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A film made up of a mother’s heart and a smartphone-generation brain

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A film from a mother’s heart to a smartphone-generation brain, and from an affectionate teen’s heart to a mother’s emotional head.
Helicopter Eela, a mother named Eela who has eyes in the back of her head has this helicoptering (read following) nature that never allows her to leave her son alone.

The film does the same to us. Not Pradeep Sarakr’s best work, and yet the film’s feel won’t leave your heart and head, even after you have left your seats.

But yes, had it not been for Kajol, the best thing about the film would be absent.

Watch it If you like -

Kajol is marvelously whimsical in the film, It’s not out and out funny but you kind of start having fun

But Beware of -

Plot and purpose is nice but the script made them dull, Dragged scenes and situations

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Nirmata (Makers)

What he gave us back in 2005 with Parineeta, he couldn’t gift us with the same magic again. Director Pradeep Sarkar’s touch had realism, but it got on board with the immaturely handled script. But the few lovely moments and the climax will leave you happy, and you tend to realize that all is well that ends well.

But, yeah, the script should have been better.

Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)

Based on Anand Gandhi’s Gujarati play, the script of the movie written by Mitesh Shah has flashback in the first half and we loved the whole 90’s trip with cassettes and music albums. But there was no 90’s feel because obviously the focus was just to establish the past, and the film took the whole pre-interval to do that.

Then the post interval started with a loophole, it said ‘present day’, when present day was actually how the film started. And like that, there were few more loopholes in the script, much melodrama, many unconvincing and few immaturely handled situations especially before the climax.

The plot and concept are good, of cosseting parent aka helicopter parenting, parents paying extremely close attention to children’s experiences, but with the script, everything gets so much dispersed that accumulating it in the end looked tough.

And hence the pre-climax was so unthought of, but gladly the film ended on a good note. There is a world out there for each one of us, we all need to explore that whilst keeping the love intact with our close ones.

The effort to make things relatable is there, but everything about the script is unconvincing and convenient, be it why the husband left, be it the issues between mother and son. The film had a brilliant and relevant plot that didn’t get portrayed onscreen that perfectly. The film needed more parenting.

Abhineta (Actors)

Kajol is looking ultimate, she wasn’t this in the actual 90’s, but the 90’s Kajol shown in the film made us speechless. She looks pretty (we are very curious and eager to know the raaz), and of course acted superbly. We just couldn’t take our eyes off her spark and quirk.

She brightens everything and just reaches our heart before you’d even know it. Because it takes a lot to portray your early 20’s onscreen when you are actually 40s in real life, but Kajol pulls it off seamlessly and left us stunned.

Riddhi Sen, a National award-winning actor, is good and obviously showed more potential than this average script demanded from him.  Tota Roy Chowdhury is decent. Rashi Mal as Nikita catches you eye. We expected more from Neha Dhupia. A special mention to the cameos by Mahesh Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Ila Arun and Baba Saigal, we loved these parts in the movie.

Geet Sangeet (Music)

Mumma Ki Parchai and Yaadon Ki Almari by Amit Trivedi has some cool lyrics and good music. Rest of the songs are okayish and didn’t even have much to do in the film.

The Ruk Ruk Ruk recreation was good and complemented the film’s 90’s portions.

Nirnay (FilmyCurry )

A film with a heart formulated with parental love and that’s one very reason you will like the film.

The other being Kajol.

FilmyCurry Rating

★ 

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