Margarita with a Straw is not another rags to riches story of a differently-abled person. It targets to show the normalcy and the basic human desires which the protagonist Laila has, just like any other person. Shonali Bose does not intend to show the differently-abled as any different from normal ones. And Kalki Koechlin plays that role to finesse.The film has explored bisexuality in a normal, convincing manner which is a rarity in Hindi cinema. Laila is absolutely unaffected by her limitations, she constantly strives to push them. What New Delhi couldn’t give her, New York did and once there, she let herself go on a voyage of self-discovery.
That takes her to lovers, lets her explore sex and understand herself better.Her journey is one where nothing stops her from living her life. And that is what she intends to do all through.