Margarita With A Straw (2015) Hindi Movie Review | 21 Critic Reviews | Kalki Koechlin

Margarita With A Straw Review

Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Sayani Gupta, Kuljeet Singh, Malhar Khushu, William Moseley
Margarita With A Straw (2015) Hindi Movie PosterShonali Bose
Shonali Bose
Nilesh Maniyar
Anne Misawa
Joi Barua, Mikey McCleary
produced by:
Nilesh Maniyar, Shonali Bose
run time:
100 minutes
censor certification:

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Margarita With A Straw Hindi Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-8
Margarita With A Straw is an acting triumph. Kalki is amazing, imprisoned in a wheelchair but her spirit flying as she tastes the delights and dilemmas, from crushes to creative pushes, of a college student's life. Giggling, crying, even masturbating, Kalki portrays Laila, charmer

  •  CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-7
Powered by a staggering performance from Kalki Koechlin as a 19-year-old with cerebral palsy, Margarita with a Straw is that rare Indian film that mostly eschews melodrama to give us an honest, sensitive portrait of disability, and the sexual awakening of an Indian teenager.

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-6
The film falters in bits, especially in the second half. Some choppiness occurs in scenes which rush by too quickly without us really knowing what was being established. Some flatly obvious things get said, and add to the jaggedness : the frequent close-ups and pull-backs are distracting.

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-8
In places, Margarita with a Straw seems clumsy and strained. At times, it feels like Laila’s libido is sidelining everything else. And scenes with more scale like the student protest where Laila and Khanum meet are awkwardly staged. But the sense of deep and abiding love between

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-9
The wonderfully well-scripted film (screenplay: Bose and Nilesh Maniyar) focuses on the most intimate physical and emotional needs of a woman with cerebral palsy. It delivers a poignant and uplifting portrait of an individual determined to live life to the lees despite all the

  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-7
Director Shonali Bose deserves a round of applause just for taking on an intense and sensitive issue of frustrations and helplessness attached to the unfulfilled sexual desires of a disabled person. Attempting to talk about this to a world which largely treats disabled people as sexless

  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-6
Margarita With A Straw is purely an emotional, slice of life film that will draw you with its simplicity. This is Kalki Koechlin’s best performance, watch it for her. I am going with a 3/5 for the film. I will definitely recommend the film in spite of its loopholes. Including the glitches

  •  The W14 | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6
The stories eventually boil down to common emotions. As does this film’s. Yes, there is a lot of pathos. But there is much joy. And enough empathy. By the end of it you want to go get a margarita with Laila. How does it matter if she drinks it with a straw? She’s just as much fun. Yes, so is this picture.

  •  India Today | Review By -Suhani Singh Rating-5
But few will deny that the soul of the film is Kalki Koechlin who manages to make Laila endearing despite her flaws with her vibrant performance. That she makes the physical demands of the role effortless is impressive. But Koechlin sets aside the physical limitations to showcase

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-6
The one-hour-forty-minute-long movie, however, does distract the audience at times. There are sequences which appear rather disconnected. The first one hour of the film is engaging, but beyond a point, Margarita With A Straw appears badly chopped. There are a few random

  •  Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Rahul Desai Rating-7
This is a film that attempts to make us comfortable with the viewing and experience of disability, by exposing us to its protagonist's most monotonous and private moments. I've wondered how movie characters, even superheroes, deal with the most natural of life's necessities

  •  Now Running | Review By -Piyush Chopra Rating-7
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.

  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Kusumita Das Rating-8
The beauty and strength of Margarita With A Straw lies in that you cannot put a label on it. Is it a film about coping with disability? No. Is it a film about exploring one’s sexuality? No, not even that. Is it like a PSA that educates one about a certain condition and thereby underlines

  •  Book My Show | Review By -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-8
Shonali Bose’s Margarita With a straw is a rare feat. It is rich in all aspects. There is humor, emotion and tension. She perfectly blends all the ingredients and gives us a delightfully fresh film. This Margarita is perfect for your weekend. Here’s a film that will make you smile

  •  Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Hungama Network Rating-4
Right from the word go, the film takes you into a world of its own. And the only person to be credited for this is its director Shonali Bose, who had earlier directed the Konkona Sen Sharma starrer AMU. With MARGARITA WITH A STRAW, Shonali takes a giant leap in terms

  •  Moviez Adda | Review By -Divya Solgama Rating-7
Margarita With A Straw is a must watch for all those who love sensible cinema and can appreciate fine performances as, Kalki raises the benchmark of Hindi film actresses with the help of her flawless performance. Though, the regular entertaining film lovers will shy away from this
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  •  Glamsham | Review By -Martin D'Souza Rating-2
Shonali Bose packs too many emotions into this movie, some unwarranted, which takes away any emotions one might have had as the movie began. Also, she is obsessed with showing Laila (Kalki Koechlin) who is suffering from Cerebral Palsy as this sex maniac!

  •  Indiaglitz | Review By -Vishal Verma Rating-8
Immaculately casted and beautifully heartfelt ‘Margarita, With A Straw’ is a movie that takes disability with dignity - a highpoint in today’s age of Indian cinema giving humanity and choice its  good name back with a degree of sophisticated grace. A must for those who

  •  Business Of Cinema | Review By -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-6
The emotions and concerns are universal and the performances add texture to this (script by Bose and Nilesh Maniyar). Sayani Gupta makes an impact in her role as the supportive partner while Revathy delivers just the right pitch as the protective mother learning to let her child go.
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  •  Sify | Review By -Sonia Chopra Rating-7
Shonali Bose (she made Amu in 2005) gives us a film that delights in its uniqueness, breaking of norms, and a self-assured storytelling style. A dash of reality would have given Laila's journey that much more gravitas and credibility. And the film does go a bit off-focus in the second half.

  •  Bolly Spice | Review By -Aashi Gahlot Rating-8
Margarita, with a Straw is a must watch. The film leaves you with a strong sense of wanting to make this world an equal place for all – isn’t that what the power of cinema should be used for in a world rife with inequality? Brave. Real. Beautiful.These are the words to describe Margarita
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