Anupama Chopra’s review published on Letterboxd:
After Skater Girl was shot in Khempur, a village near Udaipur in Rajasthan, the skating park that was built as a set for the movie was donated to locals. Which is probably the best thing about this well-intentioned but slight film.
Skater Girl is a fairy tale. Debutant director Manjari Makijany and her sister and co-writer Vinati Makijany imagine that a foreigner with a skateboard can triumph over the thorniest fault-lines in rural India – patriarchy, caste, horrific double standards and regressive conservatism. The skateboard isn’t a toy. It becomes a symbol of freedom, courage and resilience. Follow your passion, the film exhorts – without a smidgen of subtlety. The Skater Girl of the title is named Prerna, who of course becomes an inspiration.
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