‘Helicopter Eela’ Mid-Ticket Review: It is a heartwarming mother-son story

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Directed by: Pradeep Sarkar
Produced by: Ajay Devgn FFilms, PEN India Limited
Cast: Kajol, Riddhi Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neha Dhupia
Duration: 2 hour 15 minutes

The first half of ‘Helicopter Eela’ is a heartwarming mother-son story that every millennial with a possessive mother will relate too. The movie begins with Eela (Kajol) joining her son Vivaan’s (Riddhi Sen) college and then goes into a flashback mode.

Years ago, Kajol was an aspiring singer with a picture perfect boyfriend whom she ends up marrying. Life is great until her husband decides to leave his family for a superstitious reason. Eela ends up raising Vivaan Alone and loves him to the moon. She is perennially worried about his safety, even when he has grown up. Vivaan is a little annoyed with her mom’s behaviour, but deep down, he loves her equally.

The script is nuanced with extremely smart writing, but what makes this film a winner is that it has its heart in the right place. Kajol is just perfect as a happy go lucky mother. We are definitely looking forward to the second half.

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