Amala Paul-starrer "Amma Kanakku" is the remake of Hindi movie "Nil Battey Sannata." The Tamil version has been directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and jointly produced by Anand L Rai and Dhanush.
Samuthirakani and Revathi play the key roles of "Amma Kanakku." The film has Illayaraaja's music and his two songs ("Maths Tough" and "Indha Vazhkai") have become hits. While Gavemic U Ary is the cinematographer, AM Raja Mohammed is the editor of the flick.
The movie tells the story of a courageous woman who fights hard to fulfil her dreams. Shanti (Amala Paul) is a maid, whose only aim in life is to give a good education to her daughter Abhinaya (Yuvasri). Like every parent, she wants her daughter to be a doctor or an engineer.
To support her education, Shanti does multiple jobs. But the teenager does not show any interest in education. The upset mother decides to enrol herself in the school based on the suggestion of a well-wisher and challenges the lazy daughter to score better than her. Her decision does not go well with Abhinaya and this creates a lot of tension between them. The remaining part should be seen on-screen.
"Amma Kanakku" beautifully narrates their fight laced with humour. Without being preachy, the movie delivers its message that everybody has the right to dream and to change their lives.
Find the audience response to the film here:
ChristopherKanagaraj: #AmmaKanakku - Apt title.Decent film with good performance from Amala Paul & that girl and a positive mesg reg education. Ntg new/interestg.
Suresh_23: #AmmaKanakku a light-hearted entertainer.
Kaushik (LMK): #AmmaKanakku - in the space of 36 Vayadhinile. Has good moments but misses the desired emotional connect. This mom's spl is a one time watch
#AmmaKanakku - Despite an earnest @Amala_ams & few kids in good support roles, the film is a missed opportunity at gud sentimental cinema.
#AmmaKanakku - The idea to cast Samuthirakani as a goofy teacher is bad. He is made to look like a joker. Artificial drama hurts the film
#AmmaKanakku - @Amala_ams delivers her best!! Dir @Ashwinyiyer 's intent to present an ode to mothers is good. Raja sir RR is grt in parts
#AmmaKanakku - Has a universal theme of a mom's love, sacrifice for her non cooperative daughter. But the emotions don't hit you. 2.75 / 5
Rajasekar: #AmmaKanakku - @Amala_ams 's best performance since Mynaa :)
#AmmaKanakku - for the first time disappointed with Samuthirakani's performance, unreal :/ Ilaiyaaraja too disappoints
Ultimate Arun: #Ammakanakku Such Good Movie in Amala's Career.. Another Award winning Movie @Amala_ams luv ur Acting.. @dhanushkraja
Karna K: #AmmaKanakku Abi (char) has rocked. Samudrakani's humor, funny xprsns #lol :D
Sujith: #AmmaKanakku @Amala_ams nd her daughter's performance was too good. Slow but not preachy. Family audience will love this. 3.25/5