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Amma Kanakku Review-its good but could have been a lot better

  • Rakesh Reddy

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    Desimartini | Updated - June 24, 2016 11:56 PM IST
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    Verdict - Can watch once if you are a fan of slow movies

    Amma KanakkuWatch trailerRelease date : June 24, 2016

    Dhanush, as a producer has this good habit of backing up good films. After Kaaka Muttai, it's Amma Kanakku, which is filled with the so called "moments" that will stay with you even after you step out. There is nothing fancy in this film's storyline. No revenge, no fights, no stereotype hero and heroine running around trees and hiding behind the bushes but it's filled with lots of love and few subtle messages here and there. It might not end up as endearing as Kaaka Muttai, but this movie is as good as it in its own ways.

    It's about a cute relationship between a mom and her daughter, and her dream to make her daughter study and somehow make her pass 10th standard. So what does she do? She joins the same school and class to give a competitive feeling or may be even hurt her ego a bit so that she gets a push to study and pass 10th standard. What happens next? Both get into few misunderstandings but later end up having a sweet emotional moment in the climax. And you definitely know the result of their 10 standard exams. No brainier there!

    I simply loved the storyline, which has everything to earn itself a couple of awards. The screenplay is short, sweet and emotionally gripping here and there. I loved the characterizations. The kid, her mother, mother's boss, school headmaster, her geeky classmate, her notorious friends, the calm IAS officer, everyone were just brilliant. I especially liked Samuthirakani's role as a school headmaster. He had this unique body language that evokes subtle humour and his quirky dialogues made him as a standout performer. The kid who played Abhi was so good and natural with her expressions and acting. Amala Paul did her best but somehow I kept getting the feeling that she was a misfit for this role and didnt quite connect with me, IMHO. The dialogues were pretty good and gives us a moment to think about it.

    Music was ilaiyaraja was pretty ok but nothing exceptional. Editing and cinematography was decent. Overall, Amma Kanakku is a brilliant film, which shows whats a mother's dream can be and all they think is good. The movie not preachy or melodramatic. It's sweet love story between a mother and her little daughter and their dreams, which is to pass 10th standard and become successful in life.

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