Zoya Akhtar who has been ahead of her times with films like Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do is now all set to rule the box office with her upcoming film Gully Boy which is slated to release on 14th February.
Gully Boy is a story inspired by slum rappers of Dharavi, it has gone ahead to create immense buzz amongst the masses. The trailer, the music and now the early reviews, post its screening at the Berlin Film Festival has created a lot of anticipation for this Zoya Akhtar’s film.
The first reviews of the film from Berline Film Festival have hailed Zoya Akhtar’s directorial along with critics giving a green signal to Gully Boy.
International website, Variety shared, Zoya Akhtar’s most accomplished film to date”.
One of the celebrated journalist Bharadwaj Rangan shares, “Zoya continues to demonstrate that she is one of our best directors. Her eye for pacing and staging, her ability to manufacture and maintain mood and atmosphere — they’re just fantastic”.
Aryaman Bhatnagar on Twitter shares, “#GullyBoy is an excellent, excellent film! There is no better director than #ZoyaAkhtar at the moment. An absolute must watch.
— Aryaman Bhatnagar (@aryaman89) February 9, 2019
Aseem Chhabra shared, “Now that the embargo is over, I’ve been dying to say this for 3 days! #GullyBoy is awesome, a great achievement for #ZoyaAkhtar.
Now that the embargo is over, I’ve been dying to say this for 3 days! #GullyBoy is awesome, a great achievement for #ZoyaAkhtar. @RanveerOfficial gives his career best performance. Wonderful supporting cast. The music comes alive! My review out tomorrow. #Berlinale @berlinale
— Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs) February 9, 2019
Zoya who who was always was always into rap and hip hop as a genre, got inspired by Naezy’s music video Aafat, while editing Dil Dhadakne Do. This is how the filmmaker decided to make a film on it.
Talking about the same, Zoya Akhtar shared, “In 2014, when I was editing Dil Dhadakhne Do, my editor Anand Sobhaya actually showed me a video of an artist called Naezy who was like 21 years old. He had put up a song called Aafat and that’s the first time I actually saw really authentic, what now is called gully rap. It was just stuck in my head, from that moment till now, it just been a journey it just took me where I am now.”
Over the years, Zoya Akhtar is known to treat the audience with strong male character driven film which has slayed at the box office along with critical acclaims.
With a journey of four feature films, two short films and one web series, Zoya Akhtar is one of the leading filmmakers who has carved her niche into the entertainment industry.