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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

Writers:

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:

Drama

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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

Gross USA:

$71,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$256,952
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This movie copies its plot from Life of the Party (2018) and title from Helicopter Mom See more »

Goofs

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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SMothering Single Mother-Son Story
14 October 2018 | by santoshdograSee all my reviews

#HelicopterEela Abundance of Love and All good intentions of parents can sometimes be sMothering. A Story of Single mother who has dumped her dreams, aspirations & fear on only child, with her desires on back-burner, only to keep upbringing right. The movie revolves around Mother @KajolAtUN from her 90s Singing career days to Current day, where teenage son needs some breathing space. The movie begins with story of struggling artist who has to do petty things before getting break in glamour world. Underworld threat to Producer, ends her album launch dream project. Her marriage ends when superstitious husband leaves alone and without any choices she keeps her dream and career aside to become helicopter parent and keep hovering around 24x7 till her sons teenage days and lands up in College to create nightmares & differences in Mother-Son relationship.

The movie avoids bigger complexities of relationships and keep it conventional superficial emotional nostalgic dramatainment.

@KajolAtUn had probably burden of carrying movie solo in mind, while hyperacting as SuperMoM. She ages, but remain glamorous. @RiddhiSen896 as a son is very natural, calm and mature and easily correlateable. @PradeepSrkar & @AjayDevgn has chosen universal appealing Mother-Son Coming out of Age Story but commercial aspect has got more weightage


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