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'Gully Boy' elicits loud cheers at Berlinale

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The sound of "Apna time aayega" reverberated at the Friedrichstadt-here as rapped away, much to the delight of the packed audience, at the world premiere of the forthcoming film "Gully Boy" at

"Packed house with the loudest, most passionate cheers. Berlinale gets a taste of the crazy Indian film fan at the world premiere of Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy'," tweeted Smriti Kiran, Creative Director, MAMI Film Festival, who was present at the screening on Saturday night.

According to Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Festival, a regular at the Berlinale, "Gully Boy" elicited the "biggest cheers" he had heard in "20+ years" at the annual film jamboree here.

Berlinale officials were grateful to Ranveer and the film's cast and crew for leaving an impact that will be hard for the film fest crowd to forget.

"Thank you Ranveer, we had a blast last night, you were absolutely amazing," read a post on the official handle of the fest.

Ranveer, known for his effervescence and exuberance, exhibited why he's best tagged as of He rapped away the song "Apna time aayega" like a professional to give the audience a taste of the experience he has had doing a film on the street rappers of

For the himself, "it was a truly memorable night".

His co-star Alia Bhatt, looking striking in a Prabal Gurung ensemble, also made her presence felt by asking the audience to chime in "aayega" when she says "Apna time". The enthusiasm is there for all to gauge with several videos that have gone viral on

Initial reviews of the film, which is a rather unusual release, are positive.

Directed by and produced by and under the banner of Excel Entertainment, the film is a story inspired by the slum rappers of



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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 16:38 IST