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Queen Trailer: Does Ramya Krishnan Remind You of Jayalalithaa?

Ramya Krishnan plays Shakthi Sesahdri in Queen.

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The makers of the web series Queen had recently unveiled Ramya Krishnan’s first look and ever since, there has been enough speculation of her playing a certain South Indian superstar-turned-politician. The trailer has finally dropped and after watching it, we can say that it’s no co-incidence that it came out on Dec 5, the third death anniversary of the late J Jayalalithaa. Before we tell you more, watch the trailer here:

The trailer introduces us to Shakthi Seshadri, played by Ramya, who storms a male bastion while proving her skeptics wrong.

It takes us through her various life stages: state topper during her school days, South film industry superstar at the age of 18 and meteoric rise in the world of politics including becoming the youngest chief minister of her state. We also see her tumultuous relationship with GMR, an actor who goes on to become a politician. Need we say more? While the trailer is said to be inspired by true events, the similarities between Shakthi and Jayalalithaa’s lives are more than evident.

Everyone knows how Jayalalithaa kept a near 21-hour vigil next to MGR’s body. This iconic moment has been recreated in the series.
Jayalalithaa standing by MGR’s body when he died in 1987.
Jayalalithaa standing by MGR’s body when he died in 1987.
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This scene from Queen is reminiscent of Jayalalithaa’s 21-hour vigil by MGR’s body.
This scene from Queen is reminiscent of Jayalalithaa’s 21-hour vigil by MGR’s body.
(Photo: YouTube)

We see a stoic Shakthi standing by GMR’s wreath-laden body. Remember the interview where Jayalalithaa bared her heart out to Simi Garewal? We see glimpses of that as well.

Ramya looks convincing as Shakthi.
Ramya looks convincing as Shakthi.
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Ramya totally owns the character and gets under Shakthi’s skin.

You see her with all her flaws, which is what makes her character seem closer to life.

Queen has been directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and Prasad Murugesan and starts streaming on MX Player On Dec 14.

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