Helicopter Eela Movie Review

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Release Date  : 12/10/2018

Genre              : Drama, Comedy, Family

Cast                   : Kajol, Riddhi Sen, Neha Dhupia

Director          : Pradeep Sarkar

Duration         : 2 hrs 09 mins

Language        : Hindi

The term Helicopter Eela comes from helicopter parenting which is a parenting style where the parent discourages a child’s independence by swooping in at the minimal signs of discomfort or challenge. Director Pradeep Sarkar and writer Anand Gandhi have come together to revive the Gujarati play Beta, Kaagdo into a movie and have to watch it with your parents to make them understand and, well, vice-versa.

Eela Raiturkar (Kajol), a model and singer, gives up her career to take care of her son, Vivan (Riddhi Sen). In no time, he becomes her world and she forgets about her own life. To spend more time with her son, she even joins his college to complete her studies. Things get complicated when Vivan feels his privacy is being invaded by his own mother who has no life of her own. Now, Eela has to make things right. The movie is dedicated to all mothers who have given their all to their family and kids.

Kajol hits all the right notes, be it as a singer on the cusp of hitting superstardom, or as a doting mother. She lights up the screen with an effortless charm. National Award-winner Riddhi Sen, who is acclaimed for his performances in Bengali cinema, pulls off the emotional scenes with finesse. Neha Dhupia performs well in her limited role, too. Overall, Helicopter Eela is a fun ride that manages to land safely despite some turbulence. Watch this simple and endearing tale of motherly love with your mom in tow.