8Margarita With A Straw (2014)
Margarita with a Straw was a breath of fresh air in 2014. It was an Indian drama movie directed by Shonali Bose. It has in the starring role,KalkiKoechlin who plays Laila, a teenager with cerebral palsy.The movie was produced by ShonaliBose in partnership with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.The movie was co-written by Bose and NileshManiyar.Revathi and William Moseley also had supporting roles in the movie.Shonali Bose hit upon the idea for the movie during a tet-a-tete with her cousin and a disability rights activist regarding her desire to have a normal sex life.
Laila played by KalkiKoechlin, is a teenager suffering from cerebral palsy who is studying at Delhi University. She is a budding writer and a composer who writes music for a band at the university. She inculcates a crush for the lead singer of the band but is dejected when the lead singer does not have mutual feelings. She is able to put the dejection behind her as she receives a scholarship from New York University and moves to Greenwich Village with her orthodox mom, played by Revathi.
She is an aspiring writer and also composes music for an indie band at the university. Laila develops feelings for the lead singer, but is heartbroken when she is rejected. Moving on from the experience, Laila is overjoyed to receive a scholarship for a semester’s study at New York University. Despite her father’s reservations, she moves to Greenwich village, Manhattan with her orthodox Maharashtrian mother Shubhangini (Revathi).