2018 has been an eventful year for actor Ranveer Singh. After marrying love of his life Deepika Padukone, his movie Simmba is all set to enter the Rs 200 crore club of Bollywood. The Rohit Shetty-directed cop drama is also Ranveer Singh’s second most successful film, after Padmaavat. Simmba has also already crossed the lifetime business of Bajirao Mastani. And now in 2019, he is back to charm the audience once again. The first trailer of Zoya Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt is out.
The movie is loosely based on the life and struggles of rapper Vivian Fernandes aka Divine, who is known for songs like Meri Gully and Roots. Divine also collaborated with DJ Nucleya for Jungle Raja. If you remember, the rapper has also composed and sung the song Badla with Amit Trivedi for Irrfan Khan’s Blackmail.
Watch the trailer here:
To portray Divine as realistic as possible, Ranveer spent a lot of time with the rapper. Despite any formal training in rapping, the actor quickly learned the nuances of this particular form of singing.
Ranveer hopes that the film will take hip hop to each and every corner of India. The trailer of Gully Boy shows Ranveer Singh living in a poor locality and being repeatedly told that he could not rise above his economic and social status. However, he believed apna time aayega (my time will come).
The 2 minute 42 seconds long trailer shows Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt rebeling against everyone to achieve something concrete in their lives. The movie is all about everyday struggle and determination of the unseen talents.
And soon after the trailer was out, celebrities and general public alike were left awestruck and expected a lot from the movie. The trailer is breaking the internet and #GullyBoy, #GullyBoyTrailer and #ApnaTimeAayega are some of the trending hashtags on Twitter.
See how various people associated with Bollywood reacted:
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 9, 2019
And here comes #GullyBoy trailer announcement with #AsliHipHop… Trailer unveils on 9 Jan 2019… Stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt… Directed by Zoya Akhtar… Link: https://t.co/XtRcCGuKGs pic.twitter.com/15abaFeuPY
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 4, 2019
— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) January 9, 2019
#GullyBoyTrailer is SIMPLY OUTSTANDING !!! Congratulations in ADVANCE to @RanveerOfficial and @aliaa08 for the Super SUCCESS of #GullyBoy 🔥🔥🔥
One of the Best Trailers I saw in recent times… Dialogues are Whistle Worthy and Clap worthy !!!
— AAVISHKAR (@aavishhkar) January 9, 2019
Here is the reaction of public after watching the trailer:
I swear to GOD if Gully Boy is not as good as it is looking right now na
— Sonia Mariam Thomas (@SoKneeOh) January 9, 2019
— zara (@princessxbhatt) January 9, 2019
— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) January 9, 2019
— Jatin2001 (@Jatin202001) January 9, 2019
The Zoya Akhtar film will be released at Berlin festival this year. Gully Boy is all set to hit the screens on February 14, 2019 and its hard to wait for it.