A differently-abled, bisexual Hindi film heroine. Did you ever imagine you would see those words in the same sentence? In Margarita with a Straw, writer-director Shonali Bose and actor Kalki Koechlin give us a woman we have never seen in our cinema before. At least I haven’t.
But that’s only one of the many things that make this film worth watching. The beauty is that Shonali creates a singularly unique character, but then makes us admire her for more than just her uniqueness.