The film, which was directed by Pradeep Sakar, also stars National Award winning actor, Riddhi Sen who will be playing Kajol’s son, alongside Neha Dhupia and Tota Roy Chowdhary.
The film is the story of Eela, 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 but very cool 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?
Find out as Helicopter Eela releases in theaters on 7th September, 2018.
Talking about her role in the film, Kajol says. “As a mother, I felt a real connection with Eela’s character. She loves her son unconditionally and has built her life around him. But as he grows up, she finds herself becoming more and more dispensable. She has also put her life and dreams on hold, like so many mother’s do. This is a life situation that so many women face once their kids grow up. And, one that I will inevitably face is, what do I do now? How do I hold on to my baby? In a way, Helicopter Eela is a coming of age film, more for Eela rather than it is for her son!”
Director Pradeep Sarkar says: “The story of Helicopter Eela will make you fall in love with this mother son duo! Hope the audience enjoys the film as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Ajay Devgn who is producing this slice-of-life film says: “I was drawn to the story of this loving but difficult relationship between a mother and son. The script told a beautiful story, of a journey that all parents face, but it is especially true and unique to mothers and their sons. The characters played by Kajol and Riddhi Sen are extremely strong and they will have an astonishing connect with the audience across the globe.”
Stay tuned we have a cool interview with Kajol about the film coming up soon!