- Gully Boy released on Valentine's Day
- The film has garnered Rs 18 crore on opening day
- Gully Boy is Alia, Ranveer's first film together
Gully Boy ka time aagaya! The Zoya Akhtar-directed film, which marks Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh's first movie together, has "rocked" the theatres in metros, recording impressive footfall, said trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Gully Boy released on Valentine's Day on Thursday - a strategy that seems to have worked well at the ticket windows. In doing so, Gully Boy has raked in a handsome amount of Rs 18 crore at the box office, tweeted Mr Adarsh. Sharing the film's opening day collections, Mr Adarsh wrote: "Gully Boy takes a massive start... Valentine's Day - not an official holiday - has given a big boost... Metros are rocking, contribute to superb total... Thu Rs 18.70 cr."
Gully Boy's box office report card on Instagram:
Gully Boy turned out to be Ranveer Singh's "second biggest opener."
#GullyBoy is Ranveer Singh's second biggest opener... Lower than #Simmba... Higher than #Padmaavat... Opening Day:— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 15, 2019
1. #Simmba Rs 20.72 cr
2. #GullyBoy Rs 19.40 cr [Thu; revised]
3. #Padmaavat Rs 19 cr [Thu]
4. #Gunday Rs 16.12 cr
5. #GoliyonKiRaasleelaRamLeela Rs 16 cr
With Gully Boy taking a promising start at the box office, the wait is now for us to see if it crosses the Rs 100 crore mark. Alia Bhatt scored her first Rs 100 crore film with the box office success of Raazi while all of Ranveer Singh's Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed films - "Padmaavat", Bajirao Mastani and Ram Leela - were box office blockbusters with over Rs 100 crore each.
Gully Boy opened to great reviews with much critical acclaim for Ranveer Singh and also for Alia Bhatt, who was cast in a supporting but crucial role. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote: "The lead actor, who hasn't had to rein in his trademark exuberance to this extent since Lootera, brings quiet conviction to bear upon an impressively modulated performance. He is well supported by Alia Bhatt (feistiness personified as a doctor's independent-spirited daughter)."
Gully Boy has a clear window at the box office with no major release for a while from now. Multi-starrer comedy Total Dhamaal hits screens on February 22.