Read the Gully Boy Movie Reviews Starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin.
Gully Boy Reviews
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Bollywood Hindi Movie Gully Boy Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writer: Vijay Maurya, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 14 February, 2019

Raja Sen | Hindustan Times: 4/5
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy, an underdog story shining a light on India’s incipient hip-hop subculture, is the first great Hindi film of 2019 and a rousing celebration of spunk ... Full Review

Rachit Gupta | Times of India: 4/5
The problem with the film though is it’s length, which stretches to two-and-a-half hours, but the emotional deftness and clap-worth dialogues add the right amount of gusto and keep you totally engaged. This is a film that deserves an encore ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3.5/5
This is a film to enjoy. With Murad, Ranveer Singh shows that he can tamp down on his characteristic boisterousness to create something of value, even though sometimes you can see the effort show ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | News18: 4/5
An Extraordinary Performance from Ranveer Singh ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5
Potentially hard-hitting tale that turns into star vehicle for Ranveer Singh to revel in, well supported by Alia Bhatt ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3.5/5
GULLY BOY is a fun and moving entertainer that will surely resonate with the youth and multiplex-frequenting urban audiences ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 4.5/5
Every Frame Breathes Life Into Our Souls! Gully Boy is a once-in-a-blue-moon film! There rarely comes a film that perfects almost everything ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 4/5
You'll cry for Ranveer. Gully Boy is a glorious blend of hip-hop and assured film-making ... Full Review

Meena Iyer | DNAIndia: 4/5
Gully Boy bears a slight resemblance to Eminem's 8 Mile (2002), but it's very much a Mumbai story, inspired by the city's artists, Naezy and Divine ... Full Review

Ananya Bhattacharya | India Today: 3/5
The main star of the film is its music. The many artistes who are credited for the music of the film do a classy job with the soundtrack. If Ranveer Singh is the life of Gully Boy, the music is its soul ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: 4/5
Gully Boy is a new kind of 'Angry Young Man' movie, in effect - seamlessly merging sub-culture with pop mainstream ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: 4/5
A Superb Love Letter To The Spirit of Mumbai. There are many rousing moments in Zoya Akhtar’s new film. We know what will happen in this underdog story, but the magic is in her telling ... Full Review

Parag Chaphekar | Jagran: 4/5
कुल मिलाकर गली बॉय एक मनोरंजक फिल्म है। इसमें इमोशन है, इंटरटेनमेंट है और साथ ही है इंस्पिरेशन। इस उम्दा फिल्म को देखने आप सपरिवार जा सकते हैं। यह आपको कतई निराश नहीं करेगी। ... Full Review

Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Gulf News: 3.5/5
Gully Boy is a rhythmic blast with Singh soaring to superlative highs as an actor ... Full Review

Suparna Sharma | Asian Age: 3.5/5
Every generation gets a cool film that speaks of and to their angst. And our desi millennials have been gifted theirs by Zoya Akhtar ... Full Review

Ritika Handoo | Zee News: 3.5/5
Over all, you want to be a part of this Gully Boy's journey. Why? Because you want to see him rap like a boss, own the stage and clap hard for him ... Full Review

Anwesha Madhukalya | Business Today: 4/5
One can go on and on about the beauty that Gully Boy is but it is a work of art that is best left to the audience to experience ... Full Review

Bhavna Agarwal | PinkVilla: 3.5/5
Zoya Akhtar along with Reema Kagti has presented a script which shines and stays true to the streets. There are many familiar elements picked up from real life instances (Eminem’s 8 Mile!) but the scripts holds its own ... Full Review

Anita Iyer | Khaleej Times: 4/5
Ranveer delivers soul-stirring performance ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: 4/5
A compelling fairy tale with a standout performance by Ranveer Singh ... Full Review

Deborah Young | The Hollywood Reporter: 3/5
Stretched out, but the moves are convincing. Zoya Akhtar directs with flair and passion and, aided by explosive performances from a right-on cast, triumphs over the familiarity of the star-is-born storyline ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: 3.5/5
Gully Boy is a classic, empathetic underdog story with a crowd pleasing, feel-good finale about turning your imperfect reality into a long-cherished and impossible fantasy ... Full Review

Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian: 3/5
In the end, Gully Boy runs on very traditional lines, and maybe comes too close to cliche, but is always engagingly dead set on entertainment ... Full Review

Jay Weissberg | Variety: 3/5
A Bollywood movie about a rapper from the slums may sound derivative, but what does that matter when “Gully Boy” revels in high-wattage screen chemistry and an inclusive social message, all served up in a slickly enjoyable production showcasing Ranveer Singh’s many charms ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 4/5
Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt are devastatingly good in Zoya Akhtar's ultimate anthem for the rebel ... Full Review

Lee Marshall | Screen Daily: 3/5
Warmly shot in rich urban shades, Gully Boy stages its frequent rap and hip-hop interludes like rock videos, complete with slo-mo and jump-cut footage. But at least it has enough instinct and edge to root them in a real hip-hop scene – a scene the film leaves us hungry to know more about ... Full Review

Shilpa Jamkhandikar | Reuters: 4/5
“Gully Boy” is about Ranveer Singh and he hits it out of the park. This is an immersive performance - he gets the body language, the accent and the character just right. Here is an actor at his peak and Akhtar’s film is proof of that. His time (as a song in the movie goes) has come, and it is now ... Full Review

Manisha Lakhe | Now Running: 4/5
This film works on so many levels, that when it sags in the middle, you let it be because Alia Bhatt could turn around and slap you and bring you right back into the story. A brilliant film after a long time, and you take Ranveer Singh back into your heart as you think, 'Apna time aayega' (my time will come!) ... Full Review

Aswin Bharadwaj S | Lens Men Reviews: 4/5
Gully Boy can give you serious gooseflesh because of the way it built the character of Murad with the finest of details. They have avoided the predictabilities of a usual underdog story by making us feel the struggle in being a rapper with originality ... Full Review

Tanul Thakur | The Wire: 1.5/5
Gully Boy Is Too Self-Contained to Start a Real Conversation. The protagonist's compelling story is told through banal Bollywood tropes of marital discord, domineering father, domestic violence and parental pressure ... Full Review

Shilajit Mitra | The New Indian Express: 4.5/5
An inspired rap musical that's ambitious but accessible, mainstream yet not machine-made. The mix is overpowering — the sound of the movies, the voice of the streets ... Full Review

Sriram Iyengar | Cinestaan: 5/5
This is a film that screams 'Azaadi' from the usual genres of music with a new voice that is impossible to ignore ... Full Review

Ankur Pathak | The Huffington Post: 5/5
Zoya Akhtar has made one of the best Hindi films of the decade. In Gully Boy, Singh delivers a performance of a lifetime, a role performed with such conviction and gusto, it feels as if the actor has internalised the lived experiences of a ghetto boy ... Full Review