Gully Boy To King Of The Box Office: How Ranveer Singh Defeats The Khans To Rule Bollywood

Maanyata Thu |Feb 19, 2019

Ranveer Singh is the man of the hour, courtesy his newest release Gully Boy. Only four since the release of the movie, Gully Boy has already reached 700 million rupees at the box office


It could be said that the year 2018 is a quite unusual year for this film industry. While some of the most expensive movies were bombed at the domestic box office, sleeper hit films dominated the ticket windows. Even The Khans could not stand against the tide of good content projects and had to withdraw from this competitive box office race. Badhaai Ho was applauded more than the most expensive movie of Shahrukh Khan Zero, Salman Khan’s Race 3 was defeated by Andhadhun, and Raazi won the hearts of the audience over the Aamir Khan’s most disappointed film Thugs of Hindostan.

At that time when most biggies experienced a difficult time to fight the odds, actor Ranveer Singh has become phenomenal and are setting new benchmarks at the box office.


The 33-year-old actor successfully impressed the audiences and the critics with his noteworthy performance in blockbusters Padmaavat and Simmba last year. And the year 2019, Ranveer Singh continues to please us with his newest release named Gully Boy. The film has collected 700 million rupees in just four days since its release. Zoya Akhtar's film is proving to be a riot at the box office and has received numerous praises from the critics and audiences.


In the film, Ranveer Singh plays the role of a street rapper named Naved Shaikh, who struggles to realize his dream under the pressure of his own family and the unfair society. Living a less privileged life, Naved is told over and over again that one cannot rise above the social status and economy they are born in. If he is the son of a driver, he will always be a driver, and he can't change his fate no matter how much he wants to. However, Naved Shaikh still believes in ‘apna time aayega’ (our time will come).

The story of the underdog has been making the waves in all the part of the country, and its box office gross proves this. The film opened with a bang on Valentine’s Day with 194 million rupees, and the numbers are just rising with every passing day since then.

With his perseverance and hard work, Ranveer Singh has captured the hearts of audiences and proved that he deserves to be a new king of Bollywood. Let’s have a look at some of his previous releases.


Padmaavat saw the third collaboration between Ranveer Singh and his mentor Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In the film, Ranveer Singh played the negative character of Alauddin Khilji obsessed with Rani Padmavati. The role that could have worked against his image but the actor had no hesitation to get into the skin of a grey-shaded character. Even Salman Khan, who has spent over 25 years ruling this film industry, still rejects to play a role like this.


Although the film also featured Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles, it was Ranveer Singh who stole the show. The talented actor was unanimously praised for his portrayal of the invader. Padmaavat collected nearly 6 billion rupees worldwide and became one of the biggest movies of the year. Its magical numbers at the box office also put Ranveer Singh in a 3-billion-rupee club.


Ranveer Singh, who is 11-year-old in Bollywood, is grabbing a lot of attention in every movie that he plays. If the film Padmaavat saw Ranveer as the menacing Sultan Alauddin Khilji, Rohit Shetty’s Simmba catapulted the actor in the role of one masala hero. The hero who deserves all the applause and whistle in the cinema.


When Zero and Thugs of Hindostan failed to work wonder at the box office competition, Simmba could not stop roaring at the box office and collected 2,4 billion rupees. With the big success of the film, Ranveer Singh proved that he could shoulder a movie on his own.

On the professional front, Ranveer Singh is currently working on getting into the skin of Kapil Dave in Kabir Khan’s ’83. He is also prepping for his next Takht, which has Karan Johar in the director’s chair.


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