Amma Kanakku is a Tamil drama film written and directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. Produced by Anand L. Rai and Dhanush under the Colour Yellow Pictures and Wunderbar Films banner. It is a remake of the 2016 Hindi film Nil Battey Sannata, the film stars Amala Paul, Revathi, and Samuthirakani in the lead roles. Amma Kanakku is all set to entertain the audience from June 24, 2016. The film is about a caring mother and her struggles in raising her daughter, who is uninterested in studies. Maestro Ilayaraja has been composed the music for this film.
There is positivist around the film which has a strong message on how to dream big and the importance of education which can change your life. Ashwini has transformed the Agra milieu where the story was set to Chennai, which has led to some lack of Tamil nativity in the presentation.
The film mines the life of Shanthi (Amala Paul), a single mother who is a maid at a doctor’s (Revathy) house who also does other menial jobs to educate her fifteen year old daughter Abhi (Yuvasri) who is in the 10th class. The mother-daughter relationship is portrayed in a very disarmingly simple and heart-warming manner that you start rooting for them to succeed.
Performances are so life-like from lead cast especially the kids at school. Amala Paul Vijay delivers an effortlessly effective performance. Revathy is fabulous in her small yet effective role. Samuthirakani as the school principal is a bit weird and looks uncomfortable as he seems to have just imitated what Pankaj Tripathi did in the original.