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Are you looking for a feel-good film that will heighten your spirit? Are you looking for a good film that will inspire you? Well, Queen of Katwe may be your choice. Now let’s dig into the Queen of Katwe and see what it has in store for us.
Madina Nalwanga, a nine-year old girl, stays with her mother Lupito Nyong’o, brothers and sisters in a simple shack in a poverty-ridden slum in Uganda. They earn by selling corn in the road. They also involve in tapping at the windows of the car owners to sell their product. Nalwanga’s life is changed suddenly when she goes to a chess club managed by a missionary David Oyelowo. Nalwanga gradually realizes that she in fact has a bent of mind for the sport and Oyelowo helps her to sharpen her skills. Nalwanga doesn’t know to read and write but Oyelowo supports her. What happens later in this Disney movie? Watch it in theatres to know.
David Oyelowo gives a superb performance with his empathetic shades. Lupito Nyong’o gives a strong performance as the mother of Nalwanga and expresses profoundly with her eyes. As for Nalwanga herself she does a stunning job with her calm intensity and naivety which attracts her towards the audiences.
Queen of Katwe has been inspired from a book by Tim Krothers. The movie has the backdrop of Africa. It can be considered probably Mira’s best films in the past 10 years. She had done an exceptional job in The Namesake and here it is clear that she is back to form.
What’s not there?
This movie too falls into the category of those sports films that adhere to a specific template. But the way it is treated compensates for this so-called issue .
If you are a keen follower of Mira Nair’s films then this will be the perfect treat for you. Believe in such movies and you will find them deserving your appreciation.
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