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Ammani is the directorial venture of Lakshmi Ramakrishnan who has directed films like Aarohanam and Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe. Her previous two endeavors were received well critically. Now let’s see whether she lives up to her expectations with Ammani.
Lakshmy Ramakrishnan is a widowed lady and is employed; she is also about to be retired. Widowed at a pretty young age she has her own share of problems; while her elder son is a drunkard her younger son is an auto rickshaw driver who just obeys the orders of his wife. He also takes loan thinking that his mother will repay. She has also a daughter with whom she has lost connection. However, Lakshmy showers them with love. She may quarrel with them but bounce back to normalcy and shower her unconditional love again. She is one such women we see in our day-to-day life but never really observe their efforts. Subbulakshmi is a 82 year old rag picker (who stays in Lakshmy’s derelict home) who has a great passion for life that she does her work without any expectations. Watch the movie to know how it proceeds….
Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has acted with great elegance and subtlety. She has indeed given a nuanced act. It’s a treat to watch Subbalakshmi performing with such elan in this age. In fact, these two women steal the show.
Ammani has taken inspiration from the story of a 82 year rag picker who participated in the show show Sollvathellam Ummai. In this film Lakshmy Ramakrishnan is seen a 57 year old (which has also drawn inspiration from real life) while Subbalakshmi (of Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya fame) is seen as the 82 year woman.
The movie is indeed a daring effort by the talented director who is also a responsible writer.
What’s not there?
The plot is tried and tested.
The movie will strike the right chord with the audience and conveys a message.
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