Saturday, March 4, 2017

Queen of Katwe



It's a delight to watch varied cultures on screen. Africa is a continent of varied cultures and countries.

This a story of a girl who fights poverty, identity and give herself a good life to her family and herself by becoming Grandmaster in chess.


Phiona and her brother sell corn on roads to make a living. They find a place in a slum where children play chess. Games can change the way you look at life. It's a nice feeling to listen to many stories of sportspersons.  

Phiona becomes fascinated with  the game and plays many games under his coach's guidance. 

In the course of her journey, she gets educated with sheer passion for learning. Many instances depict how she struggled with her identity. Any failure in her game reminds her the place she came from. This reminds me of the mindset lesson. We destroy ourselves by our own assumptions.

The above writeup will surely won't do justice for the gist of Phiona's life story. Mira Nair's film, 'Queen of Katwe' is one attempt to share the story and she did great work by the directing the movie in the way she directed. 


Background score enhanced movie experience in a great way. I think I'm on roll for all biographical films. Looking forward to read the book,  The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster by Tim Crothers

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