Analysis Of Shonali Bose's 'Margarita With A Straw'

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In Shonali Bose’s “Margarita with a straw”, It stars Kalki Koechlin as Laila, Cerebral palsy is one of the most commonly found disorder in the developing countries and its prevalence is cited as 1 or 2/1000 in live birth and Laila is just a teenager with cerebral palsy who moves from New Delhi to Greenwich village for higher education.Bose had been working on the film's script since January 2011, having conceived the idea during a casual conversation with Malini Chib, her cousin and a disability rights activist, about the latter's desire to have a normal sex life. Bose wrote the first draft of the script with Chib serving as the basis for the central character. Although she won Sundance Mahindra Global Film maker Award for the initial draft,…show more content…
Not everyone lives through it but most children live into adult life and some can live for many decades.Although there have been no general studies of life expectancy in people with cerebral palsy, most children affected by CP live between 30 and 70 years, depending on the severity of the condition. In general, a child with a mild case of CP usually lives longer than a child with mobility and intellectual limitations. Children who respond well to physical and occupational therapy, have no intellectual development problems, and can function with little or no assistance lead longer lives than those with severe disabilities caused by cerebral palsy (CP). The family system is required for the development of healthy individuals. Within the family set up, the family dynamics play important role as the end result of behaviors of all family members as a family system result from it. Psychological stress associated with cerebral palsy is known to be one of the most depressing conditions of…show more content…
Her life might have everything but normalcy but she never let herself feel that way. From all the way to New York University trying to fit in with foreigners in a foreign country, trying to live an independent life and learning new possibilities with her body.“I'll have a Margarita, with a straw” this scene shows the exact relation of her enjoying her life and trying to fit in too. The main support system and Laila’s only best friend, her mother expires and that's when she truly learns that she needs to learn how to enjoy life alone as someone or other will leave and go. The movie ends on a sweet note on laila going on a date with a mirror in front of her and he admiring

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