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Helmet (2021) Helmet’ is a quirky comedy that tackles the topic of condom use and explores people’s mindset and attitude when buying condoms from stores in public view.   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?.
Rediff.com  (Sep 19, 2021)
Rating:  2/5

They do what they do best. But it won't be enough to stop India from overtaking China's population..

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Filmibeat.com  (Sep 19, 2021)
Rating:  2.5/5

In a country where there is still a distaste for condoms owing to the social conditioning and societal judgement, Helmet tries to throw light on this nagging topic in an entertaining manner. However despite all the humour and good performances, the impact isn't long-lasting due to its weak climax..

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Bollywoodlife.com  (Sep 19, 2021)
Rating:  3.5/5

A few hiccups notwithstanding, Helmet makes condoms look funny, but also uses that hilarity to never lose sight of how they're no funny business. Without being preachy, this acts as an important socially relevant comedy, especially for smaller towns and rural areas, aided no doubt by Pranutan Bahl, Aparshakti Khurana, Abhishek Banerjee and Ashihs Verma's spirited performances.

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Firstpost.com  (Sep 19, 2021)
Rating:  2/5

It is likely that I am thoroughly spoilt by the clarity in Sara’s, the recently released Malayalam film that revolved around a woman who seeks an abortion when she gets pregnant due to contraceptive failure. Hindi cinema may have come a long way from the days when pretty much every single heroine who had pre-marital sex was punished with an unwanted pregnancy and a “paap ki nishaani”, but it remains largely conservative about birth control as we saw just weeks back in Mimi. In that context, Helmet is a step forward. The careful treatment of a brave theme dilutes its impact, but what really does it in is the scattered writing on more than one front..

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com  (Sep 19, 2021)
Rating:  3.5/5

As the film's compelling screenplay emphasises, “Chahiye sabko magar maangna kisi ko nahi hain (everyone wants it but is hesitant to ask for it),” this is an important issue that are more often been overlooked but needs to be addressed. To summarise, the quirky comedy tops with defined performances and relevant social message make this film a good watch..

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