Margarita With A Straw (2015)

Cast– Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Sayani Gupta

Director– Shonali Bose

Writer– Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar

Simply marvellous.

A beautiful and sensitive portrayal of life of a differently abled girl with spirits always soaring so high .

The movie awakens us to the challenges faced by these people to live a normal life , difficulty they have in the little everyday things that we take for granted , the courage and energy their families have to support their special needs , the lack of facilities and sensitivity in India for these people and how they just crave to be treated at par .

It truthfully and subtly puts across that in spite of the physical limitations, they have the same aspirations , desires , hormones and the same spark for life if given a fair chance .

No words would be fit enough to describe Kalki’s performance. She truly deserves a standing ovation .

Revathi was excellent and so were the rest of the cast .

Hats off to Shonali Bose for not only taking up this bold subject but also to have pulled it off with such aplomb .

The movie is not for those who cannot handle slow movies or tough subjects .

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