From the two women-oriented releases of this week, Kangna Ranaut's Queen seems to have outdone Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla starrer 'Gulaab Gang' at the box-office.
'Gulaab Gang' is about Rajjo (Madhuri Dixit) who runs an ashram of sorts where women armed with axes and sickle and dressed in pink nine yards, mete out the evil and seek out justice for one and all, while making hand-ground spices, hand-woven baskets and hand-woven sarees. Queen is about a small town Indian girl who decides to go on her honeymoon alone. Both the women centric films hit the theatres last Friday. Interestingly all eyes seem to be on Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Phantom Films' Queen as the film received an unprecedented response from the industry who have gone on to tout the film as the entertainer of the year, crowning the lead Kangana Ranaut – Bollywood's newest "Queen Bee".
According to Koimoi, Queen has now collected a domestic total of Rs 9.55 crores at the Box Office, whereas Gulaab Gang stands at a domestic total of Rs 8.85 crore at the Box Office.
Few from the Bollywood film industry who have watched Queen, directed by Vikas Bahl, have been praising the actress for her performance ever since, creating a pandemonium of sorts on the social media front, with unanimous applause coming in from all quarters.
Says Shekhar Kapoor, "#Queen has a fresh golden heart, at the centre of which lies a fluid consistent n convincing performance by Kangana Raut. Watch this one."
Says opinion maker Shobhaa De , "Kangana : Superhero of Queen! Loved her. Loved the movie. Didn't miss a 'hero''.
Says Sonakshi Sinha, "Just watched QUEEN. Kangana is phenomenal. Vikas what a film you've made. Congrats Phantom, and thank u for making such a film!!! Sona thumakdi after watching :)".
Says Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhanaa director Aanand L Rai, "Sawqueen.Its emotionally painful & hilariously reaches core of ur heart :)Vikas nailed it.Kangana reaches newer heights as an actor".
Says co-star Rajkumar Rao, "Kangana's performance in #Queen will go down in the history of great performances in Indian cinema. How Brilliant she is. So Proud of her."
"Watched #Queen. Kangana Ranaut has raised the bar for all mainstream, and especially female, actors in Bollywood. She's fearless and awesome." adds Aniruddha Guha.
Says Bhawana Somaya, "What can one say about #KanganaRanaut who never stops to amaze you and who excels in film after film. She walks the part like a breeze…"
Says Richa Chadda, "Queen is a beautiful beautiful beautiful film. Made my soul happy. Kangna slides in to the role like a glove".