Queen is an outstanding movie any which way you look at it. In a rare occurrence in Bollywood, the story, acting, pace, music; everything just comes together effortlessly to give you two and ha half hours of involved watching.
The story is well thought out. Though there are a few coincidences that could have looked contrived elsewhere, here they knit into the story so well that they don’t look implausible. Rani gets stood up on the eve of her wedding by her London based fiancé. He had chased her in the first place but now thinks she is too lowbrow for him. Shattered, she decides to go to Paris on her honeymoon alone. The movie is about how she finds herself and regains her self-esteem.
The cast is top notch with Kangana Ranaut showing once again that she is by far the most talented heroine we have in the present crop. I love the way she takes risks with herself and presents herself in a new and refreshing way in each movie from playing a mentally ill person to a mutant to a simple girl here. She brings an innocence to the role as if this is her first film. That she looks gorgeous even when dowdily dressed is a plus point. (Vidya Balan to take note). Lisa Haydon as the half Indian half Spanish-French friend she makes in Paris is also very good, with a pretty good French accent and a carefree attitude that goes well with her character. Everyone else from Rajkummar Rao as the fiancé to her parents and of course her 3 phirang pals and the Italian guy give us an ensemble that make us live the story.
Amit Trivedi’s music is good too though it sounds too similar to English Vinglish in places.
I chose the perfect movie to watch on Woman’s Day. You go watch it definitely in the week while I book my tickets for a solo vacation to Paris.view less