Image: Still from Skater Girl
Skater Girl is a Manjari Makijany-directed 2021 Indian-American coming-of-age sports drama film. The film recently premiered on Netflix and has been creating a lot of buzz on the internet. It has received mixed reviews from the audience. Here are the Skater Girl reviews and reactions from the audience.
After watching Skater Girl on Netflix, a Twitter user called it an inspiring sports drama. He wrote that the film showed how a sport can break all the barriers and how its showcased gender and caste oppression. The best thing about the movie according to him is that the makers built a skatepark in Rajasthan and kept it for children to practice on it instead of just building a set and removing it later.
Another Twitter user mentioned in his Skater Girl review that he was disappointed by Skater Girl on Netflix. He wrote that the Skater Girl cast was good. However, the film had a regular template and an uninteresting screenplay. He added that the treatment of caste discrimination is not new in films. He called it a highly outdated sports drama.
Inspiring Sports Drama 👏👍— Sankar Murugamuthu (@vfx_sankar) June 11, 2021
This film showed how a sport can break all the barriers. Gender, caste oppression.
Best thing about the movie is building a skatepark in Rajasthan for the village kids to learn & play. Instead of typically making a set and remove. #SkaterGirl pic.twitter.com/mCbI77QmHe
#SkaterGirl (English|2021) - NETFLIX— CK_Review (@CKReview1) June 14, 2021
A coming of age story of a rural india skater girl. Prerna & d Kids r gud. Follows regular template with an uninteresting screenplay & cliched scenes. Treatment of caste in story is again not new. A Highly Outdated sports drama. DISAPPOINTED! pic.twitter.com/IFVVBoyIbh
Another Twitter user wrote that if people are looking for a good movie then they should definitely watch Skater Girl. He called it a "gem". One user said in his Skater Girl review that the movie has won their heart. They called it a sensational and empowering story. One netizen tweeted, "I'm watching Skater Girl on Netflix and I'm only crying like every few minutes so I think I'm good."
I'm watching Skater Girl on Netflix and I'm only crying like every few minutes so I think I'm good. pic.twitter.com/h9Ld2CY08t— JC (@hessianchef) June 12, 2021
One user called it well-intentioned and honest in its approach. He added, "Heartwarming fairytale story of a Girl taking flight & enjoying freedom." The film is breaking patriarchy in a subtle way and is laudable. However, he added, that certain topics addressed such as the caste system and education did not gel well.
#SkaterGirl Well Intentioned & Honest in it's approach, Heartwarming fairytale story of a Girl taking flight & enjoying freedom/breaking patriarchy in a subtle way is laudable,Watchable fare & certain topics it wants to address like caste/education doesn't gel well !— Aravind (@Aravind070292) June 11, 2021
The Skater Girl cast features Rachel Sanchita Gupta and Shafin Patel and also stars Amrit Maghera, Jonathan Readwin and Waheeda Rehman. Skater Girl's release date was June 11, 2021, in India. The film is set up in a remote village in Rajasthan and focuses on a local teen and her friends who get obsessed with skating as a new sport. A London-bred advertising executive helps them create a skatepark in the village.
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