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Queen, a new beginning!



A notion where women are a straight up nobody without a man is fairly common in the society we live in, where independence for women is considered a curse or a crisis for people.


A media piece that blew stereotypes and promoted women empowerment in the name of self-sufficiency and independence is “Queen”. This movie challenges not just gender norms but also what society considers appropriate in a man-made world. A 2013 hindi film starring Kangana Ranaut as Rani Mehra teaches us the true meaning of self-love and contentment. After being ditched a day before her wedding by her fiancé, Rani sets out for a solo honeymoon in Paris and lives a new life, full of experiences, memories, emotions and exposure, without a man, which is a major step forward considering the small and traditional town Rani belongs to. Rani realizes that with her head in the right direction, there was nothing stopping her. She was more than just a girl with a broken wedding, she was everything and beyond and having a man did not define who she was. From living on her own to becoming an entrepreneur and getting applauded by a renowned French chef, there was nothing she could not do.


Not only does Queen reflect upon a beautiful media peace but also gives one hope to never give up. There are very few movies that give an insightful experience of feminism and Queen achieved it in a wonderful manner. It embeds a sense of self will and motivation in to women of all ages, to see beyond traditions and societal expectations. This movie shows us that regardless of what happens today, the next day is up to us and it is us, who will decide if we want to move ahead with a fresh start or not.


With this, I conclude with an open end, waiting to hear what you liked or disliked about this piece.

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Syed Haris Ali
Syed Haris Ali
Jul 08, 2021

This is the best thing ever happened in Bollywood. You when making the movie the director and producer were short of funds and there were very few sponsors for this movie due to its story. This shows the interest of the stakeholders in spreading the positivity. Yet, the movie with such limited budget made an impact.

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Sara Arif
Sara Arif
Jul 09, 2021
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People should have more faith in stories tbh


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I haven't watched the movie but this review definitely makes me want to! So glad that such a representation of women exists!

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Sara Arif
Sara Arif
Jul 09, 2021
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I think you will love it! You should definitely watch it or if you want we can watch it together on Netflix party

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This is one of my FAVORITE movie ever! The way she is a total Bo$$ ! It was a very different from the typical Indian concept. Truly a master piece. Watching it gave me a sense of empowerment and independence.

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Sara Arif
Sara Arif
Jul 09, 2021
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I watched it at a point in life when I really needed to get back on track and realize my worth. The empowerment it depicted was something that really changed my mind.

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Queen is my one of the favorite movies. it is indeed a feminist masterpiece! I want Pakistani Industry to produce such women-centric content as well.

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Sara Arif
Sara Arif
Jul 09, 2021
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Agreed

Pakistani media has so much potential if only they open their eyes and see more than just showing suppressed women getting abused

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This is one of my favorite films ever! Love your take on it. When I watched it for the first time, I watched it with a bunch of people and I remember some of them commented on how the movie would have been more interesting if Rani would have had a romantic relationship with Oleksander. But I'm glad that did not happen as it would've undermined Rani's journey and her growth as an individual. I think it's important to understand that the film is not about love or romance but instead about a woman's journey towards being her own person

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Sara Arif
Sara Arif
Jul 08, 2021
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Completely agree, even though at one point I was like how cute is this guy but then I realized it would hijack the purpose and message of the film.

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