Watch: Gully Boy trailer, Eminem's 8 Mile mash up shows similarities between two films
In his upcoming film Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh slips into the character of an aspiring rapper from the streets of Mumbai. The trailer has left many impressed by his effortless rapping in 'Asli Hip Hop' along with Alia Bhatt's portrayal of Sakina but some social media users have drawn comparisons with Eminem's critically acclaimed 8 Mile.
A Facebook page Indian Rap Memes even shared a mash up of Gully Boy's audio from the trailer to clips from Eminem's film directed by Curtis Hanson.
While the highly-anticipated Zoya Akhtar directorial traces the rise of Mumbai-based rappers Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy, 8 Mile is also loosely inspired by Eminem's journey to becoming the most influential name in rap.
Netizens have also pointed out that some scenes, including the one where Ranveer is performing in front of a crowd is almost identical to Eminem's film.
Haven’t completed watching 8 mile. Watched small parts of the film here and there. Is it just me or is there a pretty good influence of 8 mile on Gully Boy? Still looks pretty original though. Taking inspiration for the tone doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ripping 8 mile off (Cont)
— UnbiasedReally (@unbiasedreally) January 13, 2019
— S A H I L (@sahil_buzz) January 12, 2019
Gully Boy (2019) so blatantly copies 8 Mile (2002) that in some scenes framing, character placement, lights and even action is exactly the same: pic.twitter.com/YIZfDn4Ehs — Chandrakant (@MiserlyGeek) January 12, 2019
The problem with Gully Boy is not that it is copied from Em's 8 Mile. Kinda expect that from bollywood.
The fuckin' trailer is even edited the same.#GullyBoy
— ViV! (@viv_one) January 12, 2019
It's okay to acknowledge that #GullyBoy is inspired by @Eminem's #8Mile because #Eminem has inspired a lot of rappers all around the world, including in India..... Being a stan, I would love to compare this movie with 8 Mile & would love if it wins @filmfare. — Gaurav Mishra | गौrav MISHरा™ (@OfficialGaurab) January 12, 2019
8 mile (Eminem) Gully Boy. pic.twitter.com/MNAZVPRN38
— Saurabh Manjhi (@saurabhmanjhi_) January 12, 2019
Gully Boy is slated to release on 14 February. It will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Updated Date: Jan 13, 2019 11:36:04 IST