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Gully Boy first reactions are in: Ranveer Singh gives career best performance, Alia Bhatt is terrific

Soon after Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, viewers took to Twitter to talk about the film.

bollywood Updated: Feb 10, 2019 12:31 IST
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Hindustan Times
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, actor Ranveer Singh, director Zoya Akhtar and actor Alia Bhatt pose during a photocall for the film Gully Boy presented in the special gala section at the 69th Berlinale film festival.
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, actor Ranveer Singh, director Zoya Akhtar and actor Alia Bhatt pose during a photocall for the film Gully Boy presented in the special gala section at the 69th Berlinale film festival.(AFP)
         

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. Shortly afterwards, several people took to social media to express their reactions.

While everyone was unanimous in their praise, many called it Zoya’s best work till date. They also applauded Ranveer Singh, calling it the best performance of his career.

One Twitter user wrote, “Watched the world premier of #GullyBoy @berlinale . Intense movie, strong characters, emotional , focused direction, different narrative, superb direction, @RanveerOfficial intense role, gripping performance, @aliaa08 show stopper, #ZoyaAkhtar, brilliant, @ritesh_sid innovator.”

 

Calling it Zoya Akhtar’s best work, author Aseem Chhabra wrote on Twitter, “#GullyBoy is awesome, a great achievement for #ZoyaAkhtar. @RanveerOfficial gives his career best performance. Wonderful supporting cast. The music comes alive!”

 

Another viewer called the movie a ‘present’ and tweeted, “There are yearly 400 movies at the Berlinale. I choose every edition to see 30-35. I chose Gully Boy because it was from India and they are making great movies in the last years. I had no clue what the movie was about. What a present.”

Sharing the excitement from the world premiere of the film at the festival, a viewer tweeted, “#ApnaTimeAayega starts on screen and the audience matches the beats with their rhythmic applause #GullyBoyInBerlin #gullyboy - that says what this movie means to today’s generation”.

 

 

 

 

 

Gully Boy is the story of an aspiring rapper named Murad, played by Ranveer, who rises from the slums of Mumbai to make a mark for himself in the world of desi hip hop. Alia plays his fierce girlfriend in the film, which is set to release on February 14.

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First Published: Feb 10, 2019 09:34 IST