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?Wikipedia
Helicopter Eela Reviews
Helicopter Eela is so saddled with banal story-telling, stretched sub-plots and exaggerated performances, including and especially from the lead actress, that it never really takes off.
Being a tiger or helicopter parent often becomes a point of pride, and there is much to be said here — but we must wait for a better film to say it.
Kajol and Riddhi Sen feature in this story about a middle-aged, middle-class woman who must rediscover herself and find a life outside of her son. It’s a worthy idea but the narration is almost entirely lacking in insight or authenticityPOSTED
Kajol and Riddhi Sen feature in this story about a middle-aged, middle-class woman who must rediscover herself and find a life outside of her son. It’s a worthy idea but the narration is almost entirely lacking in insight or authenticity
Helicopter Eela doesn’t lack entertainment, thanks to Riddhi Sen’s superb performance, but it could have been a better film with a tighter first half.
A wonderful actress already, Kajol is the sure shot reason you love watching Helicopter Eela throughout.
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.
Helicopter Eela is a loud, tone-deaf mother-son coming-of-age saga that lacks insights and observational humour
Audience Reviews for Helicopter Eela
Mom, Son and Bhasad
Riddhi Sen and Kajol, the two gifted Bongs from Hindi cinema, buck up play mom-and-son. It's admirable that Kajol has started playing her age, but this bloated, bland, bizarre and ultimately dumb film can't quite fill up its loopholes and is an ultimate weakling in an year when we had a stronger ensemble of women-oriented performances. It's not only the most unwatchable film till now this year, it is also the most unnecessary one. I am going with 1 star for 'Helicopter Eela'.
The artificial nature of Helicopter Eela which further translates into oversmart takes on college/teen life, single-mother-son relationship, and one's quest a assuming a creative career makes you want to hate it. TN.