Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s much-awaited Gully Boy hit the silver screens on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Overwhelmingly positive reviews, running successfully with houseful shows, looks like Ranveer Singh’s underdog story has everyone raising their thumbs. Even the real Gully Boys Divine and Naezy are all praises for the actor.
Lower than Simmba, higher than Padmaavat, Gully Boy is Ranveer Singh’s second biggest opener. The movie released on 3,350 screens has minted Rs 19.40 crore on day 1.
Next to be seen in the forthcoming Kabir Khan directorial, tracing the historic victory of 1983 cricket World Cup, the sports film will star Ranveer Singh as the former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Kapil Dev. Slated for an April 10 release, the ensemble includes the Mirzapur mighty Pankaj Tripathi, south star Jiiva, and Punjabi actor-singer Ammy Virk among others.
Balwinder Singh Sandhu, whose devastating in-swinger ball in the 1983 World Cup final match sent West Indian player Gordon Greenidge back to the pavilion, is also coaching Ranveer Singh for the film. Kabir Khan has also confirmed that members of the Indian World Cup winning squad of 1983, such as Madal Lal and Kapil Dev himself are set to superintend the training sessions. The movie shall go on floors on May 15 in London and Scotland. It is a 100-day schedule, towards March-end the team will have a bonding and training session in Dharamsala. The cast will also train in Mumbai for a week.
While the movie will have songs, you won’t be able to hear Murad lip-sync or breaking into a dance, the music is an integral part of the film, its unrivaled power will bring a motivational mojo.
This time as the Indian skipper, will the ball still be in his court? What numbers will he bat this time? What will be the opening score for Ranveer Singh’s `83? Well, the Gully Boy has raised the bar for himself.