REVIEW: Even today, majority of people in India are hesitant to buy condoms from stores, and others are embarrassed to even utter the word. But is it possible to make a film around this subject? Turns out, it is. Helmed by Satram Ramani, this satire openly discusses the use of ‘Nirodh’ (contraceptives) and the social and psychological challenges that come with it.
Set in the small town of Kanpur, ‘Helmet’ revolves around the story of Lucky (Aparshakti Khurana), a wedding performer who dreams of opening his own wedding band and marrying his crush, Rupali (Pranutan Bahl), a flower decorator at weddings. But they can’t be together because Rupali comes from an affluent family and Lucky struggles to make ends meet. Desperate to make some quick money to fulfill his desires, Lucky conspires with his friends—Sultan (Abhishek Banerjee) and Minus (Ashish Verma)—to rob the goods truck of an e-commerce portal. But to their surprise, the looted boxes contain condoms instead of electronic gadgets. What will Lucky’s next move be?