What’s Good: Kangana Ranaut’s stunning acting and the dialogues which make you roll in your seats by laughter.
What’s Bad: Nearly nothing. Humor whooshes out of thin air in the second half though it doesn’t affect the flow of story.
Loo breaks: None.
Watch it or not: Vikas Bahl takes you on a long ride from Delhi via Paris-Amsterdam and back, which is driven by the Queen itself and watching the funniest adventure makes you savor it to its fullest. It has everything that you’d want to see in a comedy film. This journey doesn’t tire you, it makes you think of what you’d do if you get caught up in a situation like this.
Direction & Screenplay:
Vikas Bahl yet again paints a colorful world and with his prowess he persuades you to be a part of it. Its a beautiful world out there, you just have to peek and enjoy the privileges and try to savor the moments. This idea becomes the emanation of a sturdy film. When it comes to fun, the film does not hold you for long. a scene when Rani says, “mera humor kafi accha hai”, or when Rani tries to explain how the vibrator works, and it can be used to massage our shoulders. The concentric element that holds the movie together is that it is presented coherently and in a logical manner, and only pertinent humor elements are used in this film. Humor is the aorta of the film, but Vikas Bahl prevents the clot from forming.
Once again it wouldn’t hurt to pay my referential respect to the Screenplay writers. Its not everyday, when a screenplay is as simple and as invigorating as this. It sets everything on the right track. Talk about ambiance, delightful aroma or fierce blaze. It’s not about getting heavy on inconsequential stuff, its about getting it on the spot, what people love. The dialogues too are funny, but the real secret lies in their pragmatic take in the film.
Cinematography & Music:
Clearly when a movie is shot at as many as over 145 locations you need a accomplished cinematographer to create picturesque moments. Bobby Singh and Siddhart h Diwan have fabulously captured every scene in the frame very subtly.
Talking about the music, Amit Trivedi really makes the movie more interesting with his tunes. Amidst all “London Thumakda” and “O Gujariya” stand out. It comes out very enthusiastically and Amit does his magic again.
The presence of Kangana Ranaut has worked again. The mysterious dialogue delivery, the profoundness in her character and acting takes her to another level. She has done exceptionally well in this film, if fact this is what you’d expect from an actor of this caliber. Indeed, her effort shows up on the screen.
Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon too have lived up to the mark. They don’t get to share much screen space Kangana but they are as captivating as the latter.
The Final Word:
Women’s day special Queen is not about weeping about the losses, its about getting up contemplating, exploring the world and yourself and savoring the moments. Queen doesn’t just talk about this, it walks this prickly path, which is enveloped by humor. Kangana makes it very special and it’s worth investing in. This one in a year movie, don’t miss it for the world. I’m going with 4.5/5