Queen of Katwe 2016: Movie Review

Queen of Katwe: Movie Review

Queen of Katwe is an American sports drama film by Mira Nair, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and ESPN Films. The film is based on the life of a chess player Phiona Mutesi of Uganda.  The film got released today on in North America and will be released on 30th September 2016. The screening was done at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Queen of Katwe: Star Cast

Queen of Katwe: Movie Review
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  • Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi
  • David Oyelowo as Robert Katende
  • Lupita Nyong’o as Nakku Harriet
  • Martin Kabanza as Mugabi Brian
  • Taryn Kyaze as Night (as Taryn “Kay” Kyaze)
  • Ivan Jacobo as Young Richard
  • Nicolas Levesque as Older Richard
  • Ronald Ssemaganda as Ivan
  • Ethan Nazario Lubega as Benjamin
  • Nikita Waligwa as Gloria
  • Edgar Kanyike as Joseph
  • Esther Tebandeke as Sara Katende

Queen of Katwe: Story Plot

In “Queen of Katwe,” a poor, unskilled young lady in Uganda beats her tutor at a round of chess by speculation eight pushes forward, then goes ahead to demonstrate her ability in a progression of emotional competitions. You may end up recollecting the plots of different stories about children who satisfy their fantasies by triumphing against overwhelming chances.

Be that as it may, this uncommonly influencing film, directed by Mira Nair, rises above the well-known recipe. It’s family diversion in the freshest feeling of the term, a true to life show, in light of a genuine story, that has more hues such as enthusiastic and additionally visual.

Critics Review

Queen of Katwe: Movie Review
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The film currently has an 86% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with some good praises from the critics as well as the audiences. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott said about Queen of Katwe “Irresistible” is one of those adjectives that critics should handle with utmost care. No matter how universally charming or winning a movie or a performance might seem to be, there is always a chance that somebody, somewhere, will be able to resist it.

For all, I know that may be the case with Queen of Katwe, but if there is anyone out there capable of remaining unmoved by this true-life triumph-of-the-underdog sports story, I don’t think I want to meet that person.

Final Verdict

It is a good film with a true storyline. This is overall a good film to watch, and it will convey a message of humanity and love. The director tries to capture some good moments of love and happiness of the people of Uganda.

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