The movie touches your heart right from scene 1. Kangna’s journey begins with the rising crescendo of wedding preparations that takes place in a typical Indian household when somebody is all set to tie the knot.
The movie touches your heart right from scene 1. Kangna’s journey begins with the rising crescendo of wedding preparations that takes place in a typical Indian household when somebody is all set to tie the knot. Ranaut plays an endearing small-town girl in the film who’s yet to come out of her shell, leap out of her nest and get a taste of the how the outside world looks like. And she portrays that delicate quality of naivety with such flawless brilliance. She shines like a sparkling diamond ring in virtually every scene.
The thing with most of us is that we all want to go out there, travel around extensively, hobnob, make new buddies and do something out-and-out crazy like going to a rock show with a bunch of strangers. But Rani, as everyone affectionately calls Kangna in the film, didn’t want any of this. She just packed her bags in order to escape the solitude and sorrow that had been gnawing at her right after her fiancée called off the wedding. The girl who was once petrified of even crossing the roads alone, was now sharing a room in Amsterdam with three men who were strangers, partying in Paris, visiting strip clubs and getting scandalized, yet nonetheless enjoying her heart out.
Rajkumar Yadav (Vijay) is the one who jilts Rani at the altar, leaving her in a state of distress. Yadav plays this annoying little fellow who doesn’t have a spine. He does what he is taught to – to dominate his lady and not encourage her to take her own decisions. The Kai Po Che actor showcases the hypocrisy of such a person with great conviction.
When you are not getting infuriated by Rajkumar, you are gawking unabashedly at Lisa Haydon, doesn’t matter if you are a niño or a chica. She is hot from head to toe. She plays the girl Kangna bumps into in Paris. Initially when Ms Ranaut discovers her name is Vijaylaxmi aka Vijay, she thinks of the misery that name has bought about in her life. She thinks how her cowardly fiancé’s name is trailing behind her like the train of a gown. But surprisingly Vijaylaxmi is someone Rani gets extremely close to during the course of her travel. Even though diametrically different personalities they connect and how! Lisa is a hippy at heart, wearing the skimpiest of bib and tucker and Kangna – the goody-goody gal, who knows the rules of the society by heart, at the back of her hand.
The de-glam look, those clumsy dance moves, that silly and goofy smile, Kanga does a great job of creating a new character, someone who’s not even remotely similar to her in real life. She tells Santa-Banta jokes to firangs with absolutely no fear of being labeled as a ‘loser’. That’s Rani aka Queen for you. You have to watch this one if you believe travelling brings about a beautiful transformation in you, something that sitting in your suffocating cubicles doesn’t…