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'Amma Kanakku' Movie Review & Rating: Ashwini Makes A Fair Debut


Amma Kanakku movie review and rating is here. Bankrolled by Dhanush and Anand L Rai, the film is the remake of Hindi flick, Nil Battey Sannata.

Continue reading our review to know what this Amala Paul-starrer has to offer and how does it differ from the original. The movie has been directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, who had helmed the Hindi version as well.

Yuvasri & Amala Paul In Amma Kanakku

Amma Kanakku Plot:

Amala Paul, after losing her husband in an accident, pins all her hopes on her daughter, played by Yuvasri. Her only dream is to provide her daughter with good education.

However, Yuvasri shows little interest in education. Her rational standpoint being, her mother, who takes up odd jobs to make ends meet, cannot afford her higher education.

Yuvasri continues to focus more on television soaps and cinema, which demoralizes her mother. But Amala is in no mood to give up and does something unexpected to make her daughter realize the importance of education.


Actors who stand out in the entire play are Revathy and Amala Paul. While Revathy's performance is as refined as it can get, Amala Paul has given her best. In fact, this is one of her best acts after Mynaa.

Samuthirakani's role is largely unconvincing as his antics as a government school head master are exaggerated in many places.

Yuvasri comes up with a decent performance and adds credibility to the film.


One of the major worries here is that the entire film looks like a documentary drama with no scope for entertainment. What contributes majorly to this factor is that Amma Kanakku is a film sans twists and turns.

Having said that, the engagement factor in the screenplay comes in the form of educating audience the importance of education and a subject like Mathematics. Editing too, is neatly done as the film pans out in less than 2 hours.

Music by Ilaiyaraaja is apt and flows along well with the story. Cinematography by Gavemic U Ary is responsible for making the entire movie believable.

Overall View:

Though Amma Kanakku is not as good as the original, it warrants a watch, for the movie conveys an important message in a light-hearted manner.

Also Read: Dhanush Chose Amala Paul: 'Amma Kanakku' Director

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