Gully Boy Reviews by Critics: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy has terrific reviews from critics. The average rating is 3.87 with not a single negative or mixed review.
Avg Rating: 3.87/5
On the whole, GULLY BOY is a fun and moving entertainer that will surely resonate with the youth and multiplex-frequenting urban audiences. At the box office, the four day weekend will ensure that it emerges a profitable venture for its makers.
All said and done, Gully Boy is a once-in-a-blue-moon film! There rarely comes a film that perfects almost everything. This is an interpretation of emotions at its best. It’s not all about rap music, it’s about humanness and achieving your dreams. Don’t wait for the reviews, just go and experience it yourself.
With Murad, Ranveer Singh shows that he can tamp down on his characteristic boisterousness to create something of value, even though sometimes you can see the effort show. In today’s India, to bring a Murad and Safeena, their Muslim-ness a matter-of-fact statement, into centre-stage, to give traction to those who live on the wrong side of the tracks, is an act of bravery. ‘Inka time aa gaya’. Rap along.
Ranveer Singh embodies Murad, entirely drowning out his naturally flamboyant personality to play a shy, angry yet optimistic youth whose words have the ability to crush a harsh opponent in a way fists never can. For a film that is about protest music, the music of anger and rebellion, Gully Boy is surprisingly quiet. Its understatedness is one of multiple reasons why it is is also one of the best films to emerge from the Hindi cinemascape in recent times.
This film, as per its opening slate, is a "shout-out" to budding Mumbai stars Naezy (Naved Sheikh) and Divine (Vivian Fernandes). Their story, and of desi rap itself, is still unfolding, as we speak. When it's written in hindsight, I'm pretty sure, this film will be considered, the high-point, if not the turning point, for the genre, after all!
At one point, Safeena, desperate to cheer for Murad, shouts her encouragement mid-song while the rest of the crowd, aware of the style, knows when to applaud. Akhtar has done something special. Gully Boy starts with a scratch sound and ends with a cut to silence, and in between holds voices that cannot be unheard. Like Safeena, applaud whenever you’re ready. It’s time.
This is filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s most-assured and accomplished work. She delivers a simple message here – Every underdog can be a winner. And with a stroke of luck and a push from destiny, chasing the rainbow is truly possible.
Watch Gully Boy. It’s a winner. Ranveer ka time aa gaya!
Ranveer, literally makes you invest in Murad from the very beginning. You will be surprised to see his nuanced yet controlled performance. Go and watch Ranveer ‘Murad’ Singh give one of his best performances yet again with Alia standing tall. Because Ranveer and Alia ka ‘Time Aa Gaya’
Ranveer is quite terrific with both of his simmering intensity and bursting energy. Shedding his image of badass macho alpha hero, Ranveer is utterly believable as just another regular guy. At the end, Gully Boy is not perfect, but definitely it's own thing with some good moments. And when they're good, they're really good.
In an era of which Bollywood is increasingly passing off pulpy apologies for demagoguery for cinema, Gully Boy could have been a fitting riposte. It just doesn't go far enough to pose discomfiting questions in keeping with the art of the street rapper. But all said and done, Gully Boy can be whole-heartedly commended for its craft, fascinating characters and RANVEER SINGH. He absolutely kills the slow-burning rapper act. What's more, he does with a lot of energy to spare.
Gully Boy is Zoya’s best work till date and the reason is because the film is heavy on emotions and will appeal to anyone and everyone who wants to dream and believes in it. Gully Boy is definitely a landmark film that will shine bright on Ranveer and Alia’s eclectic resumes. This is also Zoya’s best work till date and a film that will resonate with anyone who believes in dreams and their manifestation.