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Helicopter Eela (2018)

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Eela joins her son's college to complete her studies.

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Pradeep Sarkar

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kajol ... Eela Raiturkar
Riddhi Sen ... Vivaan
Tota Roy Chowdhury Tota Roy Chowdhury ... Arun
Neha Dhupia ... Padma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ila Arun ... Herself (Cameo)
Amitabh Bachchan ... Himself (Cameo)
Mahesh Bhatt ... Himself (Cameo)
Alisha Chinoi Alisha Chinoi ... Herself (Cameo)
Shataf Figar 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
Rashi Mal Rashi Mal ... Nikita
Chirag Malhotra ... Yash
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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 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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$51,115, 14 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$51,115, 14 October 2018
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In the film, Kajol plays an overprotective And obessive mother to National Award winning actor Riddhi Seen. See more »

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Watch if you are a Kajol fan
13 October 2018 | by belaraja-229-415249See all my reviews

Helicoper Eela is a picture where Kajol looks smashing - fit and trim, as if she hasn't aged at all after 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham'....and behaves as if she is the same age, through this movie!

Kajol was trying too hard in the early part of the movie. She seems to have lost a degree of her spontaneity and tries to make up for it with funny expressions. I was a little disappointed there - the role she played probably needed a more mature performance and less exuberance...but she looked wonderful and there are moments when her brilliant acting prowess does shine through.

The movie dealt with a very sensitive subject - 'Helicopter Parenting' but it did not come through as thoroughly as one would expect.

There is a degree of a lack of realism in the relationship between mother and son. To depict Helicopter Parenting, one needs to understand what it is. In the movie, the relationship feeds the mother's insecurities and the son is amazingly tolerant...till he feels he can't take it any more.

The music and performance towards the end of the movie seemed like something of a throwback to the famous Kuch Kuch Hota Hai guitar sequence.

The person who plays Kajol's husband ( Tota Roy Chowdhury) is rather insipid. Riddhi Sen as the son Vivaan is quite good but there is nothing scintillating about the performance.

It may appeal to Kajol fans ( I am one) but if you go for substance, you ain't getting any.


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