Queen (2013 film)

2014 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Vikas Bahl / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Queen is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Madhu Mantena. The film stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead role, with Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao playing supporting roles.[4] The film follows the story of Rani Mehra, a diffident Punjabi girl from New Delhi who embarks on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam by herself after her fiancé calls off their wedding.[5][6]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byVikas Bahl
Written byAnvita Dutt Guptan
Screenplay byVikas Bahl
Chaitally Parmar
Parveez Shaikh
Story byVikas Bahl
Produced byAnurag Kashyap
Vikramaditya Motwane
StarringKangana Ranaut
Rajkummar Rao
Lisa Haydon
CinematographyBobby Singh
Additional Cinematography:
Siddharth Diwan
Edited byAbhijit Kokate
Anurag Kashyap
Music byAmit Trivedi
Distributed byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • October 2013 (2013-10) (Busan)
  • 7 March 2014 (2014-03-07)
Running time
146 minutes[1]
Budget23 crore[2]
Box office95.04 crore[3]

Bahl co-wrote the script of Queen with Chaitally Parmar and Parveez Shaikh. Anvita Dutt Guptan wrote the dialogues for the film. Ranaut, who was encouraged by Bahl to improvise her lines during filming, is recognized as an additional dialogue writer. Amit Trivedi provided the musical score and Guptan also wrote the lyrics. Principal photography of Queen began in 2012 and took 45 days to complete.[7][8][9] Queen received universal critical acclaim, praised for its direction, screenplay and Ranaut's titular performance, with various critics and publications citing it as the best Indian film of 2014. Made on a budget of 23 crore (US$2.9 million),[2] the film earned over 95 crore (US$12 million) at the global box-office, emerging as a commercial success.[3] It is one of the highest-grossing Indian films featuring a female protagonist.[10] The film won several accolades at prominent Indian and international award ceremonies. At the 60th Filmfare Awards ceremony, the film received a leading 13 nominations and won a leading 6 awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Bahl), and Best Actress (Ranaut). At the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony, the film won the Best Hindi Film (Bahl) and Best Actress (Ranaut).

Queen is cited as a groundbreaking and an influential feminist film by many scholars.[11] Over the years, the film has built a strong cult following. It was named as one of the best films of the decade (2010s) by multiple publications such as Paste and Film Companion. Several publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine[12] and Cosmopolitan have named it as one of the best films of Indian Cinema.[13][12] Shubhra Gupta from The Indian Express named Queen as one of India's 75 most iconic and finest films that celebrate the journey of the country.[14][15] British Film Institute ranked Queen amongst the 10 greatest Bollywood films of the 21st century.[16]

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