While watching this National award-winning film Queen, I had a very interesting discussion with my sister about it in comparison to real life. As we all know that the film is about a young Delhi woman from a traditional family who goes on a solo honeymoon when her wedding is cancelled. The girl Rani (Kangana Ranaut) is dumped just a day before her wedding by her fiancé Vijay (Rajkumar Rao) and the shattered girl decides not to stay at home to lick her wounds, but rather flees to Paris on a journey on which she embarks on makes her ‘Queen’.
This tale is about discovery-of-self where Rani, who is brought up in a loving, protective Indian family, and her peers decide what her life is going to be. But now she is put into a situation where she finally makes the most unlikely decision of her life; she decides to go on her honeymoon alone! What follows is a girl’s journey of getting over her past and eventually getting over herself.
At the end of the film as we can see she is free and happy. She also thanks Vijay for giving her the real Rani who was far away from reality and now she feels like it is the happily ever after, but… do you think that’s the end? No, not at all, that’s just the beginning, the beginning of part 2. Queen Part -2.
In part 2 (created by me and my sister comparing it to real life) Rani is back home, she can see all the pity in the eyes of her family, relatives, neighbours and friends as well. To avoid them she calls up her best friend but again there are discussions about the miserable thing that has happened to her and also gets samples of future plans with nearby examples. Everyone around claimed to completely understand her situation and again conversed about her forthcoming life situation and the formulas to tackle them.
Listening to “hai mera puttar! Hai mera putter”… Everywhere she goes. “Ki ho gaya kudi nu” and the same people laughing at her doom behind her back. She is depressed now but finds it hard to cry in front of her mother who is already broken. She finds no escape from her ill fate and feels like she has nowhere to go. All eyes looking at her, all fingers pointing at her making her difficult to breathe, only struggle, making her weak to think of surrendering to infortune leaving her self-respect behind.
Meanwhile, Vijay is clarifying to society that he did apologise, but it’s Rani who has developed an attitude after getting back from Paris. Mistaking her self-respect to her proudness she will now definitely be addressed as “Delhi ki ghamandi ladki, mere puttar ne toh maafi mangi par Paris jaake isko toh par lag gaye. Pata nai kitne gul khilake aai hogi ye…” Gossips all over after her Facebook posts. “Oh my God” she was wandering around with boys? Also, sharing the same room? What can be her character? Of course, an advanced girl from Delhi might have been doing the same here only. Who knows?”
Back at home, everybody forced her to forgive Vijay as he has played well by apologizing at the right time. His doing is completely defocused and it is managed by the part where he goes to Paris to get her back. “Sorry na… main sab theek kardunga, mummy papa uncle aunty se baat karlenge”. As if what he did was just a mistake but can the broken piece of glass be fixed with the sheer apology?
Each and every person has their own way to make Rani happy and strong but wait… does anyone know what Rani wants in real? Is anyone interested to know what she feels like? How much she has lost by now which can never be recovered? She will try hard to be strong but society will throw stones at her and make her weak enough through character assassinations and maybe that’s when she will break down and surrender herself to fate.
This can be part 2 of the film and the moral will be that if you are a man then do whatever you want to do, nobody is going to blame you for anything. All the rules are for women so no need to worry about whatever mistake you do just stay updated with your girl’s tiniest mistake. Once you find a fault in her you have a huge shield to protect yourself even from unforgivable and it will help you to dig the right size grave for the woman. After all, Men are born with blessings and women are the absolute curse of all time.