Gully Boys


Murad Ahmed (Ran veer Singh), a final year college student, lives in the Dharavi slums of Mumbai. His abusive father Aftab brings home a much younger second wife, much to the chagrin of the family. Murad nurtures a fascination with rap music and writes lyrics to express himself. His longtime girlfriend Safeena (Alia Bhatt) is training to be a surgeon and routinely meets him in secret. Forced to work part-time as a chauffeur after his father is injured, Murad continues to write, with his lyrics informed by the inequalities he observes while on the job. Making the acquaintance of local rapper Shrikant (alias MC Sher), he is drawn into performing his lyrics at underground shows and eventually uploading a video on YouTube.

Written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, the film is set to hit theatres on 14th February.