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Ladies First (2017)

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An inspirational survival story of Deepika Kumari who, as a girl born on the roadside to abject poverty in rural India, went in search of food, stumbled upon archery, and within 4 years became the Number One archer in the World.

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Uraaz Bahl
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Ladies First tells the story of Deepika Kumari who was born on the roadside to abject poverty in rural India, ventured out on her own at age 12 in search of food and shelter, and stumbled upon archery. Learning that team members were given a meal a day and a roof over their heads, Deepika, who'd never heard of the sport, asked for a tryout. Within four years she became the number one archer in the world, and represented India at two Olympics. We document Deepika's path to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Having to overcome the obstacles of a repressive system, she strives to achieve her dream of becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal. Talent in every country is evenly distributed amongst gender; but opportunities are unfortunately not. In India, we have squandered the unrealized talents of millions of young girls. We hope Deepika's story can help shatter India's tragedy of small expectations for girls and put LADIES FIRST. Written by Shaana Levy Bahl

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India

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Hindi | English

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8 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Mumbai See more »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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Red Ladder Productions See more »
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A must watch
13 March 2018 | by ashchourasia677See all my reviews

It is an inspirational story of one of the finest archers in the world- former number one - Deepika kumari.

The film shows that how by defeating poverty, social prejudice and other challenges, she becomes a successful sports person. The movie also shows her difficult times when she fails to win any medal in London Olympic and Rio Olympic. The film draws the problems in Indian sports like very less inclusion of girl, lack of mental professional to support players and discrimination between girl and boys.

the movie correctly points out that we usually say "ladies first". but when it comes to education, sports, etc we never say girls should be given first chances in these aspects. They fear that girls will overtake boys by such margin that boy can never catch them again.

The movie ends on some positive notes. Deepika tells " i will not give up". And she is burning mid night oil for Olympic 2020, Tokyo. The administration is also providing mental experts to sports person,

i would suggest everyone to watch this.


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