Naïve, obedient, traditional, simple and a small town girl Rani has just one thing on her mind these days – her wedding. But what really happens after she is dumped two days before her wedding shattering not just her dreams but even those of her family? This is the story of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Bollywood movie – Queen. Quintessentially it’s a story of coming of age of a young Delhi girl but a closer look and Queen teaches us many lessons that can be applied to anyone’s life.
Life is not all roses and happiness; once in a while a few thorns manage to prick their way in our lives. Nobody’s life is perfect, not even the richest man can swank of an exultant existence. And it is completely ok to be upset about the downs of life; after all we are just human, eh?
After being pursued for four years, Rani’s fiancé broke off their engagement two days prior to the wedding day. What can be worse for an Indian girl who has always only dreamt of her wedding?
How long are you going to mourn over the so called catastrophe that has wormed itself into your life? Take a few days off, think over the situation you have found yourself in and then fix it! If it is unfixable; then move on.
Rani sulked over her broken engagement for one day and then took matters into her own hands and flew to her honeymoon alone.
Make no plans
Life has a different theory, the more you plan everything and the more different it all turns out to be. Do not plan everything in life; let some things take their own course. But that doesn’t mean you should have no goal. Know your aims and goals but also let your instinct guide you and not your tailor made plans!
For Rani, life was pretty much chalked out, a degree in Home Science, marriage, kids etc etc. but instead she finds herself with a broken engagement and a solo trip to Paris and Amsterdam amidst strangers!
You have just stepped into the corporate world, a completely new experience from the close guarded university life. You are what the big sharks will refer to as rookie, someone who can easily be molded in any way they want! Get to yourself before they get to you. Discover yourself, your talents, strengths, weaknesses etc. You will never know what you are good at until you attempt it.
Rani lived a shielded life with her parents, always being chaperoned by either friends or family members. Living in a foreign country all by herself unlocked various doors for her; befriending strangers, cooking and selling food, exploring places and most importantly, surviving alone.
Some people are like anchors that only pull you down. It is time to let go of such people and move on. Letting go isn’t easy and neither is moving on but without some people life is just much better. When it’s time to make the cut, do it. Sometime in life you will be glad you did it.
A majority of the audience was disappointed with the end of the movie; being Indians we pride ourselves upon family values and emotions. But there is more to life than that. Sometimes our life is more worthy than that of others and it is important to distance people that stand as a hindrance.
As time goes by some of us learn to live with the same life; we build a comfort zone among all the tribulations that we are surrounded with. Take a step out of it and discover life, there will be something a lot more interesting waiting there for you. Discover life anew!
Do let us know what you thought of the movie Queen and if you haven’t seen it yet then you are missing out on a brilliant masterpiece.