New Delhi:Not many actors and filmmakers dare to make films on the differently abled. Those who do make films, many a times end up making a caricature of the characters making it look extremely forced.
'Amu' director Shonali Bose and Kalki Koechlin together bring the spirited story of Laila, a girl born with celebral palsy in 'Margarita With A Straw'. The film then explores Laila's life and struggles as she gets admission in the prestigious New York University.
The film has already made the rounds of various international film festivals and Kalki's performance has won rave reviews as well.
Shomini Sen of IBNLive.com is inside the theater to live tweet the experience of 'Margarita With A Straw'.
1:22 PM: We are all set to sip some margarita with @kalkikanmani. Stay tuned for the tweet review of #MargaritaWithAStraw :)
1:36 PM : Most college buildings or for that matter places in India are not handicap friendly. #MargaritaWithAStraw begins on a poignant note.
1:50 PM: The scene where mother-daughter duo Revathy and @kalkikanmani do riyaaz together is such a beautiful scene. #MargaritaWithAStraw
2:00 PM: By being too sensitive to the differently abled, do we as a society do more damage? #MargaritaWithAStraw raises important questions.
2:32 PM: The first of #MargaritaWithAStraw is full of bittersweet moments. @kalkikanmani and Revathy's scenes specially make you smile.
2:54 PM: .@kalkikanmani keeps her act as Laila consistent. #MargaritaWithAStraw
3:23 PM: While the story only focuses on a certain aspect of Laila's life it is still an endearing story. #MargaritaWithAStraw
3:24 PM: Revathy, as usual, gives a flawless performance as Laila's spirited mother. #MargaritaWithAStraw
3:26 PM:Casting is superb and all the actors justify their roles perfectly. #MargaritaWithAStraw
3:28 PM: The two heroines of the film @kalkikanmani and @sayanigupta are superb in their roles. And make for a cute pair :) #MargaritaWithAStraw
3:29 PM: But #MargaritaWithAStraw belongs to @kalkikanmani who completely owns her character Laila. Wish to see her in more such strong roles.
3:30 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #MargaritaWithAStraw. More movie updates to follow