Life/Bollywood: “Margarita With A Straw” explores experiences of disabled young woman

(From The Hindu)

A new Indian film, “Margarita With A Straw,” narrates a moving, endearing rite-of-passage story of a ‘disabled’ young woman who embraces life in its entirety.

It is difficult to give your undivided and critical attention to a film when your eyes are constantly welling up with tears. Not tears of pity or sorrow – the disability rights movement in India and abroad, which has emphatically embraced the slogan of ‘No Pity’, has no need for your sympathy, thank you very much – but tears of utterly indescribable joy at the joie de vivre that Laila, the ‘disabled’ protagonist of Margarita, exudes despite her frustrating motor impairment. Read more

A still from movie

A still from movie

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