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How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

COLLEGE FESTIVAL | Scene 31 and 32:

We are with Murad, Safeena & Salman as they walk up the above staircase. Meanwhile Juhi’s performance is going on. We do not expose the
festival and performance until they get to the 2nd floor corridor. We continue tracking with them as they walk across to the designated spot.
Zoya likes the symmetry of the staircase from the ground floor.

Shots:

1. Wide Shot - using glass reflection of board, as they enter the staircase. Refer to image above.
2. Wide Track in towards staircase.
3. Profile shot of three of them as they enter the first platform. (Refer to third image)
4. Frontal three shot.
5. Reverse three shot.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

CHEMISTRY LAB (Azaadi PBS):

We see Safeena working on an experiment in the chemistry lab. She looks upset as she checks her phone to see if Murad has tried to contact
her.

Shots:

1. Tracking shot towards Safeena. She looks very unhappy as she checks her phone to see no phone call from Murad.
2. A shot of Safeena against the grill.
3. Shot from outside window looking through grill towards Safeena.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

TRAIN YARD & INT. | Scene 64/64a:

Murad practises with a sieve inside the train.


How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

1. Establishing shot. Crack of dawn.


2. Tracking shot against carriage windows. We see immigrants sleeping inside. We come to Murad who is recording on his I-PAD.
3. Angular CU frontal of Murad.

(Scene 112A)
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

Sher gives Murad some tips.


1. Wide shot, tracking in across the platform as Murad & Sher walk on the platform. As they cross camera pans to find them getting into
one of the carriages.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

SHER’S CHAWL | Scene 65:

Entry.
Wide, graphic frontal shot of building from opposite block. We see Murad climbing up the steps, as he comes to the balcony, we dolly with him
until he comes to the door.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

Sher’s home
1. POV/OTS of Murad as he stands between the doorframe looking towards Sher playing with the kids and Sher’s father.
2. Wide shot of Sher, kids and father.
3. Sher’s OTS to Murad.
4. Fathers POV to Murad.
5. Clean shot of Sher.
6. OTS shot of Murad looking into the shoe chest.
7. Reverse shot from shoe chest to Sher and Murad.
8. CU of father.
Exit
Frontal tracking shot - handheld with Murad and Sher as they walk and talk.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

Wide graphic shot from opposite block as they climb up the stair case to the terrace.

SHAHUNAGAR BRIDGE:

Train Song

Handheld frontal tracking shot of Murad in a hoodie as he appears from the steps onto the bridge. Continue with him walking/jogging?

Wide shot, back facing the camera as he looks at the railway track view.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

POWAI WALL BARRIERS (Street with wall):

Gang records a video with Murad. As per the discussion it was thought that we could have rag picker kids playing amongst rubble and garbage,
or collecting stuff. There could be spots of garbage burning. Or we could have shanties built against the wall. No parents/ adults can be seen, just
children.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

Shots:

1. Wide static shot facing Murad


2. Wide shot track forward pushing in to a Medium shot
3. Wide Profile Shot
4. Side Dolly track

Mosque | Scene 17:


Murad and father meet Ateeq in Mosque. He tells his uncle that his mother is very unhappy.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

Follow Murad and his father as they enter the mosque

Shots:

1. Wide angular shot (avoid Exterior) as they remove their slippers.


2. Master shot of Mosque.
3. Reverse tracking of Murad as we let his father go. We see Ateeq and father hug.
4. Reverse OTS as Ateeq see’s Murad staring.
5. CU of Murad

Scene 17 cont. Vasu Area (washing):


We see Murad and uncle sitting next to each other as they wash their legs and arms.

1. Wide tracking in shot towards their backs as they wash.


2. Wide shot from across water as Ateeq and Murad wash
3. Two shot of Ateeq and Murad as they talk.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

4. OTS shot of Murad towards Ateeq


5. Reverse OTS

TERRACE SHOTS:

Mere Gully Mein (?)


How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

Shot of boys lying on shanty roof.


How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

TULSI PIPE ROAD (Bus depot) | Scene 112.8 (Azaadi):

Moeen & Murad sell car

1. Wide shot as the car comes from around the corner.


How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

2. Wide shot of the wall. A man is sitting crouched on the concrete pipe. The light of the car headlights appear first and then we see the
car. (?)
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

3. Wide shot from behind man as he waits for car


4. Angular frontal shot of the man.
5. Man’s POV of the car towards the boys. See boys get out of car.

6. Insert of Money exchanging hands.


7. Car drives off leaving boys.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

BUS STOP AT WORLI (Scene 92.4 Rang Barse)

Sky and friend graffiti fairness cream bus stop

1. Wide shot from centre of road as car comes to a stop.


How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

2. Jib up with Sky as climbs out of car window and pulls herself onto the roof.
3. POV of fairness board to the girls. See the light bounce of their face.

4. Reverse shot of the board as the girls start to spray.


5. Angular profile of the girls.
6. Wide shot as car leaves. We see vandalized board.
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce
How the film crew turned Mumbai into Gully Boy: Notes from the recce

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