AND THE TRAILER OF GULLY BOY JUST DROPPED IN! Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the movie revolves around the life and struggles of rapper Divine aka Vivian Fernandes and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy. The title of the movie has been inspired from his breakout song- Mere Gully Mein.
The trailer launch of the movie had been creating headlines for quite some time now. A few days ago, the makers introduced the concept of ‘asli (real) hip hop’ to their fans. Today, the trailer launch was attended by many Bollywood celebrities including director Zoya Akhtar, who also co-produces the film with Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
The trailer opens with two rappers having a face-off, and we’re introduced to Ranveer in his sleek look. Set in Dharavi in Mumbai, the two-minutes-and-forty-two-seconds trailer, will surely leave you wanting more. Ranveer essays the role of a driver’s son, who wants to rap. Alia, on the other hand, is seen wearing a hijaab for the first time in her career. The two will be sharing a romantic angle but that isn’t what the trailer is about.
The trailer reads, “His words will set him free.” Well, if you had a good look at the trailer then you know that there are no two ways about it. Over and over again, he is told that he won’t be able to rise above the economic and financial status but he always tells himself, “Apna Time Aaega (my time will come.)”
Also, Kalki Koechlin will be seen playing a very crucial character in the movie. After watching Simmba, Gully Boy will be a good time to re-ignite our love for Singh.
Talking about how Divine was approached by Zoya at one of his shows, he said, “Zoya introduced herself and asked me for my number. She wanted to meet and chat. When Zoya said she wanted to write a story about me and other Mumbai rappers, I couldn’t quite picture it."
Gully Boy is scheduled to hit the screens on Valentine's Day 2019!