The sets are lavish, the screenplay laudable and the background score lifts the goings-on, on screen. The script, however, is lacking in depth and finesse.
Gully Boy is a celebration of life in Asia’s largest Slum. It does not demean the society but brings it to light in a beautiful manner without the frills and fancy of a typical Bollywood film. No naach gaana, no dishoom dishoom, just plain story-telling with its heart in the right place.
The canvass is grand but there is that something lacking that would have made it an epic film. Methinks, if every character was invested in as passionately as Khilji, Padmaavat would have passed with flying colours.