This Margarita is unlike any other margarita you have had at a bar or cocktail lounge. It has taste, veracity and serenity that leaves you speechless and yearning for more from this movie. It hits theaters on Friday, 17th April, 2015.
Margarita With A Straw was earlier named Choone Chali Aasman for its Indian release & Margarita With A Straw for its International release is an Indian film directed by Shonali Bose, starring Kalki Koechlin. Laila is a rebellious young girl with cerebral palsy. She leaves her home in India after she is rejected by her crush to study on scholarship in New York University. In New York, she unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.
What worked for the film was its eccentric theme and a very refreshing approach over a real life issue. The actors played the roles wonderfully and rendered everyone speechless. We meet Laila at an age in which she is acutely aware of her sexuality, and secretly surfs internet porn, an age we can all relate to. The wonderful portrayal of characters and their enigmas, an Indian family, dealing with a daughter with disabilities and being proud of her rather than succumbing her into a world of depression is commendable.
What didn’t work for the film was the fact that it was a tad bit slow in its wake. Its rich moments of joy and sadness did make a connection with the girl but in a country where homosexuality is a criminal offense, it states to differ, whether this beauty of a movie, will sail or sink.
Our predicament is that this is one movie that even left our PK hero, Aamir Khan in tears, it’s a must watch for all those people who have a rich taste for films that touch your heart with a story so sensitive yet beautiful.