Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
Gully Boy (2019)Directed by Zoya AkhtarI watched "Gully Boy" a few days back and absolutely loved it.The movie stars Ranveer Singh as Murad, a young man from the slums of Dharavi, who has been inspired by rap music and rappers, and writes his own rhymes. Seeing MC Sher (Siddhant Chaturvedi) perform at his college introduces him to the Mumbai street rap scene. Under Sher's wing, Murad is spurred to realise his dreams as an artist, despite his abusive father and his background of poverty. Alia Bhatt stars as Murad's girlfriend Safina, a medical student and the person in his life who stands by him. Although you know how this will end, the joy of the movie is in its storytelling and seeing the journey of Murad.The movie is excellently made – among its many standout aspects are the characterisation and storytelling, the cinematography by Jay Oza, the acting (everyone is on their best game here, Ranveer is brilliant as is Siddhant Chaturvedi in a fantastic breakout performance, my favourite character), and the music. The rap battles, the impromptu performances with beatboxing, and the later more professionally produced songs are all superb, with beats that energise the audience. The soundtrack apparently has upwards of 50 artists who contributed to it.I watched the 11 PM show – even at 2:30 AM, once the movie got over, it had the effect of leaving one exhilarated. Like "Sultan" a few years back, where I was wishing for few more MMA fight scenes, I wouldn't mind seeing an extended cut of this movie featuring even more music scenes!The first entry to my "Best Movies of 2019" list! Very good! Recommended watching.I drew Ranveer as Murad, this was drawn with ballpoint pen and Gelly Roll pen on A6 Brustro sketchbook and scanned. I think I messed up one of the eyes and didn't get the likeness exactly right though.#DailyMovieSketch #gullyboy #apnatimeaayega #bohothard #murad #ranveersingh #ballpointpen #gellyroll#416 / 23-Feb-19
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