(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