Bombay 70 is an emotion, much like Delhi 6 — here we trace how the upcoming Gully Boy is related to Bombay 70, a 2014 MAMI winning short documentary.
This Valentine’s week is special for Indian rappers and the hip hop industry as Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy is all set to release. Singh’s second biggie after marriage is one that’s being anticipated as a window for us all to steal a glimpse into the world of music that’s produced in the streets of Mumbai.
In between the praise for the movie’s album, there is a 2014 documentary that’s being gushed over in the Twitterverse. A MAMI winner, it traces the journey of Naved Shaikh, popularly known as Naezy The Baa.
To everyone who is looking forward to #GullyBoy, I urge you to watch this short documentary. This film was made in 2014 and was an absolute game changer! It’s the first film that gave a face to this new breed of music in India. @disharin’s #Bombay70
— Jai Mehta (@JaiHMehta) February 10, 2019
And it all started with @disharin ‘s award winning amazing short docu #Mumbai70 !!! #NazyTheBa !!! Cant wait to see #GullyBoy the posters are awesommme!!! Heartiest wishes to the entire team @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 #ZoyaAkhtar !!! #excitedmainaidda #apnatimeayega pic.twitter.com/Or6N2vPoMT
— Sharib Hashmi (@sharibhashmi) January 2, 2019
Rapping and hip hop have been gaining steady traction for quite some time now. In fact, the University of Mumbai even started a course to study it from an academic perspective! As for Naezy, one of the most famous of his works include rapping the On Air With AIB’s theme song. Another popular artist in the same genre is Divine. The Naezy-Divine version of Mere Gully Mein has 298K hits on Youtube!
In a perfectly timed sequence of events, the OST of Bombay 70 was dropped by Disha Rindani, the filmmaker behind this MAMI genius.
Just dropped the unreleased OST of our film #Bombay70. This was composed and recorded way back in 2014 on an iPad! Check out Naved Shaikh a.k.a Naezy’s original, unmastered version and by far the grooviest track I’ve heard of his. All heart, pure talent!https://t.co/qRerPOdNZc
— Short Girl (@disharin) February 11, 2019
Twitterverse has been going gaga over this short film, we have got proof!
— Verun Chavaan (@chappallungi) February 12, 2019
Both, the commercial movie and the short documentary are stories of men based in Bombay 70 who used words to set themselves free.
He discovers he can give vent to his feelings with lyrics like these, which are tailor-made for rap. Or as Naezy’s mother in Bombay 70 would put it: “English kipoetry zor zor se bol raha hai.”
"One way to view #Gullyboy is simply as a hugely entertaining “underdog with a dream” story, dotted on the margins with a disapproving father, an on/off love interest, a brand new socio-cultural milieu…"
— Baradwaj Rangan (@baradwajrangan) February 9, 2019
— Pataakha Guddu کرن پرکاش رو (@CineMagik) January 4, 2019
— CinemaRare (@CinemaRareIN) February 11, 2019
Though not technically official, it would be safe to assume that…
— Social Scientist (@JanaabGeo) January 4, 2019
Do tell us what you think about the documentary before as well as after watching Gully Boy. Comments are always open as well as the inbox of firstname.lastname@example.org!