Starring: Kangna Ranaut, Rajkumar Rao, Lisa Haydon and many more
Editing: Abhijit Kokate, Anurag Kashyap
Music : Amit Trivedi
Cinematography : Siddharth Diwan, Bobby Singh
Written and Directed by: Vikas Bahl
A film which released with less expectation as acted by Kangna who started acting as a devil woman in films like Krrissh and hence the only connecting factor of the film was the Anurag Kashyap brand producing it and has some rocking numbers by the Dev-D guy. Thats all was the things people were able to predict about this film. So, is the film so simple like how I described.? Its a no-no
Rani (Kangna) is dumped just a day before her wedding by her fiance Vijay (Rajkumar Rao). Agitated after hearing this, she decides to go alone for her pre-booked honeymoon trip, because staying home would not help her to overcome this situation. So, she finds herself in Paris with Vijaylakshmi (Lisa) for her company and 3 more room mates for company in Amsterdam, and the journey she embarks on makes ‘Queen’ the kind of coming- of-age and what happens in the end places a beautiful crown on the top of the lady.
This unusual plot premise could easily have lost its way in a already familiar English Vinglish-style adventure in an alien land and ended up flat but its the ample dose of screenplay which makes this film a winner. On her journey she drinks, dances, got caught by Police, struggles with a stalker, advices a single mom who later happens to be her friend, pole dancer who is indian, like this many. All these things are neatly captured and presented in a enjoyable manner.
Kangna Ranaut’s performance is outstanding. Be it the Rajori girl all excited about her wedding or the girl rejected in marriage as she has not ‘changed’ or the confident girl who makes a place for herself selling golgappas or naively buying sex-toys, hiding her infatuation for an Italian restaurateur or showing deep dejection about fiance, Kangana touches the right chords. Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao lends good support to the story as like the Taka, Tim and Alecjander aka Sikandar. The end credits featuring Taka and Sikandar were really cute.
Amit Trivedi’s songs add value to the scenes and the BGM’s are good. Camera work shows poisse shades of Paris and Amsterdam. Vikas Bahl has made it sure that all the scenes are perfectly shot and utilized well. The director has to be patted for making a film which tells that women has the power and will to come across anything. Don’t miss Queen for anything and everything where Kangna had once again proved her mettle in acting. Queen is a sparkling tremendous little gem. Go for it..!! 🙂