I have seen the movie Chopsticks on Netflix. It has been released on 31st May 2019. How this title is relevant to this movie? I know the characters eat food by using chopsticks. But, why is this movie named so?

(The pair of chopsticks which Nirma (Mithila Palkar) struggles with in the beginning. Though the artist (Abhay Deol) lovingly teaches her how to use them, she rejects them at the end, choosing to use her hands instead. How does this chopsticks pair relate to the film's story?)

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    @JanDoggen is there answer in some interview? If yes then why not answer it
    – Ankit Sharma
    Jun 3, 2019 at 9:28
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    @ankit After reading one, I did not want to take the time to go through all others. At least this gives the OP or someone else a lead.
    – user20086
    Jun 3, 2019 at 9:41
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    @Shree Ah, missed that, I have not seen the movie either. If you look at my Google search URL you'll see that I actually searched for director, not a name. Can't edit my comment any longer, too bad. BTW, did you just edit a (possible) answer into your question? Don't do that, just answer your own question below.
    – user20086
    Jun 3, 2019 at 12:29
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    @AnneDaunted, you can elaborate this in answer
    – Shree
    Jun 4, 2019 at 13:21
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    I haven't seen the movie, but since movies are predictable, I can guess, that since she tried to learn to use chopsticks and later given it up, the overall story of the movie is about her trying to be someone else/fitting in but at the end decided to be just herself? Then chopsticks in the title would point to the analogy of her life being like chopsticks. Trial and error and later embracing your hands.
    – TK-421
    Jul 1, 2019 at 13:07

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According to the director, Sachin Yardi, the film is named “Chopsticks” because:

...it is kind of a symbolic way of showing how this girl who does not have a grip on life who eventually does...you realize why it’s “chopsticks” because it starts off with her using...

From an interview on YouTube starting at 00:16.

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