Rani (Kangana Ranaut) is the quintessential Indian girl who is excited for her marriage with her fiancÃ© Vijay (Rajkumar Rao). Therefore, it's not surprising that Rani is heartbroken when Vijay calls off the wedding. Shattered, she decides to go on her dream honeymoon, alone. What follows is an exciting, fun journey to Paris and Amsterdam. While exploring the unknown, she ends up discovering herself.
The director puts forward a simple story devoid of unnecessary melodrama. One may argue about the story's novelty, but it is the treatment and subtle nuances that makes Queen stand tall.
Vikas Bahl, deserves a roaring applause for his understanding of how less can say more. His precise detailing is the essence of the film. Amit Trivedi's music too blends perfectly in the mix.
A crisp and mature screenplay, with understated yet quirky dialogues makes the film exceptionally original. The embedded message of feminism is never in your face. Editing could have been tighter, but it still is sure to keep you glued to your seats. However, the cherry on the cake is the film's climax; that leaves the audience smiling, even after they leave the cinema halls.
For every actor, there comes a performance that marks the peak in their career. Kangana Ranaut shines splendidly. She embraces the character with elegance and understanding that is way beyond what she has done so far. Her body language speaks volumes. Rajkumar Rao is effortlessly convincing in his role. Lisa Haydon is a surprise 'Patakka' who sails through with a sensuous flair.
On the whole, Queen is honest and refreshing with a sweet aftertaste. Above all, it is a journey of self-discovery that everyone must embark upon. We give the film a ton of Claps that it deserves!