A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.


Zoya Akhtar
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay Varma ... Moeen Arif
Nakul Roshan Sahdev ... Salman
Ranveer Singh ... Murad Ahmed / Gully Boy
Vijay Raaz ... Aftab Shakir Ahmed
Jyoti Subhash ... Murad's Grandmother
Amruta Subhash ... Razia Ahmed
Svar Kamble Svar Kamble ... Suhail
Alia Bhatt ... Safeena Firdausi
Sheeba Chaddha ... Hamida
Rahil Gilani Rahil Gilani ... Rishi
Tina Bhatia Tina Bhatia ... Parveen (as Tina Bhatiya)
Rakesh Sharma Rakesh Sharma ... Tour Guide
Brian Nathan ... British Tourist
R. Bhakti Klein ... Tourist 1 (as Bhakti Klien)
Jan Graveson Jan Graveson ... Tourist 2

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"Gully Boy" is a film about a 22-year-old boy "Murad" from a ghetto in Mumbai, India. The son of a driver, his parents worked hard to get him educated so that he could have a white collar job. Meanwhile, Murad realizes his calling to be a rapper. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets. Art is a distant dream for the colonized poor of India and this story is about Murad's journey from realizing his love for rap and chasing his dream to inadvertently transcending his class. The film showcases street rap from the crevices of Mumbai's by lanes. The poetry is conscious of the city's socio-economic fabric and highlights the challenges faced by the disenfranchised youth in the minority population.

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It was originally rumored that Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan would make her debut with this film. However the rumors were rebuffed by Sara's mother, Amrita Singh. See more »


Safeena: OK, sorry. It won't happen again.
Murad: Swear on me
Safeena: You'll die
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User Reviews

It's not about a one person,it's about many,who struggles in their own.
14 February 2019 | by amitkoweSee all my reviews

It's not about only a rap,it's about every person who struggles their own inside.its the story about every struggling person who trapped under the bloody society.who want to fly,who want to go outside,who want do something.its not a rap movie,it's truly a inspirational movie.

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Hindi | English

Release Date:

14 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,045,068, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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