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My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
If they answer not to your call walk alone
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou Unlucky one,
Open your mind and speak out alone.
“She: Ekla Cholo re” starts off with this powerful poem by Rabindranath Tagore by which it was inspired. This is a story of Kusum who shares her struggle of gender dysphoria with Raj. To me, both these characters were quite likeable and I loved the writing style. The musical portions, and poetry that disrupted the flow of the story at times also provided the necessary time to absorb all the details. The one thing I really liked about this was, how simple the story turned out to be. Just a normal person trying to embrace one’s identity. And the way Debu is shown in the story, some might think of him as a bad guy but I felt indifferent towards him. Raj was a nice guy, a patient listener and that little twist in the end did end up making me smile. Even my mom liked it. And she’s the harshest critic if I’ve ever known one.