Shonali Bose gives us a Heartfelt film on the Differently-abled

Shonali Bose gives us a Heartfelt film on the Differently-abled

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Jun 30, 2017  Updated On : Apr 23, 2018

A film on disability comes rarely and director Shonali Bose succeeds in bringing it to the mainstream audience in this heart-touching film. Before you take Margarita with a Straw to be another preachy film based on a girl suffering from cerebral palsy, know that Kalki Koechlin’s character Laila is just another ‘normal’ adolescent girl who wants to live her own life, discover the world and herself, and have moments of love and intimacy.

Laila lives in a small apartment with a loving family. Her confined mobility in a wheelchair does not stop her from falling in love. But in a country where differently-abled are simply sympathized with, her heart gets broken by one such person who can’t see beyond her deformities. Fortunately, she leaves for New York in a scholarship and discovers her sexuality, explores intimacy and gets over the fear.




The film is a gentle reminder that people with different physical capabilities are not to be looked down upon but to be respected and facilitated with proper ramps and equipment like they do in western countries. 

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