There has been a lot of praise for actor Ranveer Singh after the teaser from his latest movie Gully Boy was released. Gully Boy, a movie based on the life of Divine and Naezy (Naved Shaikh), underground rappers from Mumbai, has Ranveer in the lead role with Alia Bhatt.
Is ‘Gully boy’ a rip-off of 8 Mile?
While we were applauding the two stars, we couldn’t help but remember Eminem-starrer 8 Mile. The international singer, who has sung hit numbers like Lose Yourself and Love The Way You Lie among many more, was seen in the 2002 movie playing a struggling rapper with a messed up life. The rapper participates in a rapping competition, which is a do-or-die moment of his life.
The characters of 8 Mile, that of an abusive father, mother, a younger sister and his lover find its place in the Indian setting of Gully Boy. The scenes in Gully Boy where crowds gather to hear Ranveer rap and the whole vibe definitely hints towards some inspiration taken from 8 Mile. Low-income housing, crowded-streets, ordinary people, and constantly shot with dull hues of blue scream 8 Mile. Twitterati, too, were quick enough to draw comparisons to 8 Mile.
Another scene that caught our attention in both the trailers was the solo performance by both the artists. In the Gully Boy trailer, you see Ranveer perform in front of an audience in a club. He is surrounded by a hall full of people replicating his hand gesture. The exact same scene is seen in 8 Mile. Eminem enthralls the audience with his mind-blowing rap to win their hearts.
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Netizens are disappointed with the teaser and a few are sarcastic as hell. A user posted a comment which isthe sum-up of what every netizen is trying to say:-
Watch Gully Boy Trailer
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) January 4, 2019
Watch 8 Mile Trailer
Do you think ‘Gully boy’ is a rip-off of 8 Mile? Well, we’ll have to wait and watch out for the film that is slated to release on February 14.