Margarita, with a Straw (2015)

Hindi Drama
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 35
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Review Summary: A delightful, introspective and touching motion picture. And an amazing turn by Kalki!

Average Critic Rating: (3.28)
Cast: Kalki Koechlin , Revathi , Sayani Gupta
Director: Shonali Bose
Release Date: 17 Apr 2015
Est. Budget: 5.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 5.5 CR

Plot: Laila (Kalki Koechelin) is a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy. She is a student at Delhi University and an aspiring writer who writes lyrics and creates electronic sounds for an indie band at the university. She gets admitted to New York University and moves with her mother (Revathy). Living in Read more

Margarita, with a Straw - Top Reviews

Intoxicating blend of ace performance and heartfelt moments…
Divya Solgama, Moviez Adda
Margarita, with a Straw
Do not pass up a sip of Margarita, With A Straw. It could be life-altering. If nothing else, it will soak you with its warmth.
We watch as our protagonist Laila (Kalki Koechlin) is being hauled up the stairs by complaining, loud-mouthed staff at the university
Sonia Chopra, Sify

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Margarita, with a Straw - All Reviews

The movie Margarita With A Straw was earlier called Choone Chali Aasman in the domestic market
Just Bollywood
Right idea, flawed execution mars this sensitive film
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare
Big issues handled with dignity in story of student Laila’s refusal to let cerebral palsy interfere with her life and loves
Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
Attempting to talk about this to a world which largely treats disabled people as sexless beings and conveniently looks away, this is an absolutely brave move.
Very few can drink it
Bharat Student
Kalki's outstanding in this moving film about being 'normal'
Tanul Thakur, First Post
Indian star Kalki Koechlin shines as a bisexual young woman with cerebral palsy in director Shonali Bose’s second film, an award-winner from Toronto
Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
With A Straw takes all of those thoughts, adds seven parts of tequila, four parts of cointreau and three parts of some tangy
Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today
In Margarita, With a Straw, we have one which is rarer because it centres on a female protagonist. It's a much-welcomed move which has its share of touching moments but is
Suhani Singh, India Today
In Shonali Bose’s “Margarita, With a Straw”, there is a scene towards the end where the unraveling of a relationship is captured faithfully by the camera – there are accusations of betrayal, tears over what could have been, and frantic declarations of love
Laila is like any other adolescent growing up in a metropolis that is unintentionally cruel towards the disabled people. She is impatient, coming to terms with her sexuality, loves music and is looking for attention
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu
Margarita With A Straw movie is about her struggle with the normal activities in her life
Filmi Beat
Film will depend on exceptional word of mouth to survive as it has no great buzz or marketing awareness.Go for this one for powerful acts and impressive story!
Margarita, With A Straw, for most part, is a better film.
First Post
Brave. Real. Beautiful.These are the words to describe Margarita, with a Straw
Aashi Gahlot, Bolly Spice
Margarita, With a Straw's is admirable in its handling of its protagonist and cerebral palsy
Paloma Sharma, REDIFF
Margarita with a Straw is that rare film that reaches for the stars with its feet firmly on the ground. Honest, soaring, eye-opening and all the while entertaining, Shonali Bose's little gem of a film is well worth the price of an admission ticket this weekend.
Piyush Chopra, Nowrunning
Everyone's triumphs and struggles are the same and as Laila finds her way, we stop seeing her cerebral palsy and see only her.
Karen Krizanovich, The Arts Desk
It is difficult to give your undivided and critical attention to a film when your eyes are constantly welling up with tears
Venky Vembu, The Hindu
Go book your tickets and watch it with people you love, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Margarita, With A Straw is masterfully directed and extremely clever, it manages to please the audience in a traditional captivating and tear-jerking way, while telling a ground breaking story that encourages open-mindedness. It is one of the best films o
Kwenton Bellette, Twitch Film
Talk of a film on the disabled or 'differently-abled', and we all know that it is one subject our industry is never comfortable with.
She has a glad eye for the cute English boy on campus and loves to crack jokes.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
MARGARITA WITH A STRAW is decent film but it will struggle at the box-office...
Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama
Ultimately, Margarita With A Straw is a film with a lot of heart and a powerful performance from Koechlin, but you can't help feeling that Laila deserved better.
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
Before I write down the review, let me thank a few people without whom I never would have the chance to review this little gem of a film
But that shouldn’t stop me from recommending this movie as a definite must-watch this weekend
Sreeju Sudhakaran, DNA India
She made her up pretty as a picture! But this is not a normal film, it is a special film highlighting Special Children who are differently-abled and they deserved better.
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Still, ‘Margarita, With A Straw’ is a good-watch for people who want to enjoy a classy Bollywood flick this weekend. The film may not be a magnum opus, but it does have plenty of soul
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It is a slice of life film and Kalki Koechlin’s best
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi