Amazon Prime Video has premiered the biggest Bollywood hit of the year so far, ‘Gully Boy’ on its platform today.
The film, which received a standing ovation at the Berlin International Film Festival, is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar and directed by Zoya Akhtar. It features superstar Ranveer Singh as the titular character, Alia Bhatt as the bold and beautiful Safeena, and Amazon Prime Video’s very own ‘Inside Edge’ protégé, Siddhant Chaturvedi as Gully Boy’s mentor MC Sher. The film follows the inspiring story of Murad, a gully rapper, intent on making his dreams come true with the power of his spoken words.
Taking the nation by a storm with its gripping storyline and phenomenal acting, ‘Gully Boy’ had received commercial and critical success.
‘Gully Boy’ is a film about a 22 year old Muslim kid from a ghetto in Bombay. The boy is a rapper, and the story is his journey from realising his love for rap, to chasing his dream, and to inadvertently transcending his class. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets. It is the only true political space in music right now and it’s coming from people that have nothing to lose, the colonised poor.