Ranveer Singh’s star is on the rise; after the success of Simmba, he is back with Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy the trailer of which has created a storm since its release on Wednesday. Inspired by the life of underground rappers from Mumbai Divine aka Vivian Fernandes and Naezy aka Naved Shaikh and their journey from nothing to stardom, this film covers it all.
With Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh returns to the non-action genre where he is most comfortable; be it Band Baaja Baaraat or Dil Dhadakne Do, Ranveer’s best has been roles where he isn’t loud but subtle, hyper but romantic and angry but not violent. Gully Boy is also one such film where he plays an emerging rapper who makes it to the top despite opposition from his home, mainly his father played by Vijay Raaz. He is fantastic as a rapper and can be seen as an Angry Young Man who wants to make it big but on his own terms.
While Ranveer plays a struggling rapper, it is Alia Bhatt as the young Muslim girl from his neighbourhood who strikes as a firecracker; she may be seen as reserved in the trailer due to her headscarf, but words come out from her mouth like bullets. Kalki Koechlin, on the other hand, portrays a rich carefree brat and even though we don’t see her much in the trailer, she is likely to play an important role in the film. The film comes from the makers of Dil Chahta Hai,Rock On, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and would be releasing this Valentine’s Day, and we can’t wait any further.
Although Divine taught Ranveer how to rap for the film, the director Zoya Akhtar claims the film is not a biopic but an inspiration. It is her comeback film, the first since Dil Dhadakne Do in 2015 and one hopes that it will do well in the cinemas as her previous films. For the first time, the audience will see Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt together and their crackling chemistry in the trailer is enough to make them understand that the film will be high-voltage, high-octane and better than any they have seen recently.
What a trailer!!!! What a vibe!!!! W(Raps) you into its world and you watch it with RAPt attention! Congratulations to EXCEL, Ritesh, Farhan, Ranveer, Alia and ZOYA!!! For this new energy film!!! This is a WINNER!!! https://t.co/ZqEGM7K4Q1