Margarita with a Straw

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves India to study in New York. On her journey of self-discovery, she unexpectedly falls in love.


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  • ★★★★ review by Lucy on Letterboxd

    not without it’s flaws, but gets a half star boost for being personally and sometimes painfully relatable to me in numerous ways (ways that are almost never ever portrayed on film)

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  • ★★★★½ review by Varghese Eapen on Letterboxd

    There was an interview conducted on Film Companion a while back between formerly married couple Kalki Koechlin and Anurag Kashyap. Even though they were separated they still had love and respected each other immensely. Towards the end she hugged him and my heart just melted. My feelings were indescribable. Here is someone who is not just a "gori mem" but who shows us here in a performance of astonishing power what she is capable of. She is playful, curious,tender and vulnerable all at once. Cerebral Palsy is treated with utmost sensitivity by the director Shonali Bose. Veteran actress Revathy is in very good form here. Some of her scenes reminded me of the time I visited my aunt at the hospital who was and is still recovering from cancer. The final moments are harrowing but there is hope at the end of the rainbow.

  • ★★★½ review by vee on Letterboxd

    kalki koechlin is so radiant!!! her u-haul lesbian girlfriend is so valid!!!

    edit: i found out that kalki koechlin is in fact french and uh. why can’t we have nice things

  • ★★★½ review by Amritt Rukhaiyaar on Letterboxd

    Performance wise, Kalki's Margarita is almost as good as Daniel Day Lewis' Christy Brown, Dustin Hoffman's Raymond Babbitt and Eddie Redmayne's Stephen Hawking.

    Yes, it is.

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