It looks like India is crossing their fingers to win its first Oscar for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards with their official entry Gully Boy. The film tells the story of a rising rapper from Mumbai. Sounds interesting? Then watch the full movie online now!
Did you know that Gully Boy received flak for appearing like an 8 Mile rip-off? Okay, for those who don't remember the movie, 8 Mile is an American drama film starring 90s rapper Eminem. It was released in 2002 and tells the famed rapper's journey to prominence in an industry dominated by African-Americans. It also earned him the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself." Does it ring any bells now? If the answer is still no, then you might wanna check out Gully Boy's full movie online. Well, that's according to some fans and critics alike.
When the teaser for Gully Boy was first released, Ranveer Singh immediately won great acclaim from the audience. Yet, people can't help but notice the parallelism between the Indian actor and Eminem's rapping style. Oh, and by the way, the plot is very much like that of 8 Mile: an aspiring street rapper from the slums tries to make it big despite his circumstance. Sure, the story may be inspired by the story of Divine and Naezy, but that's not the only thing the viewers are criticizing the movie for. They are raising concerns about seemingly copied scenes from Eminem's 8 Mile. Writer Aditya Magal in The Quint even dubbed it as "an engineered, Indianized version of 8 Mile." Don't get her wrong, she loved the movie in all its glory. The film was also slammed by journalist Rachna Tyagi of The Week, who called it "a copycat Indian version." Director Zoya Akhtar responded to these allegations with a full understanding of why critics would say that. Still, he has hope that the film will bag India's first Academy Award this year. This will be a big feat for the Bollywood industry. What do you think?
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