Gully Boy box office collection: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt's rap drama mints Rs 18.70 on opening day

FP Staff

Feb 15, 2019 12:06:55 IST

Zoya Akhtar's highly anticipated film Gully Boy has earned Rs 18.70 crore on the first day, making it the highest opening film for Alia Bhatt and second highest opener for Ranveer Singh after last year's smash hit Simmba.

Gully Boy box office collection: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatts rap drama mints Rs 18.70 on opening day

A still from Gully Boy trailer. YouTube screengrab

The movie, which also features Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz and Siddhant Chaturvedi apart from Ranveer and Alia, revolves around Murad who rises from the slums of Mumbai to become a rapper. It also sheds light into India's underground hiphop culture.

According to trade analysts, the film's release on Valentine's Day has given a major boost to its collections, especially in metros.

The film, inspired by the lives of Mumbai-based rappers Naezy and Divine, received unanimous praise from critics and moviegoers upon release. As per an earlier report, Gully Boy garnered rave reviews at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere on 9 February.

Cameron Bailey, artistic director at the Toronto International Film Festival, even tweeted that he heard the "loudest cheers in 20 years" for the Zoya Akhtar directorial. The film's music has also earned applause for its stirring lyrics.

Gully Boy has been produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment.

Updated Date: Feb 15, 2019 12:06:55 IST