Star Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon
Director: Vikas Bahl
Note: There are no spoiler alerts in this review.
Yes, even for a die-hard Bollywood fan like myself, I admit I went too long without watching this movie. Even though it released a few months ago, if you STILL have not seen it – please don’t wait another day to watch this comedy-drama hit!
Bollywood finally gives us a meaningful and realistic film in which we all can relate to in someway or another. This is a story about how the small-town Punjabi girl, Rani (Kangana Ranaut), travels solo to Europe on her honeymoon after her fiancé calls it quits just a day before their wedding. Throughout this journey of self-discovery, you will meet several entertaining characters who uniquely shape Rani’s experiences abroad. A little less on the masala, but a bit more comedy, Queen is the perfect mix for a heart-warming flick.
- The “London Thumakda” song is an all-time hit! Spend time actually listening to the Punjabi lyrics for a good laugh!
- Kangana’s acting is superb – she perfectly captures Rani’s personality
- No significant song and dance numbers to keep you distracted from the storyline
- Lisa Heydon, half-Australian, half-Indian actress – one word: hot.
- The storyline – very simple and to the point!
- I understand Rani is not supposed to have the best fashion sense – but WHY does she have to wear sweaters to night clubs??
- Borderline “overacting” may have been exhibited by some of the actors…but hey, it’s an Indian movie right?
- There was definitely some stereotyping of ethnic groups… Taka!
- Movie length could definitely have been shorter
- Flashbacks of Rani and Vijay, her fiancé, were odd and unnecessary. Instead, perhaps more character development of Vijay would have been helpful.
* Fun Fact * Queen was made for just under $2 million, it earned the equivalent of $8 million in its first two weeks. It released March 7th, sweeping the much-awaited Madhuri film, “Gulaab Gang” which released the same day.
On the whole, Queen is a must-watch film that will bring happiness to the soul. Great watch with family, friends, girls-night, date-night.
Sets/Filming Location: 5/5
Eye Candy: 3.5/5
Length of Movie: 3/5
Overall: **** (4/5) or 8/10
* = flop, don’t even bother
** = time pass, you’ll live if you don’t see it
*** = worth a watch
**** = A hit!
***** = Bollywood Blockbuster