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Queen Movie Review

Queen  Rating: 3.96/5 (4th Highest Ever)

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
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.I’m going with four out of five for Queen. It’s an extraordinary journey with a Rani who will stay in your heart.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
QUEEN is about a shy and timid girl who travels to Paris and Amsterdam for her honeymoon all alone, when her beau calls off the wedding at the last minute. A quirky concept, yes. But this coming of age story is indeed enjoyable, despite the hiccups. On the whole, QUEEN 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!
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World (Hindustan Times)
Queen is about the metamorphosis of Rani. Director Vikas Bahl, who has also co-written this delightful story, doesn’t expend too much energy on plot. Nothing much happens. Instead he creates moments, which slowly mold and reshape Rani into a woman with a smile and a spine 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. I’m going with three and a half stars.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahata Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, 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.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:Times of India (TOI)
Kangana Ranaut's performance is outstanding. Whether she's crestfallen or ecstatic, selling golgappas or naively buying s**-toys, hiding her infatuation for an Italian restaurateur or showing deep dejection about her wimpy beau Vijya (Rajkummar Rao), she's a class act. Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao lend good support. But this film belongs to its director Vikas Bahl.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
This is a story of girl meets girl, and you should know upfront that this is not a love story. Unless, of course, we refer to the relationship between the audience and the protagonist. Because I dare you to watch Queen and not fall in love with the character. 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.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
Bahl’s second directorial venture is a delight: his first, ‘Chillar Party’, had some spark, but nothing prepared me for this. The story, which could easily have slipped into mush, stays free of drippy sentimentality, barring one or two raised-violin scenes. And Rani is well on her way to learning the meaning of friendship and freedom in a land far away from home, where girls have to live with the word ‘allowed’ .
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
This is a film that is no less tangy than the gol gappas that Rajouri Garden girl Rani Mehra rustles up in an Italian pizzeria in faraway Amsterdam. The bright and breezy Queen does not require even “two minutes”  to work its magic. It hits its straps from the very outset. Queen is spicy, balmy and uplifting. Like good gol gappas, it leaves a zesty aftertaste that lingers on until long after the ride has ended. It warms the heart and tickles the funny bone with equal force.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror
Director Vikas Bahl (Chillar Party) has crafted one of the better coming-of-age tales in recent times. Expanding on the admirable 2014 motto of Women's Empowerment, Queen's chief strength lies in its authenticity and littler details, right down to the fading henna patterns on Rani's hands.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.
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Ratings:4.5/5 Review By: Gayatri Jayaraman Site:India Today
The delightful film tells a simple story: that of a young Indian girl from Rajouri Garden in New Delhi, dumped by her fiance two days before her wedding, who chooses to go on the prebooked honeymoon. And that is the film's beauty: its pauses, its silences, its not saying too much when it can say less.  Cocoon-like, Vikas Bahl allows the woman to emerge from the turmoil, in her own way, on her own terms, and that is uniquely a mastery of his own.
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Ratings:4.5/5 Review By: Sarita Tanwar Site:DNA
Except that I can see women audience relating more to this. It's not really a chick flick but yes, the actress is the protagonist here, and those films are 'generally' not considered commercially viable. But that is such a small non-problem when this movie gets everything else so right.Queen is irresistible. Highly recommended. A must-see film. You will leave the theatre with your heart humming happily.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Mihir Fadnavis Site:FirstPost
There are two or three things that seem to not be in sync with the rest of the film’s pitch perfect balance. A few times English lines from one character are repeated (read: spoonfed) in Hindi by another character. 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.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
Have you ever watched a film that has you smile all through its run time, even when a silent tear drops down your face? Queen does that for me. Vikas Bahl eloquently traps the gradual transformation of Rani’s middle class terminology into a self assured laconic ‘thank you’. It could have been very forgettable and limp but Kangana’s poise pulls through the film marvellously. Queen is a winner and does it all in a regal style almost to give most film lovers a cinematic orgasm of sorts. Savor this one!
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  1. as Expected its True matchwinner in all movie lovers

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  2. I think it will be fun

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    1. I agree story and reviews look interesting

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    2. The story line has been taken from the romantic novel 'Honeymoon for one' It is indeed sad to see such blatant stealing.

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  3. My god what a film yr... Reviews jst what i was xpecting from this movie while watching

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  4. Yes Kangna!!!! I know you can do it.

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  5. i think this is the first time shubra gupta has given 4 star to a bollywood movie .

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  6. One of the best performance by kangna a honest attempt by the director don't miss it guys 4 stars form me too

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  7. Awesome movie!!! Incredible performance by Kangana. Cheers!! a Must watch movie.

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  8. QUEEN:
    Kangana arrives…and how!...in this deliciously delightful film of the season! [4/5]

    When everyone else is busy discussing the issue on news panels as 2014 supposedly being the year of Women Empowerment, Producer-turned-director Vikas Bahl has done his bit full-heartedly, loud and clear with his second and the most delightful film of the year, crowned already in its name. ‘QUEEN’ powerfully belongs to the genre called ‘slice of life’ movies where every ounce of emotions, every piece in the settings and each shade of events is authentic, appropriate, raw & relatable. And then, there is Kangana Ranaut- the gifted conductor without any baton who single-handedly orchestrates all of it to create a magnificently charming film. Make a nice cozy room for this in your hearts. It’s not going to leave any soon.

    Rani [Kangana as a surprising revelation] is a typical ‘Rajauri’ girl of West Delhi who’s all excited to loose her ‘virginity ka vrat’ since it’s just a couple of days more for her to get married with his prince charming Vijay [Rajkumar Rao in a comparatively smaller but significant role]. While good things are in wait for its turn, bad knocks the door first. She’s been dumped for not being modern enough to match the status of the London-retuned eligible groom. Rani is shattered but doesn’t want to miss her last chance to taste freedom as the pre-planned honeymoon package in Paris is still on. And then, begins a fascinating yet simple journey starting with a maze of ambiguity, resistance, conflicts and winding up in the unfastened ends of independence, liberty and freedom to live happily ever after.

    Sounding similar to ENGLISH-VINGLISH, ‘QUEEN’ is not more than a distant relative who never actually has met with the other. Rani here is more spirited and progressively more opened up soul than anyone you have seen on screen. Her first reactions to anything inventive towards her are immediate, simple and carefree. Her tricky tactics to deal with any unseen, enforced situation might have its own logic behind but are totally entertaining to have you in splits. So, she can be apprehensively charmed by people doing ‘lip-to-lip’ kisses. She can also recount the state of women in India where they aren’t allowed to even burp in public and that too without making it a loud protest. Well-written!!

    QUEEN belongs to Kangana. She owns it as much as any legendary actresses do to their lifetime roles. She succeeds to make your heart somber in pain but does an outstanding job to bring tons of smiles on your face. Every actor needs a character he could slip into to make it alive. For Kangana, this is it. Rajkumar Rao makes his presence felt. Lisa Haydon is good as Rani’s confidante in Paris. Actors as her friends-cum-roomies are perfectly cast.

    Director’s sweet remembrance audio-visual to film’s late cinematographer Bobby Singh, Amit Trivedi’s uplifting songs & background score, delicious dialogues co-written by Kangana herself and a total breezy-fresh and funny tone to the film are added features that don’t allow you to miss it at any cost. Include it in your to-do list for this weekend, soon after finishing this review. Others can wait! QUEEN shouldn’t!! [4/5]

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    1. What a lovely review for a lovely movie..u are doing a hell of a job..kudos

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    2. wow you express it so well gaurav its always a pleasure to read your reviews

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    3. thanks guys, for your kind words!!!...keeps me going!! :)

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    4. hey gaurav..just love way u write..........u are ardent fan of movies.......best part is u r the only reviewer i have to look forward for watching movies............kangana too cool ...how come u review all the movies ......r u totally devoted to movies or doing as part of work.........3 cheers to u..

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    5. i think this review is the best one ever i have read in my whole lifetime...

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  9. Kangana should win all awards next year for Queen. Hats off!

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    1. I hate Indian awards because believe they will neglect such performance when coming to awards. Remember Paan singh tomar, lunchbox or ship of Theseus. Sad but true.

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  10. must watch all juz great movie!!!

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  11. which are the 2nd and 3rd highest rated movie ever on bollymoviereviewz ?...highest rated is The Lunchbox...

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    1. 2nd and 3rd highest rated movies are 2008's Wednesday and 2009' s Kaminey both rated 4 though at that time period there used to be fewer reviews available online

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  12. A must watch movie...i completely agree wid the reviews...u vl leave d theatre wid a smile on ur face nd wid ur heart humming happily..I request..please watch...kangana rocks wid her Acting..Recommendable movie..

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  13. Such movies deserves more from Indian cinema. I hate when such movies are missed by audiences. Queen is one such movie you want to se again and again. Very simple yet very beautiful. And Kangana did an award winning performance with such grace.

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  14. Kya reviews ha yaar mind block hogya i think queen will not do well baab reviews dekratho wow i wana go to movie but there is board exams to me shit......

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  15. Kya movie ha yaar i think queen will be not do well i think total siyappa will be hit scene reverse kya reviews ha yaar baaab wow i wana watch this movie

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  16. movie doesnt deserve this much ratings as it is not all interesting to keep you engage,though kangna's acting was superb..

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    1. I think you dont understand the movie ..?

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  17. a highly recommended movie. U can miss any KHAN movie but dont miss it.

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  18. I am glad that Indian cinema has finally started concentrating more on women centric films. Not only it is an experiment but the filmmakers have now started realizing the change in taste of Indian audiences. Kahaani, Dirty Picture and English Vinglish are the clear examples of it. Vikas Bahl’s Queen follows the same league.

    Queen is the story of Rani (Kangana Ranaut) who hails from Rajouri Garden, Delhi (as she mentions herself). Rani is dumped by her fiancée Vijay (Rajkumar Rao) just before a day of their marriage. Even after the biggest setback of her life, Rani decides to move on and goes to her honeymoon (Paris and Amsterdam) all alone. Rani goes through different misadventures abroad which help her to grow as an individual.

    Queen comes as a breath of fresh air. Kudos to the director for wonderful execution of the script! Vijay Bahl manages to capture the pain and agony of the character which is brilliant. The conversations of Rani with her foreign friends are worth a laugh especially the Santa Banta Non-Veg jokes or the Sex toys store scene. The film is a little slow in its second half which interrupts its momentum.

    The film solely belongs to Kangana Ranaut. She is back with a bang. This is easily one of her best performances in hindi cinema. Look at her dialogue delivery or the dance performance after some alcohol; those scenes are hilarious to watch. Rajkumar Rao is natural. Lisa Haydon is okay.

    Queen teaches you an important lesson of why is it important to step out of your comfort zone. Spare some time and do watch it please. This Queen (Kangana Ranaut) is worth your hard earned money.

    Rating- 3.5/5

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  19. Boring movie not at all inspiring nor deserve ratings.Critics mind is like women a mystery.I never felt entertained in the movie.I did not pay for a ticket to appreciate anbody talent.Better avoid.
    Movie is better as a novel women centric.Vague resemblence to English Vinglish except here the stupid hero after lot of dating refuses marriage due to indianess of the protagonist.

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    1. You don't understand quality movies...so stop watching movies

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    2. I agree-boring movie

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  20. Superb movie.. A must watch.. Finally a sensible film after taare zameen par..

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  21. shud i watch this movie?

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  22. Queen.....after watching this film.. i m wishing to b a part of this film... ..
    Awsum film.. Kangna act superb. I love Lisa also and solid script and what a Direction...
    I will give 5/5... :)

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  23. Queen.....after watching this film.. i m wishing to b a part of this film... ..
    Awsum film.. Kangna act superb. I love Lisa also and solid script and what a Direction...
    I will give 5/5... :)

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  26. Superb movie
    please watch it
    kangana alone deserves the title Queen

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  27. it was an awsome experience to watch this movie.. even we cannot watch this type of movies in hollywood. love you kangana....i watched this movie 5 times and still i can say i can watch it more times....

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  28. HOW THE MOVIES AVERAGE RATING IS 3.96 ? SHOULD BE 4

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