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Gully Boy: 5 reasons you should watch Ranveer Singh – Alia Bhatt’s film right away

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy is a masterpiece and here is why you should watch it immediately!

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In Gully Boy, everything in the film happens parallel to the railway tracks that you pass every day. This is the world you are familiar with or at least know about. Director Zoya Akhtar has successfully done away with the tag of only making films around the rich, and made a never-to-fade mark with Gully Boy. RAP – or Rhythm & Poetry, is a point and pace that the film completely obeys. It happens very rarely that a film is larger than it appears, and you are fascinated by the world that the makers have created for you. We give you five reasons to dress up right away and rush to the nearest theatres to watch Gully Boy.

Acting:  Ranveer, in his last outings Simmba and Padmaavat, was loud, active, and always dance-ready. Zoya’s Ranveer is a complete opposite. Ranveer as Murad is patient, has thehrav on his face. He lets his eyes do the talking. Even when he breaks into dancing and singing, it’s in Murad’s style, not Ranveer’s. And Alia Bhatt is a revelation – Safeena is a girl who tries to live life on her own terms without her parents knowing about it. She loves Murad to the extent where she can even kill for him, without a second thought. Alia Bhatt plays the role with finesse. If Ranveer brings the patience, Alia drops the punk, and balances everything. Special mention for Siddhant Chaturvedi who plays MC Sher. He is lit!

Cinematography:  Some things are best unpolished. This film is an example. The tone isn’t polished, it’s raw and fresh. It lets you into its world. Drone shots by cinematographer Jay Oza of the Bombay 70 landscape blow life into it. Raps are fast but the cinematography is slow and steady, the camera takes its own time to move and absorbs you to an extent where you feel part of the experience. Yes, Ranveer does break the fourth wall once for a song sequence, but doesn’t break the link which is commendable.

Screenplay and Writing: The film talks about someone striving to achieve a dream, and struggling for it, but he isn’t leaving everything behind. Murad and Safeena, both don’t leave academics, they appear for exams and do well, unlike other films where protagonists generally leave everything behind in their struggle. Zoya in her last two ventures (Lust Stories, Gully Boy) has cracked a code via which she makes silences speak. No dialogues, just the eyes… goose flesh! It doesn’t start by setting base, it begins assuming you know what you have signed up for and it is well executed this time. Zoya and Reema Kagti shape the story in a way that you step into Murad’s shoes, you are him and live his moments. Writer Vijay Maurya, who also plays Murad’s uncle in the film, has penned downright authentic dialogues for this script. The dialogues ARE the language of the film.

Songs: The lyrics of the first song said Asli Hip-Hop Se Milaye Hindustan ko, and it does. The music album already has a separate fan-base. No obvious agenda of making a bold commentary on society, its taboos or current state, it’s just telling a story, and 54 musicians coming together makes it is worthwhile. Javed Akhtar’s soothing poetry and the beats and commentary from the ensemble rappers are a treat to our senses. Well written lyrics blended with right beats are on loop.

Scenes and Detailing: Did you really think Zoya wouldn’t sprinkle her magic here? She does, and how! A scene has Sky (Kalki Koechlin), Murad and a group of friends drawing graffiti on the walls and writing honest messages on posters and hoardings. It’s Zoya taking the world and paint it red. A moving effect was Murad travelling in local trains looking at people doing their monotonous jobs with dead faces, and himself turning into one while a poem plays in the background. Murad measuring the size of Sky’s bathroom and comparing it to his house, was a clever take, and so real. The detailing is on point at all times. Be it Ranveer’s body with no abs, and displaying hairy armpits, or Alia’s clothes being as simple as the story merited. Set in the slums, and shot in real slums and not made-up sets, enhances the authenticity.

Watching Gully Boy is a must for the Asli hip-hop, and for an Indian filmmaker taking the notch a few levels higher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Uri, Total Dhamaal, Kesari – which is the highest grossing movie of the first quarter of 2019?

Uri: The Surgical Strike, Total Dhamaal, Kesari – check out the top 3 highest grossing movies of the first quarter of 2019

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Bollywood has had a fantastic first quarter of 2019. We revealed to you how the Hindi film industry has raked in a massive amount at the box office in the first three months. In fact, it was also one of the best starts it has witnessed to a year. But who were the highest grossing actors and actresses? Which were the top grossing movies? To know that and more, we analysed the box office collections of each film. And we come to know that Uri: The Surgical Strike, Total Dhamaal and Kesari are the top 3 highest grossing movies of the first quarter of 2019. But which one bags the top spot?

Well, it is none other than Uri: The Surgical Strike. Vicky Kaushal’s movie, even though it did not release on a holiday or festival, went on for several weeks. The content was such that it raked in a massive amount at the box office and grabbed the number one position. Second on our list is Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn’s Total Dhamaal, which performed very well at the ticket window. And completing the top 3 is Akshay Kumar – Parineeti Chopra’s Kesari. Check out our table right here for more information about the collections. Also, share with us your thoughts about it in the comments section below!

Top 3 highest grossing movies of the first quarter of 2019:

Sr NoMovieCollection (in Rs crore)
1Uri: The Surgical Strike250
2Total Dhamaal155
3Kesari145

Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor), while commenting about the first quarter of 2019, mentioned, “It has been a very good quarter with a lot of blockbusters. Uri: The Surgical Strike did incredible business, becoming one of the top 10 all-time highest grosser of Hindi Cinema. We also had Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kesari, Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal, all of which did Rs 100 crore plus business. With as many films doing so well in the quarter, I feel it is absolutely incredible.” Well, we are sure the second quarter will leave us surprised too! Meanwhile, for the amount of money riding on films and the predictions for the second quarter of 2019, click on the given links.

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Vicky Kaushal, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor – who is the highest grossing actor of the first quarter of 2019?

Vicky Kaushal, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapor – meet the top 3 highest grossing actors of the first quarter of 2019

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After a fantastic start to 2019 with Uri: The Surgical Strike, the Hindi film industry capitalised and raked in nearly Rs 1000 crore in the first quarter. With that, it got one of the best starts to the year. But which was the highest grossing film? And who were the top grossing actors and actresses? Well, we have listed down all the details and here’s our list of top 3 highest grossing actors from the first quarter of 2019. Well, Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Ajay Devgn make it to our list. But who is the highest grossing actor in the first quarter of 2019?

Well, it is none other than Vicky Kaushal. Yes, Uri: The Surgical Strike had a marvellous run at the box office, raking in a massive amount. This made him bag the numero uno position amongst the actors. Next up is Anil Kapoor, who had two releases – Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga and Total Dhamaal. Both of them performed well and helped him grab the second spot. The third spot and final place is taken by Ajay Devgn. He had only one release – Total Dhamaal, which was a revelation at the box office. Check out our table below and share your thoughts in the comments section!

Top 3 highest grossing actors of the first quarter of 2019:

Sr NoActorMovieCollection (in Rs crore)
1Vicky KaushalUri: The Surgical Strike250
2Anil KapoorELKDTAL + Total Dhamaal175
3Ajay DevgnTotal Dhamaal155

Talking about 2019’s first quarter, Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) exclusively told us, “Uri: The Surgical Strike did incredible business, becoming one of the top 10 all-time highest grosser of Hindi Cinema, which is terrific. We also had Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kesari, Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal, all of which did Rs 100 crore plus business. With as many films doing so well in the quarter, I feel it is absolutely incredible.” We can just wonder what surprise the second quarter throws at us! In the meantime, for the amount of money riding on films and the predictions for the second quarter of 2019, click on the given links!

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Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Parineeti Chopra – who is the highest grossing actress of the first quarter of 2019?

Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra – meet the top 3 highest grossing actresses of the first quarter of 2019

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2019 has been a fantastic year for Bollywood. We revealed to you how the first quarter has brought in nearly Rs 1000 crore into the Hindi film industry. This is a massive start for the movies, but which movie managed to stand out? And who were the top grossing actors and actresses? Well, we compiled a list for you that would probably answer all your queries. We bring to you, the list of the top 3 highest grossing actresses in the first quarter of 2019. Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Parineeti Chopra made it to the list. Surprising, isn’t it? But wait till you see who topped it!

It is not Parineeti or Alia, but Madhuri Dixit who is the highest-grossing actress in 2019’s first quarter. Yes, she was the leading lady in Total Dhamaal, which had a magical run at the box office. Parineeti Chopra with Kesari comes in second, while Alia comes in third with Gully Boy as her only release. We are sure the whole list might change in the second quarter, but for now, it is Madhuri Dixit-Nene who is reigning supreme at the box office. Check out the table below for more information. Also, share with us your thoughts about it in the comments section below!

Top 3 highest grossing actresses of the first quarter of 2019:

Sr NoActressMovieCollection (in Rs crore)
1Madhuri DixitTotal Dhamaal155
2Parineeti ChopraKesari145
3Alia BhattGully Boy140

Talking about the quarter, Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) had exclusively told us, “It has been a very good quarter with a lot of blockbusters. We had Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kesari, Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal, all of which did Rs 100 crore plus business. With as many films doing so well in the quarter, I feel it is absolutely incredible.” Well, we wonder what the second quarter has in store for us! For the amount of money riding on films and the predictions for the second quarter of 2019, click on the given links.

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