“Aasman Bhi Sar Jhukaega, Aaega,
Apna Time Aayega.”
Looks like Apna Time has come finally. A treat to all Ranveer Singh fans, celebrations were not even over, for him winning the IIFA for best actor and he’s back with a piece of bang-on news again!
#GullyBoy is India's official entry to the #Oscars2020 under best international feature film category. Here's revisiting 5 things you might not know about #ZoyaAkhtar's Gully Boy: https://t.co/xYMttn3tFj @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 pic.twitter.com/r5TRHihnUU
— Film Companion (@FilmCompanion) September 21, 2019
So, Ranveer and Alia starrer Gully Boy has been chosen as the official entry for Oscars 2020 from India and we’re …..confused? Not to undermine how great the movie was but, there were better options for Oscars, right?
How about Andhadhun? Or Uri? Or Badhai Ho maybe?
You know, I have a theory. Ever since Slum Dog Millionaire has won the Oscar, the idea of showcasing Indian poverty to impress the Oscar Jury has kinda been deeply rooted in the minds of Indian film-makers.
What they fail to understand is, you don’t get an Oscar for being poor out of sympathy; you get an Oscar for being talented out of strong competition!
Anyway, Twitter had a lot of interesting things to say! Let’s have a look:
Gully Boy is selected as India'#s first entry for Oscars 2020. A Proud moment for Indian Cinema and specially for Ranveer Singh and other casts too. This movie is dedicated to all Rappers in India, So Congrats to them too! Congrats @RanveerOfficial and @aliaa08 #GullyBoy
— Anurag Jena (@AnuragJena16) September 21, 2019
My issue in life is that I have a very active and visual imagination. I see poverty porn trending, and now I imagine a bunch of old white men (read: Academy members) jacking off while watching #GullyBoy. 🤷
— Rhea Srivastava (@VirtualRheality) September 21, 2019
— Mohabbatein (@sidhartha0800) September 21, 2019
What the fcuk?? Definitely, this is a bad bad idea. Choosing #GullyBoy over #Andhadhun #BadhaaiHo is a stupid decision. Moreover, most of the scenes were copied/inspired from 8 mile. https://t.co/lTAhISZ81T
— 🔥 (@omg_godman) September 21, 2019
— Kash ❤️ (@kashvi94) September 21, 2019
— Bahut Scope hai (@Bahut_Scope_Hai) September 21, 2019
— MANISH (@Manni_FCB) September 21, 2019
— Anant Kumar Ganesh (@AnantKumarGanes) September 21, 2019
#Gullyboy makes an official entry to Oscars!
Well deserved.. It was truly hard hitting!
— rehman mohammed (@rehmansrk) September 21, 2019
— Vishnu Narayanan (@visnarayanan) September 21, 2019
— TarunAgarwal (@3tweetsis1poem) September 21, 2019
— Biswatosh Sinha (@biswatosh) September 21, 2019
— Rooh | Fan Account (@RSfangirl) September 21, 2019
That's just too much selecting #GullyBoy as India's Oscar entry. I do hope though it wins.
— ns (@NiSharma12) September 21, 2019
Sorry to break your heart, but Gully Boy has a lot of scenes copied from Hollywood movie 8 Miles. At least they should have considered this before sending it to Oscars!