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Amma Kanakku Movie Reviews

Amma Kanakku Review

Wunderbar Films is back with yet another meaningful cinema and this time it is a faithful remake of the Hindi film Nil Battey Sannata. Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, who did the original version has helmed the remake and to a large extent has successfully conveyed the intended message.

There is positivity around the film which has a strong message on how to dream big and the importance of education which can change your life. Ashwini has transformed the Agra milieu where the story was set to Chennai, which has led to some lack of Tamil nativity in the presentation.

The film mines the life of Shanthi (Amala Paul), a single mother who is a maid at a doctor’s (Revathy) house who also does other menial jobs to educate her fifteen year old daughter Abhi (Yuvasri) who is in the 10th class. The mother-daughter relationship is portrayed in a very disarmingly simple and heart-warming manner that you start rooting for them to succeed.

Performances are so life-like from lead cast especially the kids at school. Amala Paul Vijay delivers an effortlessly effective performance. Revathy is fabulous in her small yet effective role. Samuthirakani as the school principal is a bit weird and looks uncomfortable as he seems to have just imitated what Pankaj Tripathi did in the original.

Gavemic U Ary’s cinematography has captured the moods of all the characters with apt lighting and the production design by RK Vijay Murugan deserves applause. Though Maestro Ilaiyaraaja disappoints us with his songs, he has compensated with the soothing background score.

On the downside few scenes are contrived and the dialogues sound like mere translation from the original, which Subramaniam Siva (Thiruda Thirudi) should have taken care about.

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