Adding to the string of women-oriented films in recent times, comes ‘Ammani’, directed by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan.
Depicting the relationship shared between Salamma (Lakshmy) and Ammani (Subbalakshmi), the movie is a heart-warming tale of love and relationships which are put to test in the face of poverty.
The story revolves around Salamma who lives with her sons and their families. Being widowed and working, she passes her days waiting to receive a certain amount of money as pension.
However, to her dismay, all of her family members have set their eyes on the money. In the meantime, she also encounters Ammani, an 82-year-old woman who goes about selling plastic bottles.
Lakshmy excels in her triple role as actor, director and writer. As Salamma, she manages to tug at your heart strings. So is the case with Subbalakshmi, who delivers an effective performance.
The supporting actors like Nithin Sathya, George and others play their parts to perfection.
Backing the strong performances is the technical team which is sure to bag awards for the finesse shown.
Music by K complements the story, while art direction does a good job in bringing to life a lower middle class household.
Overall, ‘Ammani’ is a must-watch for lovers of meaningful cinema.