Kya Bolta Bantai (India)
Director: Naman Saraiya
2018 | India | 30 mins | Documentary | Colour
Rap in India went from derivative to original over the last few years, got co-opted quicker and hit the mainstream without much warning. Mumbai rap, which also got known as gully rap, saw an even sharper rise and eventual breakthrough into the realm of Bollywood. With first generation crews like Mumbai's Finest grinding it out, names like DIVINE and Naezy who popularised the genre in recent years, and actor Ranveer Singh portraying a rapper in Zoya Akhtar's next big release - gully rap is here to stay. Kya Bolta Bantai is the story of that journey.