• Vikas Bahl deserves applause for steering clear of melodrama and sparing us long monologues. I guess he was right to be satisfied with this film; there is really no need to change a single frame.

  • 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.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    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.

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

  • 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.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Queen gets almost everything right, beginning with its unusual plot. Strangely there is not one but two endings in the film, and the second one seems shoehorned and unnecessary, because the first one does everything and does so perfectly. But all these are just small complaints, not jarring enough to make one dislike the film. So go watch it.

  • Faheem Ruhani
    Faheem Ruhani
    India Today


    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!

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Suparna Sharma
    Suparna Sharma
    Deccan Chronicle


    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.

  • Queen is definitely a step in right direction for Indian cinema. Let’s hope it paves the way for more story-centric films in future. After Vidya and Priyanka, Kangana has staked her claim as the right choice for gutsy roles. And that’s a good thing too.

  • Mansha Rastogi
    Mansha Rastogi


    … is one of the finest films this year that with all its simplicity strikes a chord with the mass. The movie deserves not one but repeated watch.

  • Queen is an ebullient, enjoyable film, its feminist points squirelled into the film’s margins. It’s the breeziest film you can imagine about a person’s transformation in a short span, and Ranuat is winningly responsible for it.

  • Mind-blowing. Brilliant. Awesome. Clean entertainer with a ‘state-of-the-art’ message for every woman… and man. Simply superb! This Women’s Day, go out and celebrate with QUEEN. A movie worth going miles to see!

  • Queen


    A true coming-of-age-story…no cop-out. Now that’s a rare Bollywood gem. Do Not Miss!

  • A true coming-of-age-story…no cop-out. Now that’s a rare Bollywood gem. Do Not Miss!

  • 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.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta


    Kangana Ranaut’s performance in Queen overpowers the film itself. The film will, therefore, not be able to realise its full potential. It will do ordinary business because in centres other than the big cities, the audience looks for excitement in drama more than performance of the cast. Business in cities will definitely be good despite very poor opening as the word of mouth for Kangana’s acting will be supremely positive.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    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.

  • Aparna Mudi
    Aparna Mudi
    Zee News


    The story is etched out well, and it is perfect for the Women`s day theme. Watch the movie to break free from whatever holds you back, and of course Kangana Ranaut.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Mumbai Mirror


    Queen almost defies its bloated running time. I say ‘almost’ because one too many moments of enlightenment are piled on towards the end, none of which are surprising. This is instantly forgiven though, as soon as some very innovative end credits begin to roll.

  • Tanaya Ramyani
    Tanaya Ramyani


    A masterly tapestry of a woman’s self-discovery!
    Queen without doubt belongs to Kangna Ranaut. The character might slightly remind you of Sridevi in English Vinglish, but then, why compare? Rani is a completely fresh character. And we love her! Rajkumar Rao as Vijay may disappoint you a little. But as a complete jerk, Vijay, he did his part pretty well.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    It is impossible to not fall in love with Kangana’s performance as this is possibly her best performance till date. You would be glued to your seats till the last credits roll out, which by the way have been done in The Hangover style. You will get to see the parts you missed in the film by means of photographs and video snippets at the very end. In simple terms, Kangana’s acting prowess has proved that she is a ‘Queen forever’!

  • OneIndia


    Although, the initial part of the film has got some ‘not so necessary’ sound tracks which perhaps is the only little drawback of the film, the entertaining latter half covers up all other issues and will leave the viewers with only applaud for the director and of course, our bubbly Queen, Kangana Ranaut. So folks…just grab your tickets and be ready to fall in love with the Queen.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    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.

  • The brilliance of Queen lies in its subtlety. The film is essentially a feel-good tale about triumphing against the odds, and utilises all possible tropes you’d associate with similar films (English Vinglish, for example), but does so with a slight flourish. The writing is consistently witty. Even in its more indulgent moments, it’s the humour that pulls the film through. Queen is a consistently funny and heart-warming film made of little gems, Kangana Ranaut being the brightest, biggest jewel of the piece. Shine on, you crazy diamond.

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

  • …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!

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    …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!