Margarita With A Straw is all about Laila (Kalki Koechlin) and her journey to find sexual acceptance within herself.
Laila, is a Delhi University student, who was born with cerebral palsy. She moves around in a wheel chair but that doesn’t stop her from loving life. She watches porn, lusts and even has sexual relationships with both with men and a woman.
Khanum (Sayani Gupta), happens to be blind lesbian and both Laila and Khanum stare a traffic relationship that’s been handled very sensitively.
In all of this we have Laila’s Aai (Revathy), who to me, epitomises all that one is looking for in a mother. She is genuine, warm and compassionate and is treat to watch.
In her Delhi University college Laila falls for Tenzin Dalha an when she is in the US, where she goes for a creative writing course, she discovery that she is even attrated to women.
Kalki is superb as Laila and one must say that she has given her heart and soul to this one. Also both Revathi and Sayani are a treat to watch.
It’s not easy to craft a film around one character and still make it interesting, but then Shonali Bose has managed to achieve it in style. One really needs to applaud this lady for what she has merged with Margarita With A Straw.
At the end of it, both Shonali Bose and Kalki Koechlin give us a woman we have never seen in our cinema before.
Kudos to the team who attempted a content like this one and we do hope such films do get the kind of release that they deserve.
This one is a must watch.
After the critically acclaimed Amu (2005), starring Konkona Sen Sharma), Shonali Bose comes back with Margarita With A Straw, a film that will make yo...3.5