Zoya Akhtar who has previously directed movies like Luck by Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Dil Dhadakne Do is now all set to rule to make her mark at the box-office with her upcoming film, Gully Boy, which will release on 14th February.
Gully Boy is a story inspired by slum rappers of Dharavi, Gully Boy 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 Berlin Film Festival have haild Zoya Akhtar’s direction along with the performances.
Zoya, who who was always into rap and hip hop as music genres, 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 21year 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 films, which have garnered widespread critical acclaim. With a journey of four feature films, two short films, and one web series, Zoya Akhtar has carved her niche into the entertainment industry.