If you’ve already watched Queen, the Hindi film, then Paris Paris will be a repeat. A teaser from the film released today. Kajal Aggarwal plays Kangana’s role from Queen, and one wishes something would be different.
All that made Kangana the character that she was, is same here – the clothes, dialogues, expressions. Kajal’s marriage breaks. So she goes abroad, alone on her honeymoon to Paris, to become self-confident. She realises things back home are regressive. In Paris women can walk on the streets, make friends with boys, can drink etc. But she still fears her fiance might have had sex with someone else and he shouldn’t have.
We’ve had Tamil films that don’t show families as over protective of women, where calling off a marriage is not the end of the world. Women like Aruvi, who are around same age, and spoilt, don’t go far away from home to become open-minded. Although it ended disappointingly, we saw her grow up with the reality here.
Like Pa Ranjith said at event recently, there’s so much more than these portrayals. He said what he grew up with was very different from what was seen as culture by society. Only a certain type of art and literature gets recognised, he said.
Queen is being remade in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil simultaneously. The makers shot all four films together in Paris, Athens, Nice Frejus, St Rapheal, Mysore, Hyderabad, Gokarna, Thalaserry, Rajahmundry, Virudhunagar and Mumbai.
The have different casts. Paris Paris is directed by actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind. The Telugu film That is Mahalakshmi, stars Tamannaah and is by director Prasanth Varma.
Zam Zam is in Malayalam by Neelakanta Reddy, staring Manjima Mohan as Zama Nazreen. Butterfly in Kannada is directed and produced again by Ramesh Aravind, starring Parul Yadav as Parvati.
Music for the four versions is by Amit Trivedi, who had composed for the original Queen.
Watch the teaser of Paris Paris here:
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