The first footage of Zoya Akhtar's next directorial venture Gully Boy dropped today. The movie stars Ranveer Singh essaying the role of a rap star who rises from the streets of Mumbai. The footage is overpowered by a moving rap by the actor himself while the stunning visuals play on the screen. Certainly, the fans are stoked. This is one movie that will change the hip-hop scene in India. The Internet is not able to stop talking about it since the morning making the footage trend on top on Twitter and YouTube. Well, if you are also one of those who just can't get enough of Gully Boy, here is everything you should know before watching the full-fledged trailer that is due to come out on January 7.
Gully Boy also stars Alia Bhatt in lead role making his her first collaboration with Zoya and Ranveer, both. Kalki Koechlin stars in a supporting role in the film, having worked with Zoya in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara earlier. Gully Boy Trailer Announcement Out And Twitterati Is Claiming The Ranveer Singh Starrer To Have Eminem's 8 Mile Vibes.
Gully Boy is said to be based on the lives of real-life rap stars like Divine and Naezy. In an earlier interaction with the media, Divine has said, "I have no doubts that he [Ranveer] can effortlessly play my character in this film.”
Talking about Naezy, it is reported that he has collaborated with Gulzar for the lyrics of the songs in the film. Naezy rose to fame after he shot a self-made rap video on an iPad and landed a deal with Only Much Louder, apart from being a part of a centre of a documentary titled Bombay 70. The rap star first listened to a hip-hop song in his Kurla chawl when he was just 13-years-old.
Other singers who will be featured in the movie are D’EVIL, Nexus, Rahul Raahi, Emiway Bantai, D-cypher, BeatRAW and Big Sid. D-Cypher and BeatRAW will also be heard beatboxing in the movie.
Gully Boy will have its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival that will run from February 7 to 17, 2019.
Ranveer will be seen locking lips multiple times with Alia and Kalki in the movie. It is reported that there are three kissing scenes between Alia and Ranveer, while two are between Ranveer and Kalki.