Bollywood Movie Review: Queen

Posted by Dhruvi Shah
MARCH 7, 2014
Queen Movie Review

Queen Movie Review

Have you ever been through a bad break-up? The kind where you don’t understand what happened in a split moment and your world comes crashing down. If you’ve been through the emotional turmoil of a relationship, you’re going to love Queen.

Queen film still

Queen film still

The idea is novel. With difficulty, Rani (Kangana Ranaut) accepts that her fiancé, Vijay (Rajkumar Rao) doesn’t want to marry her, but she decides to go on her honeymoon alone. I wish I had the strength to do that. And on this journey, she really discovers herself. The core subject is that of heart-break and exploring yourself, but it has been injected with humour and passion.

Queen is by far, one of Kangana Ranaut’s best performances. Not only does she have the title role but she also carries the film on her shoulders. She emotes both grief and happiness with equal sincerity and her comic timing is bang on. You can actually see her evolution as an actor in the way she grasps the nuances of her role.

Queen dialogue

Queen dialogue

Of course, due credit here to director and writer Vikas Bahl‘s story, screenplay and direction. You’d think given the subject of the film, wedding shenanigans included, there might be melodrama and exaggeration Bollywood style. The beauty of the film is in its subtlety. The over-the-top moments are actually a mockery of our ways. In fact, the film makes you feel light and I feel the bottom-line is that there isn’t a mountain high enough that you can’t surpass.

Lisa Haydon and Kangana Ranaut

Lisa Haydon and Kangana Ranaut

The supporting cast really adds to the movie. I have a girl crush on Lisa Haydon. How can you not when she plays a hot half-French girl? That aside, dadis are the new cool since Vicky Donor. If only my dadi was as cool as Rani’s. I loved the multi-cultural supporting cast and they all felt like people who one would have met in real life, as opposed to caricatures in films.

Queen film still

Queen film still

The best part about Queen is that it’s like an extraordinary story of an ordinary girl. It’s as if she was presented with life situations (we’ve probably succumbed to) and she decided to turn them over on their head. Kind of like making lemonade tarts when life throws lemons at you.


Go watch Queen and learn to live life queen size.

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  • Lily

    This movie genuinely looks hilarious! I cannot wait to watch it!

    • Dhruvi H Shah

      It is really funny. I’m considering watching it again.

    • sheela kumar

      The best part of the movie is that the issue about woman’s emancipation is put across in a very subtle nuanced and humorous manner !

  • Josie Paris

    Rangoli Chandel

  • ak

    I have been waiting and waiting for this film (I have a serious girl crush on Kangana and this film seems worthy of her talents) and I am so glad that it seems to live up to my expectations. It’s not playing anywhere in NYC (seems like Shaadi ke Side Effects, Total Siyappa and Gulaab Gang have pipped it in the distribution) but am determined to see it.

    Thanks for the review Dhruvi!

    • Dhruvi H Shah

      You’re welcome ak. I hope you get to watch it! :)

  • Pinky ♥ Seenu

    Woohoo Thanku so much It means alot. I mean da review. Now i ll go n wtch da movie for sure coz ur review totally shouts out dat YES ITS A WORTH WATCH. N 4.5 stars. Wow. This is a sure shot worth watch movie then. Thanku for da review.

    • Dhruvi H Shah

      You’re welcome Pinky. Let me know what you think of the movie too! :)

  • Malini S Rajan

    Sounds like such a nice movie especially for people who don’t live “the happily ever after lives”

    • Dhruvi H Shah

      It is!

  • AJ

    Kangana had already proved her mettle in Anurag Basu’s (including her debut) and Madhur Bhandarkar’s films, but looks like it took a Vikas Bahl to bring out the best in her so far. I believe this movie will put her far ahead of any of her contemporaries in terms of acting.

    • Dhruvi H Shah

      I agree AJ. She’s in a league of her own now.

  • Richa

    O wow m so happy with our heroines this year first Parineeti then Alia and now Kangana more power to the girl gang !!! So looking forward to watching it this sunday yay !!

  • Diva Dhawan

    Hilarious! Lisa Haydon my sexy mamaa

  • sheela kumar

    Watched it and absolutely loved it !one of the best movies I have seen in the last few years…Fabulous direction…superb performances …I bow to the Queen and its maker …Kangana a true Rockstar !

  • Monty

    As you know my dear friend, we watched it together and it was great fun! A* movie! Must see!