March 1, 2014 13:42:44 IST By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
There are films in the lives of actors and actresses that become their defining moments and emerge as catalyst in impressive there acting prowess on the minds of the fraternity and the fans for long times to come. Kangana Ranaut is at the cusp of that moment for sure, with her latest offering QUEEN, which would be vying for eyeballs along with the earlier divas of Bollywood when QUEEN would be released along with GULAAB GANG on the same day.
Kangana Ranaut as an actress had made her mark through a scintillating performance in TANU WEDS MANU but subsequently meandered along in trying to be glamorous, but it was evident from her performances in the scores of films that she did, that her heart was not in it. Now that Vikas Bahl gave her an opportunity to draw her strength and the sensibilities of the upbringing as a small town girl and leverage it through her performance in QUEEN she indeed has pulled off a mean punch. She represents the aspirations, desires, angst and tribulations of scores of small town girls who dream to enjoy their lives but are burdened under the expectations of the near and dear ones and are not allowed to enjoy the lives. But with QUEEN Kangana Ranaut would for sure encourage these girls of small towns spread all over the country to rise up and claim there space.
On the face of it she has also turned the paradigms of performances of small town girl on the silver screen through her performance in QUEEN, wherein the performance has not been de-glamorised by the attire, but through the conviction of emotions that she has used in enacting the role of QUEEN. Honeymoon is an aspiration for all the newlyweds, but it in most of the times is an experience that goes sour, so why not go on the honeymoon on one's own, enjoy the life and then come back as it has been done in QUEEN, where Kangana decided to go on her honeymoon all by herself.
Kangana Ranaut could be amongst few girls in the industry who hails from a small town and with new breed of directors from small towns trying to make their mark in the world of Hindi cinema through innovative content, through her performance in QUEEN she indeed is sending a strong message to these new directors to capitalize on the opportunity and experiment with their story ideas.
There is always a very thin dividing line between going overboard in executing the role of a small town girl and delivering with panache (normally it so happens that such enactments so far have gone totally overboard), but if one has the sensibilities and the experience to draw from, which Kangana Ranaut is in an envious position to do, the performance that is delivered is scintillating. Kangana Ranaut indeed would be the QUEEN to watch out for and 2014 is the year that for sure would give her career a real push.