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'Gully Boy' is a hit among celebs as 'Fast & Furious' star Michelle Rodriguez calls it 'beautiful'

'Gully Boy' receives great response from celebs. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 13, 2019, 12.28 PM (IST)

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gully Boy’ is still a day away from theatrical release and there’s already a positive word building around the film. Ever since the film saw its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, celebs have come out to praise the film on India's street rappers. 

We told you that among the rave reviews coming from overseas, Cameron Bailey, the artistic director at the Toronto International Film Festival, lauded the film and tweeted saying that he has never seen such a response to a movie in the last 20 years at Berlin Film Festival. He wrote: "Watched the GULLY BOY world premiere tonight in a packed house with @RanveerOfficial, @aliaa08 & @ZoyaAkhtarOff present. Biggest cheers I’ve heard in 20+ years at the Berlinale."

Now, ‘Fast & Furious’ star Michelle Rodriguez has also lauded the film. In a tweet, Rodriguez spoke about the rap culture in the world, the cultural change that hip hop brought in the Caribbean countries and of course ‘Gully Boy’. She wrote:  "I remember when rap broke out of New York & made it to the Caribbean, my Brooklynn born bros would breakdance on cardboard boxes in the Dominican Republic, America had no clue how impactful this platform was going to be for the underdog worldwide. Beautiful.”

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Meanwhile, other celebs are also going all praise for the movie. Rahul Bose in a series of tweets says, "Watched #GullyBoy yesterday. It takes you into a world you know nothing about & makes you care for its people, their lives, their futures. What more can an audience ask for? Superbly directed, spot-on performances, great emotional highs and lows. And banging rap - music & lyrics."

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Shankar Mahadevan, wrote, "GULLY BOY !!! GULLY BOY !!! GULLY BOY !! What a masterpiece !! @ZoyaAkhtarOff it can be ONLY YOU ONLY YOU ONLY YOU !! @RanveerOfficial it can be ONLY YOU ONLY YOU ONLY YOU !!! Bllllllllownnnnnn away !!"

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Atul Kasbekar in a tweet called it one of the best Hindi films. He wrote, "#GullyBoy is a cinematic masterpiece. #ZoyaAkhtar is in my book the best director in the country right now. The film is a technical and emotional triumph. Have no words to describe the brilliance of @RanveerOfficial n @aliaa08. This is 1 of the 10 best Hindi films that I’ve seen.”

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Ever since the film saw its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, celebs have come out to praise the film on India's street rappers.