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Helicopter Eela (2018)

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Eela is an aspiring playback singer and single mother. She has given up all her dreams to raise her only son. But now her baby son 'Vivan' is all grown up and being a typical young ... See full summary »

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Pradeep Sarkar

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Mitesh Shah (story and screenplay), Anand Gandhi (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kajol ... Eela Raiturkar
Riddhi Sen ... Vivaan
Tota Roy Chowdhury ... Arun
Neha Dhupia ... Padma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R.J. Alok R.J. Alok ... Himself - Professor
Ila Arun ... Herself (Cameo)
Amitabh Bachchan ... Himself (Cameo)
Sushmita Bhandari Sushmita Bhandari ... Nidhi
Mahesh Bhatt ... Himself (Cameo)
Alisha Chinai ... Herself (Cameo) (as Alisha Chinoi)
Shataf Figar ... Madhavi
Daanish Gandhi ... Guy in the theatre
Zakir Hussain ... Principal Vivek Joshi
Atul Kulkarni ... Prime Minister
Intekhab Mahmood Intekhab Mahmood ... Volunteer in Event
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Storyline

Eela is an aspiring playback singer and single mother. She has given up all her dreams to raise her only son. But now her baby son 'Vivan' is all grown up and being a typical young millennial, doesn't want his mother's life to revolve around him. But being an over protective mother, Eela has other ideas and joins her son's college to spend more time with him. Unfortunately her plans backfire and she suffers a backlash from Vivan for invading his privacy. Will Helicopter Eela manage to salvage her relationship with Vivan and find her calling again?

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She's here, She's there, She's everywhere!!!

Genres:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eela See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,115, 14 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,971, 4 November 2018
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Dolby Atmos

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Color
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Kajol's bollywood comeback film after Dilwale (2015) See more »

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When Eela tries to call Viv in one scene, as per her phone screen it is supposed to be still ringing but she starts talking to Viv. See more »

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Bollywood masala family film ..!!
12 October 2018 | by Tejas_Vinda_AITSSee all my reviews

In case you have been wondering, just like me, about why the film is titled Helicopter Eela, here's a quick trivia. Apparently, helicopter parents are the ones who pay extra close attention to their children's lives and experiences. And that is exactly how Eela is.

She is constantly reminding Vivan about his dabba (tiffin), asking him to keep his cellphone aside and give her more time, walks into his room without any consideration for his privacy and also overhears his phone conversations.

Helicopter Eela is based on the Gujarati play Beta Kaagdo by Anand Gandhi. He joins Mitesh Shah in scripting the film, which is as predictable as expected.

Despite the insipid writing, the film wins your heart in a few scenes. And all credit goes to Kajol, who is back on the screen after 2015's Dilwale. She occupies most of the screen space and demands your attention.

In the end, Helicopter Eela is a well-intentional, popcorn Bollywood masala family film that will leave you with a smile.


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