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Star Movies Select HD to premier Queen of Katwe

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MUMBAI: Keeping their promise to showcase stellar performances and never-seen-before stories, Star Movies Select HD will air the inspirational true story - Queen of Katwe for the first time on Indian Television.

Directed by Mira Nair, the film features Lupita Nyong’o and is based on the inspiring story of one of Uganda’s highest rated chess players, Phiona Mutesi. The movie will be showcased on Star Movies Select HD on November 11 at 9 PM.

One of the most celebrated directors in India and abroad, Padma Bhushan awardee Mira Nair has made a name for herself with her gritty and powerful films and Queen of Katwe is no different. Nair, who made her mark with the National Award winning film ‘Salaam Bombay,’ has raised the bar even higher with this true-life story.

The film is the story of Ugandan Chess Champion Phiona Mutesi; a grounded individual who comes from a rough, poverty-stricken childhood and yet teaches us that anything is possible if one is willing to learn. Based on a true story, the film is a depiction of Mutesi’s constant battles against the odds and her eventual triumph that puts her at the forefront of her nation.

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