Critics Review


Zoya Akthar Achieves An Outright Stunner With A Super Prodigious Ensemble!

Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy' is a dazing celebration of craft and content! Ranveer Singh delivers a performance that screams from the hill top that he is quite a phenomenal star actor that the nation has seen in a long while!(more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, MovieCrow


An entertaining and engaging look at the world of Indian rappers.

The movie is inspired by the lives of rappers Naezy and Divine, and these Indian artistes, along with a whole host of their contemporaries, have scored a super soundtrack for the film. There's a reason the film feels legit and that's down to the fact that real rap artistes worked on this film. The treatment and the visual finesse of the film are at par with anything you've seen from Hollywood or anywhere around the world. The rap battles shown in the film are riveting and an inspired piece of writing. The problem with the film though is it's length, which stretches to two-and-a-half hours, but the emotional deftness and clap-worth dialogues add the right amount of gusto and keep you totally engaged. This is a film that deserves an encore. And in true rap style, let's just say� yeh Gully Boy hard hai bhai!(more)

Source: Rachit Gupta, Times Of India


Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt raise the roof with a great musical

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.(more)

Source: Raja Sen., Hindustan Times


Ranveer Singh Kills It, Supported By Feisty Alia Bhatt

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.(more)

Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies


This is a film to enjoy

Ranveer Singh brings a restrained swagger to Murad: there is a gentleness to his anger. His Murad shows that Singh can tamp down on his characteristic boisterousness to create something of value, even though sometimes you can see the effort show.(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express


You'll cry for Ranveer

Gully Boy doesn't make a big deal of its milieu's predominantly Muslim identity. Murad offers namaz in a mosque, Safeena duly wears her hijab, polygamy exists but nothing is played up for effect or turned into a melodramatic tussle.(more)

Source: Sukanya Verma.,


A feel-good movie for the underdog in each of us

Gully Boy is a classic, empathetic underdog story with a crowd pleasing, feel-good finale about turning your imperfect reality into a long-cherished and impossible fantasy. Awaaz uthaneka (raise your voice), says its protagonist and we listen. After all, there is an underdog of some sort in each one of us.(more)

Source: NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu


Every Frame Breathes Life Into Our Souls!

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.(more)

Source: Umesh Punwani, Koimoi


Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt elevate Zoya Akhtar's nuanced drama

Gully Boy is not perfect, but definitely it's own thing with some good moments. And when they're good, they're really good.(more)

Source: MAYUR SANAP, Deccan Chronicle


A Superb Love Letter To The Spirit of Mumbai

Zoya's superpower is her attention to detail and her ability to compress an abundance of information into each scene. So when Murad uses the bathroom in a posh flat, he makes sure to fold the towels back exactly how he found them so he doesn't disrupt the expensive perfection. And the first time we see him and his girlfriend Safeena together on a local bus, they don't exchange a word. Instead they go through a series of motions that establish the comfort of their relationship and the long years they've spent together.(more)

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GULLY BOY is a fun and moving entertainer that will surely resonate with the youth and multiplex-frequenting urban audiences.

GULLY BOY is not the usual entertainer and this becomes evident in the first scene itself. However, the goings on are very interesting and suck you into the world of these characters. The entry of Safeena adds to the fun and the sequence where she assaults Albina, a girl who shows interest in Murad, will bring the house down. Murad's struggles and his bond with MC Sher is also well depicted. A few scenes are exceptionally directed like Murad's first performance. Another scene that stands out in the first half is when Murad gets the idea of the song 'Doori' in the car. Post interval, the interest dips a bit. The film gets stretched and also has far too many sub plots. The climax thankfully is when the film picks up beautifully. The film ends on a high.(more)

Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama