Actress: Kalki Koechlin
Release Date: 17th April, 2015
Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal
Writer/Director/Producer: Shonali Bose
Music Director: Mikey McCleary
Margarita With A Straw is an upcoming Bollywood movie that has been directed by Shonali Bose, produced by Nilesh Maniyar and Shonali Bose. The script has been written by Shonali Bose and the movie stars Sayani Gupta, Revathi, Kalki Koechlin in leading roles along with others. Music for this movie has been composed by Mickey McCleary, cinematography by Anne Misawa, while editing has been done by Monisha R Baldawa. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures is the production company.
This movie was previously titled ‘Choone Chali Aasman’ for the Indian market, while retaining its original name ‘Margarita With A straw for the international market. In this movie Kalki is said to play a girl affected with cerebral palsy. It talks about the struggle which she has in regards to her normal activities of life. For the 2013 Film Bazaar’s Work In Progress Lab, this movie has been selected and was among the five projects to get this honor. It was on September 8th, 2014 that the movie has its world premiere as part of Contemporary World Cinema Program held at TIFF (Toronto Intl. Film Festival, 2014). Later, this movie was screened at Estonia’s Tallinn Black Nights’ Film Festival, BIFF (Busan Intl. Film Festival), BFI London Film Festival and SBIFF (Santa Barbara Intl Film Festival). A national release is expected in the country on March 13, 2015.
This movie went on to win the International Asian Movie Premiere or NETPAC Award World at the TIFF (Toronto Intl. Film Festival) held in 2014 and is regarded to be the only Indian movie to win award at the TIFF in 2014. Moreover, the best actress award was won by Kalki Koechlin at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in 2014 held in Estonia.
This movie did get some raving reviews from both critics and the audience as well.