Helicopter Eela

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Helicopter Eela
Helicopter Eela.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar
Produced by Ajay Devgn
Jayantilal Gada
Aksshay Jayantilal Gada
Written by Mitesh Shah (Dialogue)
Screenplay by Mitesh Shah
Anand Gandhi
Based on Beta Kaagdo by Anand Gandhi
Starring Kajol
Riddhi Sen
Tota Roy Chowdhury
Neha Dhupia
Music by Amit Trivedi
Raghav Sachar
Background Score:
Daniel.B George
Cinematography Sirsha Ray
Edited by Dharmendra Sharma
Distributed by Pen India Limited
Release date
  • 12 October 2018 (2018-10-12)
Running time
130 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 5.46 crore[2]

Helicopter Eela is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Pradeep Sarkar.[3] It features Kajol in the lead role as an aspiring singer and single mother and is written by Mitesh Shah and Anand Gandhi. It is based on the Gujarati play Beta, Kaagdo, written by Anand Gandhi.[4]

Pre-production of the film began in January 2017,[5] and principal photography commenced from 24 January 2018.[6] It was released on 12 October 2018.


Marketing and promotion[edit]

The first trailer of the movie was released on 5 August 2018 having an initial release date as 7 September 2018.[8] But later, the movie release date was postponed to 12 October 2018.[9]


Helicopter Eela
Soundtrack album by Amit Trivedi, Raghav Sachar and Daniel B. George
Released 3 October 2018 (2018-10-03)[10]
Recorded 2018
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 24:24
Language Hindi
Label Saregama Music
Tips Music
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Bhaiaji Superhit

The background score and two originals of the film is composed by Daniel B.George and other songs are composed by Amit Trivedi and Raghav Sachar. The lyrics are written by Swanand Kirkire, Asma and Shyam Anuragi (noted). The first song "Mumma Ki Parchai" was released on 13 August 2018.[11] The second song "Yaadon Ki Almari" was released on 20 August 2018.[12]The song of the film, "Ruk Ruk Ruk Arre Baba Ruk" from the 1994 film Vijaypath originally sung by Alisha Chinoy and composed by Anu Malik has been recreated for this film by Raghav Sachar in the voice of Palomi Ghosh.[13]

Track listing
1."Mumma Ki Parchai"Amit TrivediRonit Sarkar4:06
2."Yaadon Ki Almari"Amit TrivediPalomi Ghosh3:49
3."Dooba Dooba"Amit TrivediArijit Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan4:03
4."Chand Lamhe" (Lyrics by Asma)Daniel B. GeorgeShilpa Rao4:04
5."Khoya Ujaala"Daniel B.GeorgePalomi Ghosh4:13
6."Ruk Ruk Ruk" (Lyrics by Shyam Anuragi)Raghav SacharPalomi Ghosh4:09
Total length:24:24


  1. ^ "Helicopter Eela | British Board of Film Classification". www.bbfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  2. ^ "Helicopter Eela Box Office collection till Now - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Pradeep Sarkar: Kajol takes a role and owns it". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  4. ^ "Kajol back in the spotlight". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  5. ^ "Kajol's next is adaptation of Anand Gandhi's Gujarati play 'Beta Kaagdo' | Hindi Movie News". Times of India. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  6. ^ Sreejeeta Sen (2018-01-24). "Kajol starts shooting for husband Ajay Devgn's home production Eela". Bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  7. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan confirmed for cameo in Kajol's Helicopter Eela, will play himself". Hindustan Times . 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Helicopter Eela trailer launch: Ajay Devgn explains the meaning of upcoming film's title". Firstpost. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Kajol's film "Helicopter Eela" Release Postponed". Headlines Today. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Helicopter Eela - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Saavn.
  11. ^ "Helicopter Eela: First look of new song 'Mumma Ki Parchai' depicts Kajol as an ever-nagging mother- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  12. ^ "Helicopter Eela's 2nd song Yaadon Ki Almari is out!- Entertainment News, Mid Day". Mid Day. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  13. ^ "Helicopter Eela song Ruk Ruk Ruk: Raghav Sachar and Kajol give their own twist to hit 90s song". The Indian Express. 2018-09-25.

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