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Gully Boy (2019) GULLY BOY is the story of a timid slum dweller whose life changes thanks to his talent. Murad (Ranveer Singh) is a college student who lives in a slum in Mumbai’s Dharavi. He’s in a relationship with the fiery Safeena (Alia Bhatt), a medical student who comes from an orthodox upper caste Muslim family. There’s tension in Murad’s house as his father Shakir (Vijay Raaz) gets a second wife, much to the dismay of his mother Razia (Amruta Subhash). Meanwhile, one day an upcoming rapper MC Sher (Siddhant Chaturvedi) performs in Murad's college and he gets floored. After all, he’s always been interested in rapping. MC Sher one day asks aspiring performers to meet him and Murad jumps at this opportunity. MC Sher takes a liking for Murad and motivates him to rap publicly. Murad is hesitant at first but he performs for the crowd who give him thumbs up. MC Sher even gets him to shoot a video which becomes very popular. However, Murad is not able to pursue his passion full time. He is compelled to step into his father’s shoes and become a chauffeur after the latter fractures his leg. He also has a complex on account of his social status. What happens next forms the rest of the film..
Filmibeat.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

'Kaun Bola, Mujhse Na Ho Payega?' For those who fear to pursue their dreams, Ranveer Singh & Co. in Gully Boy are an inspiration to make their hearts whisper, 'Apna time aayenga!.

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Indianexpress.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

My minor quibble with this film is in the ways Akhtar plays safe: the father who is so against his son coming improbably around feels like squaring the circle to keep us happy. Some of the predictable arcs, are, well, predictable..

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Koimoi.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  4.5/5

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.

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Indiatoday.in  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt is the big Bollywood release today. Ranveer and Alia put up compelling performances but the Zoya Akhtar-directed film offers only an outside view of the Mumbai slum-life, says our review..

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Mid-day.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

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 f.

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Rediff.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

Good art takes us to places that we rarely get a chance to experience. In the nearly two-and-a-half hours long Gully Boy, Akhtar grabs our hand and walks us through a world that few of us know, even though it exists in Mumbai and other parts of India. .

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Filmfare.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

Bollywood music holds sway over Indian listeners and this film ironically may help bring to mainstream the underground rap music flourishing currently. Watch the film for it's music, as well as some superlative acting by the entire cast..

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Bollywoodlife.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  5/5

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..

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Bollywoodhungama.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

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.

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Ndtv.com  (Feb 14, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

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. Bu.

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