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Amma Kanakku Movie Review

Amma Kanakku Movie Review

Total Reviews - 8
Average Rating - 5.8/10
Yes - 4
No - 0
Neutral - 4
Watchable? - 100%

Critic Reviews Amma Kanakku

  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Gautaman Bhaskaran Rating-5/10
However, on its own, Amma Kanakku is a well made film about the importance of girls’ education. Ultimately, Amma Kanakku may not be one among the annals of great cinema, but it is a noble story that Tiwari narrates with a fair degree of conviction.
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  • Rediff | Review By -S Saraswathi Rating-6/10
What takes the film down a notch is the performance of its actors, who seem to be rather inconsistent. Both Amala Paul and Samuthirakani are excellent actors but their performances appear stilted and artificial. Yuvasri is admirable, as is veteran actress Revathi. Despite the ordinary performances, Amma Kanakku has a wonderful message and certainly deserves a watch.
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  • Behindwoods | Review By -BW Review Rating-5/10
The director’s objective undoubtedly is lofty and needs applause, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Amma Kanakku would have turned into a better film for its social angle, had it been executed in a better way. Amma Kanakku, an average flick that has good purpose but falls short in its execution.
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Baradwaj Rangan
Amma Kanakku doesn’t feel as fluid as Nil Battey Sannata. Ilayarajaa’s songs just don’t work. The dialogues aren’t as flavourful, and sometimes sound downright odd. (“Maths pengalukku pazhaya edhiri.”) If there’s some frustration with the facileness at its core, it’s because Amma Kanakku isn’t a stupid, lazily-made, one-note message movie (though there’s a heavy dose of preaching at the end). There’s a lot of atmosphere, flavour, nuance, gentle humour – especially from Samuthirakani, in a change-of-pace role as the school’s headmaster.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Anupama Subramanian Rating-5/10
Amma Kanakku, a remake of Bollywood film Nil Battey Sanatta, is a simple film which delivers a message that everyone has the right to dream and the importance of education which can change your life. The film gives a documentary feel after a point especially towards the preachy climax. A modest feel-good film worth a watch!
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  • Times Of India | Review By -M Suganth Rating-6/10
The Tamil version of the Hindi film Nil Battey Sannata, Amma Kanakku is a feel-good drama — the kind of film that leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling — despite dealing with an important subject: the need to have an ambition in life. It is a well-intentioned film that largely avoids the heavy-handed melodrama that such 'message movies' tend to go for, only succumbing to this pitfall towards the end.
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  • Filmi Beat | Review By -Avinash Gopinath Rating-6/10
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. 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.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -H Shivkumar Rating-7/10
Definitely do not miss this film if you love your mom, for it will move you to the core. In spite of having such a deep and emotional message, it has been dealt with in a very breezy and lighthearted manner so don’t worry about the waterworks starting up. You can enjoy this flick with you entire family!
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Amala Paul, Revathi, Samuthirakani, Yuvasri
Ashwini Iyer Tiwari
Ashwini Iyer Tiwari
Ashwini Iyer Tiwari
Gavemic U Ary
produced by: 
Aanand L Rai, Dhanush
run time:
109 minutes
censor certification: 

Plot Synopsis
Amma Kanakku is the remake of the 2016 Hindi film Nil Battey Sannata.

A Class 10 student is giving up on studies, because she knows her mother, a house-help, will not be able to provide for her higher studies. Her mother tries hard and even enrolls her for math tuition but she thinks only children of rich parents become doctors or engineers and believes she will end up being a maid too, like her mother.