The trailer of Kajol’s Helicopter Eela was unveiled yesterday and we couldn’t help but notice how the premise of the movie is very similar to that of Swara Bhasker’s acclaimed film, Nil Battey Sannata.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s 2016 release, Nil Battey Sannata had Swara playing a single mother, who enrolls in her daughter’s school to motivate her to study. The daughter is left embarrassed by her mom’s presence and the plot of Kajol’s next is very similar to NBS.
Kajol is also essaying the role of a single mother in Helicopter Eela, who takes admission in her son’s college, much too his annoyance. The leading ladies of both the films enroll in academic institutions and complete their studies but under different circumstances. Swara played a maid in her movie, while Kajol’s character is from the privileged section of the society. Tiwari’s film was applauded for its realism and power-packed performances and Kajol’s film looks like the glossier version of it.
NBS received rave reviews from all quarters of the society and now, it remains to be seen if Pradeep Sarkar would be able to give us something new with his next or not.