The much-anticipated Bollywood venture 'Gully Boy' made its grand release on Thursday, February 14, 2019, and the rap drama is ruling the theaters ever since. While audience and critics have lauded the film in great words, joining the bandwagon was filmmaker Karan Johar who recently reviewed the film on social media and termed it as a 'masterpiece of modern times'.
The director-producer took to Instagram and penned a note praising the Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer. Karan who seemed to be overwhelmed with the firm identified it as 'a cult classic that has possibly the best ensemble of actors'.
In the post, he wrote, "When passion supersedes grass root realities...when dreams make you wake up to bigger dreams....when you wrap rap into a form of solid expression....when you tell a story that has all this and more....that’s when you have a film that you can assuredly call a MASTERPIECE of modern times! @zoieakhtar weaves a story of aspirations in the underbelly of Mumbai like a bonafide magician....she slowly reveals every trick in her genius bag and you walk away with a lump in your throat and a swag in your step! #apnatimeaayega becomes your life mantra and all you want to do is dance the dance of great Cinema! I have just witnessed a cult classic that has possibly the best ensemble of actors we have seen this decade... "
The filmmaker continued to hail the actors for their splendid performance in the rap-drama. He complimented Ranveer Singh's who aced the role of a street rapper in the venture for his versatility and convincing acting skills. Revealing that Ranveer's character has left him awestruck, Karan said, "@ranveersingh delivers the loudest quiet performance oscillating between silence and storm and you are left awestruck by his immense versatility and ability to sink his teeth into every single character....he makes you feel every beat of Murad’s beats! Outstanding!!"
Again, talking about actress Alia Bhatt who took up the role of the leading lady, Karan said, "What do I say about the girl wonder @aliaabhatt who explodes like a volcano every time she appears on screen! You wait for her and worry about her next move with joy and excitement! ! She is so so so brilliant! I think Safeena deserves a spin-off film of her own!"
Karan also congratulated actor Siddhant Chaturvedi for his smashing debut as MC Sher. Highlighting his 'pitch-perfect balancing arrogance and goodness' on-screen, the filmmaker said, "@siddhantchaturvedimakes a smashing debut as MC sher ! He is pitch-perfect balancing arrogance and goodness with the ease of a veteran! Every member of the ensemble is terrific! Congratulations to my friends @ritesh_sidand @faroutakhtar for producing this gem of a movie! And finally my dearest Zoya......you are my favourite filmmaker and I feel so proud that I can witness your genius unravel at close quarters!! Well done team #gullyboy the entire technical crew needs a standing ovation!!!! What a film!!!!!!👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻"
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Directed by Zoya Akhtar, 'Gully Boy' tells the story of an aspiring rapper who struggles his way up to success. Ranveer Singh aced the role of a street rapper in the venture and was praised widely for his newly-discovered rapping skills. Alia was seen in the role of his love interest in the film.
'Gully Boy' premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, February 9, and seems like not only Indian fans but the international audience is also impressed by the rap-drama. The initial reviews of the film gave a huge thumbs up to the upcoming venture and praised the actors for their extraordinary performance. While many on social media reviewed the film praising Ranveer for his versatility, a lot of them marked it as his career-best performance. It is co-produced by Zoya Akhtar's Tiger Baby and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment productions.
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