Laila is a bright young woman from Delhi with cerebral palsy. She falls in love with Nima, a boy in her class. When Nima rejects her, a heartbroken Laila accepts a place at university in New York. There she meets Khanum, a blind Pakistani girl. Slowly their friendship blossoms into a tender romance, and Laila is made to reconsider everything she thought she knew about herself and her world.
(100mins) | India
English, Hindi with English subtitles
Shonali Bose has a Masters in Political Science from Columbia University, and an MFA in Directing from the UCLA Film School. Her debut narrative feature film Amu (2005), opened at the Berlin International Film Festival and won numerous awards. Bose’s second feature film, Margarita, With a Straw, opened at the Toronto International Film Festival. She lives between Los Angeles and India and is a single mother.