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Queen

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Critic Rating

8.1

31 Reviews
26 Ratings
100%
in favor

Audience Rating

8.2
7 Reviews
46 Ratings

Movie Info

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Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Queen is a Romantic-Drama film about a small-town Indian girl, who decides to go on her honeymoon alone. Wikipedia

Queen Reviews

8

It' an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, and Rani stays in your heart.Ultimately, it's Kangana Ranaut who makes you root for Rani from the word go. The best way to describe her fabulous performance is by confessing that I forgot I was watching Kangana. It's a raw, nuanced, delicately comical performance, and Bahl rightfully builds his film around his fearless, quirky heroine.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

8

The story, which could easily have slipped into mush, stays free of drippy sentimentality, barring one or two raised-violin scenes. This could have turned into a clichéd international-accented soup, but despite a couple of exaggerated mis-steps, it stays grounded.

Raja Sen
Rediff

8

Queen is a good entertainer, sure, but, more critically, it is a showcase for an actress poised to reign. This is one of those monumental moments when you feel the movies shift, and nothing remains the same. I've seen the future, baby, and it's Kangana.

Subhash K Jha
Indian Express

9

If you miss "Queen", you may never get a chance to know how Rani journeyed into self-actualization. And that would be your loss entirely.

Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

7

Ultimately Queen is Kangana’s triumph. I left the theater thinking about Rani and how the rest of her life would pan out. It’s not often you do that with a Bollywood character.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

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Kangana really impresses with her performance. Though Rajkummar does not have much of a screen space, he plays the regressive fiancé perfectly. If there is one reason why you should watch the film, it is Kangana's acting.

Suparna Sharma
Deccan Chronicle

7

Queen is a well-meaning, well-mannered film that's funny and packs in small, elevating, but palatable messages. It challenges nothing. It just shows an Indian girl slowly, gently renegotiating life while remaining true to who she is.

Don’t miss Queen for anything. It is a sparkling little gem. Both the actress and the director use that element of gaucherie in the character to great effect, crafting a believable and adorable heroine who evokes both empathy and enchantment.

Meena Iyer
Times Of India

8

Kangana Ranaut's performance is outstanding. Whether she's crestfallen or ecstatic, selling golgappas or naively buying sex-toys, hiding her infatuation for an Italian restaurateur or showing deep dejection about her wimpy beau Vijya (Rajkummar Rao), she's a class act.

This is a fun film, and the lead performance makes a difference. After “Dedh Ishqiya”, “Hasee Toh Phasee”, “Highway” and now “Queen”, it seems Bollywood is finally getting rid of the coy, virtuous heroine for good. That might be the best thing that’s happened this year.

Queen is irresistible. Highly recommended. A must-see film. You will leave the theatre with your heart humming happily.

8

...easily one of the most accomplished films made in a long time. The skillful direction of Vikas and Kangana’s easy virtuoso makes this one an indulgent affair. For the constant smile that it left on my face, the hiccups were all forgettable. I am going with 4/5 and recommend you don’t it for the world. Scores above Bravura!

Faheem Ruhani
India Today

8

It's rare that Bollywood empowers it's young, lead female protagonist with a role as brilliant and liberating. Queen is one of those few films that you wouldn't mind watching again. Absolutely recommended!

9

Queen is a journey of self transformation every woman, dumped at the altar or not, must take.

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama

8

...reinvents the genre with its non-formulaic screenplay and skilled direction. A charming little film, this one's made with heart and feeling and it shows. Absolutely recommended!

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times

8

Vikas Bahl’s Queen is an utterly delightful film that will bring a big smile on your face when you walk out of the auditorium. Smartly written with great attention to detail and extremely well acted, it is the kind of film that reminds you of the reason why you fell in love with movies in the first place. And if Bollywood can make such good films sans all the A list stars, then more power to it.

Audience Reviews for Queen

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    194 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    9

    Vikas Bahl's 'Queen' is a revolutionary candyfloss cinematic experience. Not only is it the most deliciously entertaining film of the year, but it is so hard-hitting that it is also the strongest Hindi- Indian- film of the year. Not only does it capitalize the women quite effectively, it celebrates their indpendence. A woman doesn't need someone to make friends- meet herself. And that's what makes it a really solid drama, and let me report, after 19 years of DDLJ we have got a classic again.
    It is Kangana Ranaut's most well pulled off performance. The best performance by a female actor in this decade. She is smart, ferocious, timid and free. She is written really well- she has all the priceless moments in the film, and ofcourse, she IS the film. The story of a middle class valued girl dumped in marriage by her to-be husband is surely emotional. But what follows is what makes it a standout banger- she is going to her honeymoon alone. She is going to Paris without a partner. There, she will make friends. There, she will meet her life, lost somewhere in the gusty Delhi mornings.
    Above anything, 'Queen' is the brilliant mainstream cinema we longed for. Not only does it tell its story woth conviction, it ultimately changes the template of women's stories in Hindi cinema. So its a 4.5 out of 5 for 'Queen'. Make sure you watch it. It's the most fun Hindi film this year.

    September 26, 19
  • Saheb Abdullah
    Saheb Abdullah
    82 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    8

    This Film Will Easily Feature In Top 10 Indian Female Centeric Film & This Tells About Women Empowerment In The Best Way.I Never Liked Kangana But She Is Unbelievable In This Movie, Makes You Realise That It Is Someone Else.

    May 09, 16
  • Lasit Roy
    Lasit Roy
    32 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    8

    The guts she holds is superb. Good entertainer and yeah revolutionary.

    November 30, 15
  • Neonika
    Neonika
    27 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    9

    This is such a landmark film to come out of Bollywood. A woman's journey from being dumped on the eve of her wedding, to her self-discovery and self-reliance. It will definitely go down in history as one of the game changers for the roles of women in Indian cinema.

    May 18, 15