Margarita With A Straw

Margarita With A Straw

2.8 487 Ratings

Directed by : Shonali Bose

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  • Critics Rating 3.3/5
  • MJ Rating 3.6/5
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This is an intensely personal film dealing with a topic that hardly any movies have met on - sexuality and disability. This is a tale about a young rebellious woman who embarks on a breathtaking journey of self-discovery.

Verdict

“Its honest story and inspiring performances make this Margarita worth a try (with or without a straw)! ”

Margarita With A Straw Credit & Casting

Kalki Koechlin

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Margarita With A Straw Box Office

  • Gross: INR 5.60 cr.
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Margarita With A Straw Audience Review

Powerful performance of Kalki and good direction are highlights

| by Madan Mohan Marwah |
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At some time in their careers,most actors look forward to test their acting skills by taking up the role of a person with disability. For example,we have had Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor in "Barfi" and Shahrukh Khan in " My name is Khan."

Now we have Kalki Loechlin playing the role of a girl with cerebral palsy who is all out to lead a normal life. Not only does she have loving and supportive parents but affectionate friends also. She moves from Delhi to New York on a Scholarship and there starts her journey of self discovery.

Experimenting friendship,seeking love and leading a normal life is on the top of her agenda and thanks to the American attitude of looking at her as a normal person ( as compared to India) she pulls on well.. No one complains about her garbled speech as she desperately tries to put her thoughts across. She soon has her sexual encounter with an American colleague some time after she gets aware of her sexual urges.

There are some complications as she commences a lesbian relationship with a visually impaired Pakistani girl student ( Sayani Gupta). It then dawns on her that she is a bisexual and this she tries to put across to her mother ( Revathy) who naturally finds it difficult to accept it at first.

This film is a major triumph for both director Shonali Bose for superbly handling all these issues on film and Kalki Koechlin for giving an outstanding performance with all nuances of the complex character.

The director has very subtly and realistically shown us the complexities without making it over dramatic or over the top. All scenes are presented as naturally as possible and do not look contrived. There are no box office compromises.

Kalki is present in almost every scene and she brings out the frailty,warmth and vulnerability of her character exceedingly well. There are a number of close ups of hers which speak volumes of her talent. Her wide sunshine smile makes the character come alive in every scene An award winning performance indeed

Revathy as the mother has also given a good performance.

This is a different type of film in a genre less seen in commercial cinema and as such the film needs to be encouraged.