‘Skater Girl,’ a Netflix collaboration between Indian and American filmmakers, tells the story of a young Indian country girl who finds skateboarding. Prerna’s journey from witnessing her first skateboard to competing in national skateboarding contests is a complex social critique, torn between the demands of a traditional society and her developing enthusiasm for the sport. The coming-of-age narrative is realistic and depicts the difficult societal realities that young people, particularly females, face in underdeveloped nations. The phenomena of sports unifying communities is also a significant subject in the film, and it is something that is observed in the real world. Prerna’s narrative has a similar vibe to it.
No, the movie ‘Skater Girl’ is not based on a true story. The film’s realistic facts and true characters are the product of significant on-the-ground research and the inclusion of many genuine skateboarders from rural India in the filming. Manjari and Vinati Makijany co-wrote and directed the film, which addresses women’s empowerment via societal transformation brought on by skating culture. Manjari, who has collaborated with Christopher Nolan on films such as “Dunkirk,” returned to India for her contemporary film, which was inspired by how various worldwide non-profit groups such as Skateistan were changing lives. IMDB