The effervescent and delightful Kajol returns to the silver screen this September in a new role… as an overbearing and somewhat controlling mother!
Helicopter Eela, starring Kajol in the lead role with award-winning youngster Riddhi Sen as Vivan, her teenage son, 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 overprotective 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.
Kajol jetted in to London on Friday 13th July to reveal the official poster of her forthcoming film. The poster shows Kajol as a puppeteer, trying to control her son with the puppet strings…
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!”
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar who has become synonymous with female-centric characters in films such as Parineeti, Laga Chunri Mein Daag and Mardani, Kajol is in safe hands and Helicopter Eela is sure to be a hit with fans across the world.
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.”
Helicopter Eela is produced by Ajay Devgn, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Aksshay Jayantilal Gada, with music by Amit Trivedi.
Producer Mr Jayantilal Gada says;” The journey of the mother and son in the film is extremely relatable. We are glad to bring this story to the audience. The team of powerhouse talent (Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Pradeep Sarkar and Amit Trivedi) is here and have delivered a great product.”
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.”
Helicopter Eela releases in UK cinemas on 14th September 2018 by Eros International.