Salamma (Lakshmy Ramakrishnan) lives with her children and their families. Being widowed and working, she passes her days waiting to receive a certain amount of money as pension.
To her dismay, all of her family members have set their eyes on the money. In the meantime, she also encounters Ammani (Subbalakshmi), an 82-year-old woman who goes about selling plastic bottles.
How the lives of the two women who are faced with similar issues, intervene, and how the characters eventually realise that there is more to life than money, forms the story.
The movie runs for just 90 minutes and there is hardly any dull moment. In her third attempt as director, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan shines bright as both filmmaker and actor.
The actress-filmmaker, who is a popular television anchor too, has woven all those feel good factors within the commercial format of film making.
Subbalakshmi and others have performed well. At heart, Ammani is a message movie– but it’s very different from the ones we usually get.
Though Ammani’s plot resembles a lecture in morals, it is different, lively and realistic.
In other words, Ammani is the triumph of good cinema. Lakshmy has been ably supported by cinematographer Imran Ahmedh, music composer K and sound designer Tapas Nayak.
Director: Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Cast: Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Subbalakshmi, Nithin Sathya, Robo Shankar, George Mariyan, Sri Balaji, Rejin Rose, C. Renukha, S. Annam
Pro: Suresh Chandra