A re­lat­able mother-son story

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - FRONT PAGE -

The re­lata­bil­ity fac­tor in sto­ries is what draws au­di­ences to movie the­atres, and one such story is the story of Eela, a hov­er­ing, over­pos­ses­sive and over­pro­tec­tive sin­gle mother. In to­day’s world, chil­dren want to lead a more pri­vate life and they keep fighting for their per­sonal space. Ka­jol brings to life a story of a sin­gle mom who keeps in­vent­ing new ways to spend a more time with her teenage son. He­li­copter Eela fo­cuses on the hard­ships that young adults ex­pe­ri­ence with their mothers.

The movie brings to light the con­cept of he­li­copter par­ent­ing, a con­cept that de­scribes the typ­i­cal In­dian mother. This slice-of-life film also stars Na­tional Award­win­ner Rid­dhi Sen, who es­says the role of Ka­jol’s son, Vi­van. The unique re­la­tion­ship that the duo share in the movie will re­mind you of the re­la­tion­ship you share with your mother.

Di­rec­tor Pradeep Sarkar says, “Ba­si­cally, to­day, you have to be­come friends with your kids if you want to con­nect with them. You can’t con­trol ev­ery­thing. Par­ents and kids both need their own space. The film is rel­e­vant in to­day’s time, just be­cause of the basic fact that it’s a story is about un­der­stand­ing each other and the com­ing to­gether of a mother and her son. It is an emo­tional story with hu­mour.”

The film also por­trays how mothers silently sac­ri­fice ev­ery­thing for their chil­dren. And once chil­dren grow up and be­come in­de­pen­dent, they look for op­por­tu­ni­ties to escape their mothers. Some­where in all this, a mother loses her own iden­tity while mak­ing the iden­tity of her child, just like Eela does.

Pro­duced by Ajay Devgn and Jayan­ti­lal Gada of Pen Stu­dios, He­li­copter Eela re­leases to­day.

PHOTO: HTCS

Ka­jol and Rid­dhi Sen in he­li­copter Eela

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