Film critic Anupama Chopra gave Kalki Koechlin's Margarita, With a Straw a four-star rating and said, "This film is guaranteed to make you cry but it will also fill you with hope."
Actor Kalki Koechlin and filmmaker Shonali Bose talk about sexuality, censorship and more while discussing their award winning film, Margarita, With a Straw.
The makers of Margarita, With a Straw, starring Kalki Koechlin, released the first song of the film titled Foreign Balamwa. The peppy song, which features multiple facets of Kalki's life, is sung by Sonu Kakkar, composed by Mikey McCleary and written by Prasoon Joshi.
It deals with bisexuality, disability, cheating, love and loss. Filmmaker Shonali Bose's latest film is a teenage drama with so much more thrown in. It takes you on a journey as Laila, a disabled teenager looks for love, sex and an American degree. With risque scenes and an utterly mould busting tale, this film premiered in London. But while the filmmakers insisted the film is ready for India, is India ready for this film? Actor Kalki Koechlin talks about the film and her role as Laila.
Actress Kalki Koechlin's film Margarita, With A Straw premiered in London to an outstanding response. The movie is the journey of self-exploration of a girl with cerebral palsy, played by Kalki, and is directed by Sonali Bose, whose cousin Malini is the person who inspired the plot.
Shonali Bose's Margarita, With A Straw, which features Kalki Koechlin and Revathi in lead roles, has won an unprecedented honour for Indian films at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film has made it to the seventh spot on the list of 16 films that change the way people look at the world, which is compiled by the festival's director Cameron Bailey.