Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Vinay Singh, Bokyo Mish, Jeffrey Ho, Joseph
Guitobh, Canadea Lopez Marco
2 hours 26 minutes
Kangana Ranaut’s spectacular and terrific performance. A movie with less words,
and zero melodrama. The movie begins with the loud Punjabi Wedding – mehandi,
sangeet celebrations of Rani aka Queen (played by Kangana Ranaut). It is great
to see Rani’s self-talk as a bride-in-making about lot many things viz. her
friend ought to be dancing in her mehandi, young kid brother Chintu ought to be
taking photographs of her on her mobile etc. Devastated by the last minute
‘call off’ of the relationship by her fiancée London-returned Vijay Dhingra (Rajkummar
Rao), she decides to fly (with her family’ support) for her pre-planned
honeymoon all alone to Paris and Amsterdam. Here Rani starts her voyage of self-discovery,
a girl from Rajouri Garden of Delhi, over protective daughter of a Mithaiwala (businessman)
to a foreign land absolutely on her own. It is really wonderful to see Rani
emerge from her turmoil.
ordinary theme into a great story of triumph of an ordinary girl, regaining her
self-esteem, and relooking at life from a very different perspective. Vikas is
not at all judgmental in projecting the east and west lifestyles.
Paris and French-Indian single mom, who turned to be a good friend of Rani has
done full justice to her role. Vikas Bahl has thoughtfully crafted two ‘Vijay’
in the movie, one by Rajkummar Rao and another by Lisa Haydon, one responsible
for the ‘miseries’ (can we say so…?) in Rani’s life, and another showing her a
different path to her independent and self-worthy life.
multi-cultural trio: White, Black and Asian. Certain scenes are just hilarious.
Rani is absolutely shown on her way to learn freedom, friendship, togetherness,
yet skyping with her family in India ten times a day.
very good. Rajkummar Rao as Vijay has given a great performance as a regular obnoxious
boy who wants a girl (who should not be working, yet modern in looks) within
his framework. He excels in almost all the frames: in his efforts to persuade
Rani for his love, then rejecting her, and also as the one who wants to win
back the girl and her love when he finds that she has started fitting into his
transformation of Rani along with the fading of Mehandi on her hands into a
confident self-assured girl. Rani tells us that is it necessary to be victim to
someone else’s deeds, someone else’s rejection ? There is a beautiful scene in
the movie that soon after cancellation of the marriage and crying for almost
the whole night, she gets up and eats the same Shaadi ke Laddu which was kept
in her room.
great facial expressions, her innocence, her carrying off kurtis to beautiful stylish
costumes. Absolutely natural look is given to her.
Amsterdam have been captured nicely by the cinematographer.
be the queen of your heart.