Amma Kanakku

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  • 2016
  • 103 hr
  • 6.9  (417)

Amma Kanakku is a Tamil language drama film released in 2016. It is directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and is a remake of the Hindi film Nil Battey Sannata. The movie stars Amala Paul, Yuvalakshmi, and Revathi in lead roles. The movie revolves around the story of a hardworking single mother, Shanti (played by Amala Paul) who works as a housemaid to support her daughter Abhinaya (played by Yuvalakshmi) and her education. Despite her own struggles, Shanti is determined to provide her daughter with a good education and a better life. However, Abhinaya is uninterested in her studies and wants to drop out of school after class 10th.

Shanti’s relentless efforts to persuade her daughter to continue her studies are met with resistance. In order to motivate her daughter and show her the importance of education, Shanti takes the drastic step of joining Abhinaya’s school as a class 10th student. She wants to prove to her daughter that it is never too late to start learning and that education is the key to a bright future.

Once in the school, Shanti faces numerous challenges and hurdles, including bullying from fellow students and teachers who are suspicious of her true intentions. She also has to balance her job as a maid and her studies, which becomes increasingly difficult as the exams approach.

The film also explores the relationship between Shanti and her own mother (played by Revathi), who abandoned her when she was young. Shanti harbours a deep resentment towards her mother for leaving her and struggles with the rejection and self-esteem issues. The rift between Shanti and her mother serves as a powerful metaphor for the generational gap in education and how education plays a pivotal role in breaking the cycle of poverty and ignorance.

The movie Amma Kanakku is heartwarming and inspiring, showcasing the indomitable human spirit and the power of education. The performances of Amala Paul and Yuvalakshmi are noteworthy, with the former delivering a powerful performance as a dedicated and loving mother who will go to any lengths to secure her daughter’s future. Yuvalakshmi, too, shines in her portrayal of a rebellious teenager who learns the value of education and hard work through her mother’s determination and sacrifice.

The cinematography by Gavemic U Ary is excellent, capturing the essence of the rural landscape and the daily struggles of the working-class families. The music by Ilaiyaraaja is melodious, elevating the emotional impact of the movie.

Overall, Amma Kanakku is a heartwarming and poignant movie that highlights the importance of education, the perseverance of the human spirit, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and her daughter. It is a must-watch for anyone who values education, hard work, and family.

Amma Kanakku is a 2016 drama with a runtime of 103 hours. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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    103 hr
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (417)