As of late, like everyone, I also viewed Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy and was left in awe of Ranveer’s ultra-realistic performance; and the acknowledgment that Zoya and Ranveer’s joint effort produces stunning outcomes!
As it did with Dil Dhadakne Do where Ranveer played the role of Kabir Mehra. However, if there’s one character from Dil Dhadakne Do that made us wish he wasn’t anecdotal, it was Sunny Gill (Farhan Akhtar).
In the anecdotal world that she makes (drawing inspiration from her own encounters), the sensitive touch that she loans to her characters is one of the critical components holding the story together.
Notwithstanding while displaying an apparently negative character like Moeen (Vijay Varma) in the latest Gully Boy, or Manav (Rahul Bose) in Dil Dhadakne Do, Zoya guaranteed that she underlined the conditions that formed these characters’ narrative.
If Moeen was the result of a defective class framework that restricts your roads of escape, Manav was the aftereffect of an intrinsic male-centric set-up. Men like Manav and Moeen are really the impression of men we see and cooperate with many occasions in our lives.
As Zoya’s characters never simply fit in pre-checked boxes. Indeed, dark characters are unquestionably Zoya’s forte. Normally, every maker – regardless of the field – has a signature style with regards to building stories and creating character curves.
In any case, with Zoya, you feel attracted to their characters – may be as a result of how their characters feel stripped down to their crude, genuine, and relatable embodiment, notwithstanding while exhibiting an alternate picture to the world.
Her leading men are not saints saving ladies from the grip of terrible men, tragic circumstances, and their own ‘feebleness’. They are men managing their own uncertainties, on occasion inclining onto their female partners for help, and tolerating their blemishes.
We owe Zoya Akhtar for gifting us the sort of characters who left us with ‘feels’ on the grounds that not every other character is able to do that. We can only hope that this saga continues.