Amma kanakku movie review

Staring : Amalapaul, Revathi, Samuthirakani

Director : Ashwini Iyer Tiwari

Music : Ilaiyaraaja

Production : Dhanush

When a filmmaker tries to capture the real life pictorial drama, it is almost like landing upon a risky zone, where too much of naturalistic appeal might not impress the general audiences, but it gradually get eclipsed when they bring up something more crucial that one cannot avoid as it would have happened in their very own lives. ‘Amma Kanakku’ is a film that would at least leave an impact in two or three places, where he could reflect our days in school and the pathos that our parents undergo in getting us through the right lanes.


Yuvashri feels that she is a disadvantaged daughter, in other words, underprivileged and fears that her future is nowhere pleasant as she would end up as housemaid like her mother (Amala Paul). She is at her 10th grade in school and is literally weak in Mathematics. Being the only breadwinner in family, Amala Paul tries to get the best solution for her daughter’s flaw, but nothing works out. But things take a turn, when her owner (Revathy) manages to get Amal Paul admitted in the same class of her daughter to ensure that she gets right dose of encouragement to achieve the best scores.


This is a subject that could be remade in almost all the regional languages in India and it would surely get its appropriately best reception. Hats off to filmmaker Ashwini Iyer Tiwari for conceptualizing a neat and realistic film that travels on emotional contexts. Moreover what brings up some intriguing attraction is the choice of actors, who are picked in, especially Amala Paul and Yuvashri, who have done a remarkable job. There are scenes, where the duo tries to outperform each other’s potentials and it has been greatly done. Revathy takes a cakewalk through her role. Although we find Samuthirakani getting little artificial on over-acting quotients, he manages to pull himself back with the right course.


Technically, it’s the background score by Maestro Ilayaraja and cinematography by Gavemick is more enchanting.


Although, the film might not be a commercial hit in box office, it will surely have its way on top of acclaims including nominations for the actors and technicians in many award ceremonies.



Verdict : A tale of reality with naturalistic performance