Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Q" for "Queen: The movie"

Cast:Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao  
 Director: Vikas Bahl 
Spoilers Ahead

This is again not the review of the movie Queen. This post is to say how much I am awed after watching it. I am so impressed by the movie that even before it ended I decided I will watch it again :)

The plus point of Queen is it is not a cliched bollywood movie. The story is straight to the point and there is no dump of over emotions. I lovvvvvved Kanganna Ranaut's role and the way she executed it. She surely became the queen of the hearts with this movie. The story starts with happening pre-wedding celebrations followed by the heartbreak as the groom rejects Rani uraf Kanganna saying she is not his type as he came back from London and needs a "modern" girl and the criteria of modernity are not met by our Rani. The movie keeps you focused from the first frame where she keeps talking to her self. While every one else is busily practicing the dance for the Sangeet function or occupied in other chores related to wedding our rani keeps murmuring to herself something like this , " Why didn't mom wear a new saree yet? May be she is busy." "My friends told that papa decorated his sweet shop like the shop itself is the bride." "OMG. Day after tomorrow will be my first night. If all goes well I will go to temple." On hearing this you can't  resist smiling and loving Rani from the opening scene.
Different moods of Kanganna in Queen
After getting rejected she first locks her self in her room but by the next dawn she decides that she will go to her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam all alone. Her parents agree to this daring step being taken by their daughter due to an inkling of hope that she may recover from the pain! They part at airport with her mom crying endlessly and with Rani who is not sure about the decision she took!

The real story starts at this juncture. You should go and watch the movie to see what all hardships Rani faces and how she goes out of her comfort zone and makes new friends. She meets Vijaya Lakshmi who is bold , beautiful and carefree. She teaches Rani to be happy at any cost. Rani breaks-free in this trip and experiences so many things for the first time- like drinking , wearing modern dresses, partying and above all smiling and living life to the fullest. She will make you laugh till your stomach hurts and you also may shed a tear if you are emotional! After Paris she goes to Amsterdam and she lands in a situation where she has to share room with three guys Taka, Tim and Oleksander. Eventually the four become great friends and bond effortlessly. Many scenes from Amsterdam are how-llarious :) . The scene where the handsome French restaurant owner argues with Kanganna as she asks garlic, salt and spices to make the food taste Indian like will leave you in splits! All the episodes from Paris and Amsterdam will be etched in your memory and you will love this girl Rani more and more with each frame.

In the end she is a new Rani and gracefully ends the relationship even if her fiancee comes back to her. This is the movie which doesn't rub feminism on your face but subtly gives the message which is highly needed! Do not miss watching queen because it is just flawless. It is like that tasty coffee which will relieve you from headache the monotonous movies :-) . I am going to watch it again!
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Some memorable scenes:

1.) The scene where she gets drunk and speaks her heart out with Vijaya Lakshmi. I just wanted to hug her here.

2.) The video chat with her parents when Vijaya Lakshmi accidentally talks to them :)

3.) Her strength when she tries to escape from a thief who snatches her handbag.

4.) The gol-gappa wala scene where she sells Indian Pani puri and it becomes a big hit.

5.) Her shopping in the Sex-shop of Amsterdam which will again make you LOL

 There are many more scenes which will lead to guffaws :)Three cheers to Vikas Bahl and the entire cast and crew. Amit Trivedi's music just fits the story. A huge round of applause to Kanganna who is the shining star of the movie. Her emotions, expressions , innocence and her dialogues will always stay with you! If  Geet of Jab we met created history, Rani just glorified the history of cinema  :)

Movie Trailer:
 
This is my 17th post for  A to Z challenge 2014

36 comments:

  1. This sounds so good! I love that Rani went on her honeymoon anyway. Is this a recent release?

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    1. yep isn't it wonderful that she went on honeymoon anyway ?
      Ya it is a recent one dyanne. Try for a fine print online after a month or two. It got released last month

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  2. I'm waiting to watch the movie! Right now, there is no full movie version out there yet!

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    1. ya ! may be U shud wait for a while :)
      thanks for ur time here

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  3. I don't recognize her with Streight hair. Also, if she rejected the guy at the end? Good on her. Most Bollywood movies wouldn't have.

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    1. Hmm that is true .. This movie is much more real :)
      THANKS storytreasury
      Welcome to my blog

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  4. I was expecting this Afshan.. Was planning Q - Queen but changed my mind at the last minute.. Anyway well written...

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    1. haha good that u didn't write
      WE would have ended up with similar posts if U did. Thanks for reading my post Salesh

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  5. Rani is so much more your regular Indian girl than Geet, who was a 'museum piece' :). Living a very protected life, listening to everything your parents and teachers say and not questioning anything - the life of an average Indian girl. I love how she realizes her true potential and strength when she has to deal with things alone, from fighting a goon to driving a car in a foreign city!! And yes, the sex-shop scene made me laugh till I cried!! Kangana was outstanding in it!

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    1. True Rani is more real character than Geet. WE all have a bit of Rani in us dont we ?

      Thanks for reading this Fabida. Whatever u mentioned I loved all that

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  6. I liked the movie...but, did not go gaga over it. I went ga ga over the Italian guy who kisses her.

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    1. :) ya that Italian guy is surely tempting:)
      thanks for reading Janaki

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  7. Oh I loved the film. I want to watch it again too! :)

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    1. ya same here :) I will soon be watching it again. waiting it to see if any good print comes out

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  8. I loved the movie for various reasons. Some similar to yours and many others. After years I saw a movie alone. It was liberating. I have been wanting to do it for long but didn't find any movie good enough to put in the effort. I am glad I did it for "Queen".

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    1. So lovely that U went to watch it alone . It is that kind of movie where u need no company / disturbance <3
      Glad u enjoyed

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  9. Now ,I just have to watch this ! What a review ! Thanks for sharing !

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    1. Thanks Vasudha
      Ya do watch when ever u can

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  10. Lovely write up on Queen and gotta catch up on this amazing movie..will check for a good copy on You Tube tomorrow.

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    1. If u get a good copy do let me know too :) thanks for reading vishal

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    2. I finally watched it and loove it loads.Been a huge fan of Imtiaz and uncover the lid of hypocrisy in society.

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  11. Have heard so much about the movie but, thanks to the little one, no time to watch! Your post reflects how much you loved it! :)

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    1. hmm
      May b u can watch it soon online / tv
      Thanks for ur time here

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    1. Thanks Skyline spirit
      Hope u read my posts too

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  13. I loved the movie. Wouldn't mind watching it again :).

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    1. Yep ! All who watch it want to watch again :)
      Thanks Rachna for reading

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  14. Lovely review. It's a shame i still haven't watched 'Queen', but have heard a lot about it. I'll watch it soon. I write @ www.movieroundup.in Check it out when you have time :)

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    1. hahhaa u shud surely catch up this weekend :)

      Ya will drop by ur blog soon ! thanks Haricharan

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  15. The moment with the thief trying to snatch her handbag was a very, very poignant moment. Her performance was awesome but the whole thing was handled in a very ham- handed way by the director. Somehow, I felt that he ruined it.

    Just my two cents though. :)

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  16. So many are giving Q for queen in this a to z challenge!!
    But I am not complaining! The movie deserves it!

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  17. This sounds like it could be something I watch. :)

    Nice 'Q'

    Visiting from AZ.

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  18. love this review! I want to watch it!

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  19. Oh excellent choice, I think! I skipped the spoilers because now I'm intrigued. I will investigate, LOL.

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  20. Afsan this is a Kamaal kaa review. Must see the movie as early as possible.

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