The Ranveer Singh-starrer ‘Gully Boy’ proved to be one of the most unique watches of 2019. Starring Alia Bhatt opposite Ranveer, the film unraveled the lives of street rappers, performing well in both foreign and domestic markets. With amazing direction, cinematography and a strong storyline, the Zoya Akhtar-helmed project was reported to be screened at international film festivals in South Korea and Melbourne. Staying true to its hype, the project won big at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) that took place in Seoul this week. It bagged the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award. And Zoya’s brother Farhan Akhtar felt the need to congratulate his sister on the gigantic win!
Tagging Zoya’s Instagram handle and posting a heart emoticon alongside it, Farhan congratulated the ‘Gully Boy’ cast and crew for their efforts. “@zoieakhtar. Congratulations to all members of the #GullyBoy cast and crew,” an excited brother wrote on the photo-sharing site. Yes, we feel your happiness buddy! The NETPAC Jury Committee comprised of the organisation’s members and film professionals, who selected the Best Asian Film from World Fantastic Blue section, which features relatively newer genres and varied stories of comedy, fantasy and drama.
‘Gully Boy’ will also be screened at the 2019 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in August. Zoya will also be having an elaborate conversation on Indian cinema with the audience on August 10. "It's always great to see Indian cinema travelling and transcending across borders. As a filmmaker, it's a very rewarding experience and more than that, it's extremely thrilling to see celebration of Indian films," the talented director said in an earlier statement. "I'm ecstatic to be invited and to be a part of IFFM 2019 in Melbourne which is a melting pot of cultures. There's a huge Indian community in Australia and I'm looking forward to take 'Gully Boy' to Australia for a special screening and extending a discussion on cinema with Australian audience," she concluded. The festival will run from August 8 to August 17.