Margarita with a Straw | Movie Review 20 Apr 2015   446


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Star Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Sayani Gupta, Kuljeet Singh, Malhar Khushu, William Moseley
Direction: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar
Genre: Drama
Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

So, a Margarita is usually sweet – but this one has a cutting edge. Laila (Kalki) loves music, romance and people – but cerebral palsy impairs her motor functions. Laila’s loving mother Shubhangi (Revathi) supports her through college…
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Book My Show:

Here’s a film that will make you smile, make you cry and will leave you with a warm feeling of happiness. A film with no villains. No item numbers. No hate. Margarita With a Straw is a benign yet profoundly powerful film…
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Mid-Day:

Director Shonali Bose deserves a round of applause just for taking on an intense and sensitive issue of frustrations and helplessness attached to the unfulfilled sexual desires of a disabled person…
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DNA:

Margarita With A Straw is a slice of life narrative about Laila’s (Kalki Koechlin) search to find sexual acceptance within herself. As the trailers already told you, Laila is not a normal girl by looks – she suffers from cerebral palsy, and needs…
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Bollywood Hungama:

Shubhangini (Revathy)’s life revolves around her son Monu (Malhar Khushu), husband Baljit (Kuljeet Singh) and her wheelchair bound daughter Laila (Kalki Koechlin), who suffers from cerebral palsy…
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NDTV Movies:

Director Shonali Bose and lead actress Kalki Koechlin are on top of their respective games in Margarita, With a Straw, an offbeat drama that is both sensitive and provocative…
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CNN IBN:

Powered by a staggering performance from Kalki Koechlin as a 19-year-old with cerebral palsy, Margarita with a Straw is that rare Indian film that mostly eschews melodrama to give us an honest, sensitive portrait of disability, and the sexual awakening of an Indian teenager…
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The Indian Express:

People with disabilities are people like everyone else, and, like everyone else, have feelings. But this isn’t something we publicly acknowledge, even if we are informed. There may be some dreary discourse about `these things’ in seminars and institutions…
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India Today:

Ever thought of how many ‘unusual’ themes an Indian film can explore? Margarita, With A Straw takes all of those thoughts, adds seven parts of tequila, four parts of cointreau and three parts of some tangy lime juice, and offers you a heady cocktail – with a straw…
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Rediff:

Margarita, With a Straw’s is admirable in its handling of its protagonist and cerebral palsy, says Paloma Sharma. There is nothing great about Margarita, With a Straw…
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Glamsham:

I mean, which director in his or her right mind would pick on such an interesting subject [Cerebral Palsy] and make a mockery out of it? Look at how TAARE ZAMEEN PAR was treated. That’s respecting Special Children and highlighting their plight in a humane manner…
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