Gully Boy Movie Review: Ranveer Rocks, Say Critics

The first reviews of Gully Boy are out. The verdict is almost unanimous among leading critics
Gully Boy Movie Review: Ranveer Rocks, Say Critics
Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh is on a roll. He hasn’t had a flop in ages and his performances seem to get better with each movie. In 2018, he impressed one and all in the historical Padmaavat and the action drama Simmba, both of which were blockbusters. He seems to be continuing in the same vein in his upcoming release Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar. The Valentine’s Day release was screened at the Berlin Film Fest where it was watched by eager fans and some well-known critics. And the verdict is out – Ranveer Singh is outstanding and the film is fab.

Writing for Rediff.com, noted author and critic Aseem Chhabra writes, “The heart of Gully Boy is Ranveer Singh's intense although very quiet and internal performance -- his best in a short career that started with Band Baaja Baaraat (released in late 2010). The performance is peppered with moments of insecurity, innocence, honesty, and to be recognised for the talent that is about to explode within him.”

Giving his first impression of Gully Boy, critic Prathap Nair writes, “ It’s easy to say Ranveer Singh is a revelation but Gully Boy brings out the side of him that is quiet yet gutsy, responsible yet adventurous, morally upright yet considerate. With unkempt hair, unvarnished complexion and kajal in his eyes, he is utterly convincing as the soft-spoken Murad with fire in the belly.”

Writing for Filmcompanion.in, Baradwaj Rangan says, “If you’re looking for a good time, Gully Boy is everything you can ask for.”

Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin and Siddhanth Chaudhary has come in for praise too. The story revolves around Ranveer’s character who grows up in a slum in Mumbai but turns to rap to express his angst and overcome his circumstances.

Take a look at some of the tweets that have come up post its screening.

The film releases on Thursday February 13 in the UAE.

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