Congrats, man! I am loving what you are doing with Gully Boy. For me, old school hip-hop here, seeing hip-hop all over the world like that... I am loving it, man. Congrats, go get 'em,"https://twitter.com/RanveerSinghtbt/status/1096594729062539264
In response to that, Ranveer Singh wrote,
“Shoutout from the original rapper/actor - Big Willie! Respect.”And, he continued,
“Salaam bade bhai, boht hard.”On the third day of its release, the movie earned Rs 18.65 crore and took the total collection to Rs 51.15 crore.
Moreover, the film, which released in 3350 screens across the country, earned around Rs 21 crore on Sunday, the fourth day of release and took the total collection so far to around Rs 73.15 crore.
Regarding same, Taran Adarsh, Indian film critic, and film trade analyst tweeted,
“#GullyBoy is making the right noise #Overseas... USA+Canada: Crosses $ 1.5 mn [₹ 10.70 cr]. Few locations to be added. UAE+GCC: $ 894k [₹ 6.38 cr] UK: £ 181,307 [₹ 1.67 cr] Australia: A$ 320,435 [₹ 1.63 cr] NZ+Fiji: NZ$ 83,588 [₹ 40.94 lakhs] Note: Thu to Sat biz. @comScore”https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/1097058691386204161
No wonder, ‘Gully Boy’ is one of the best films of Zoya Akhtar. It ranks right up there with her extraordinary first film ‘Luck By Chance.’
Recently, Taran Adarsh tweeted for that,
“#GullyBoy benchmarks... Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 3 ₹ 75 cr: Will cross on Day 5 [Mon] Will cross *lifetime biz* of Zoya Akhtar’s #DilDhadakneDo [₹ 76.88 cr] on Day 5 and #ZindagiNaMilegiDobara [₹ 90.27 cr; Zoya’s highest grossing film] in Week 1 itself. India biz.”https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/1097400576168456192
Also, he tweeted,
“#GullyBoy has excellent *extended* weekend... Will cross ₹ 75 cr today [Mon]... Metros exceptional... Mumbai circuit terrific... Tier-2 cities pick up... Metros to trend strongly on weekdays... Thu 19.40 cr, Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 18.65 cr, Sun 21.30 cr. Total: ₹ 72.45 cr. India biz”https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/1097400292524453893
Produced by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby Productions, the film also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin, Amruta Subhash and Vijay Raaz in pivotal roles.
Must say, worth watching!