Excited fans across the country have been counting down the hours to Thursday, 14 February - the official date of release for the Ranveer Singh-starrer Gully Boy.
Bollywood celebrities attended a special screening held on 13 February. Take a look at the pics below:
And after a special screening held at Yash Raj studios on Monday, 11 February, several of B-town’s seemed to have joined the fandom!
Tweeting out only praise for director Zoya Akhtar’s chronicling the life of Mumbai’s underground rap scene, these leading actors, directors, producers and musicians have all claimed to feature the movie, which also stars Alia Bhatt, in their “must-watch” and “highly-recommended” lists.
‘Superbly Directed Film’
Actor Rahul Bose, who co-starred with Ranveer Singh in Dil Dhadakne Do, called it a “superbly directed” film, and Ranveer’s “finest work”. He even lauded Alia for her “brilliant, achingly true performance”.
Watched #GullyBoy yesterday. It takes you into a world you know nothing about & makes you care for its people, their lives, their futures. What more can an audience ask for? Superbly directed, spot on performances, great emotional highs and lows. And banging rap - music & lyrics.— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) February 12, 2019
Few more words on #GullyBoy. @RanveerOfficial finest work yet. Contained yet free, nuanced yet explosive. @aliaa08 A brilliant, achingly true performance, your heart breaks. The rest of the cast were perfectly pitched. Take a bow @jayoza : brilliant camerawork in a complex film.— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) February 12, 2019
‘Each Scene is Magic Unfurling’
Manto actor Divya Dutta, after watching the movie, claimed that each of its scenes had “magic unfurling”.
She also had only the highest praises for the movie’s protagonist - Ranveer - who plays a character named ‘Naved’.
@RanveerOfficial and how good are you in #gullyboy???you are giving brilliance another definition!! So sweetly you asked me, are you proud of me?? Well , do you give a choice?? You are the best sweetheart!! Keep rocking!— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) February 11, 2019
Shankar Mahadevan, who along with Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa has composed the film’s music, also watched it for the first time on the screen on Monday. Sharing pictures with the cast and crew from the screening, Mahadevan called it a “masterpiece” by Zoya Akhtar and was “blown away” by Ranveer’s acting.
GULLY BOY !!! GULLY BOY !!! GULLY BOY !! What a masterpiece !! @ZoyaAkhtarOff it can be ONLY YOU ONLY YOU ONLY YOU !! @RanveerOfficial it can be ONLY YOU ONLY YOU ONLY YOU !!! Bllllllllownnnnnn away !! pic.twitter.com/a8NkAtNKbj— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) February 11, 2019
‘Ticks All the Boxes’
Meanwhile Atul Kasbekar, producer of Neerja, claimed that Gully Boy ticked all the right boxes and claimed that it was one of the ten best Hindi films which he had seen.
#GullyBoy is a cinematic masterpiece#ZoyaAkhtar is in my book the best director in the country right now— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) February 12, 2019
The film is a technical and emotional triumph
Have no words to describe the brilliance of @RanveerOfficial n @aliaa08
This is 1 of the 10 best Hindi films that I’ve seen
Rarely does a film tick literally all d boxes n #GullyBoy does that hands down— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) February 12, 2019
From the angst n ‘hard’ poetry of the lyrics to the excellent support cast
Fantastic camera work, crisp editing and brilliant music, #GullyBoy is a piece of cinematic art India should be proud of
With more premiers lined up before the official release, we can surely expect even more celebs to join the Gully Boy fandom in no time at all!
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