Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles, is India's official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards.
Based on the life of Indian rappers Divine and Naezy, Gully Boy will compete in the Best International Feature Film category.
The film recieved the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea.
People especially appreciated Ranveer's performance and the 18-song soundtrack, and many took to Twitter to comment on the selection.
#GullyBoy is #India's entry for Oscars! Definitely our best bet! 👏— Rohit Khilnani (@rohitkhilnani) September 21, 2019
All the best @ZoyaAkhtarOff @kagtireema @aliaa08 @RanveerOfficial
@ritesh_sid @kalkikanmani @SiddhantChturvD pic.twitter.com/EcK4ntY3uS
That’s It!— Kubbra Sait (@KubbraSait) September 21, 2019
I’m gonna faint...
Congratulations a whole lot team #GullyBoy much love in this story.@RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 @kalkikanmani @SiddhantChturvD @tigerbabyindia @excelmovies @ankurtewari @VivianDivine @NaezyTheBaA @dubsharma #ZoyaAkhtar https://t.co/qxRtjSr1Mu