Thangar Bachchan the filmmaker who is well known for his work Azhagi is back to filmmaking ways after his movies like Palli Koodam. Ammavin Kaipesi is his latest offering in Tamil cinema, which is based on his own written work that was published some time ago. Thangar Bachchan is known for making intensely emotion filled dramas that portray the reality as it is without any filmy gloss and glamour. His touch is well seen Ammavin Kaipesi too, but the pace at which his screenplay moves plays the spoilsport.
The title of the movie, Ammavin Kaipesi, reveals most of the story. Annamalai (Shanthanoo) is accused of stealing and he is thrown out of his house by his own family. In search of a job to survive, he moves to Krishnagiri and joins in the quarry of Chinnapulla. There, Annamalai finds out that Chinnapulla’s quarry is full of corruption and with is effort he brings them to everyone’s knowledge. In the meantime, his mother is in the danger of being forced out of her home by her own sons. Her only mode of communication with Annamalai is a cellphone. Is communication possible now between Annamalai and his mother? Can he save her?
Thangar Bachchan’s thrusting of rawness into the script has nothing wrong, as the characters in the movie prove to be realistic except trivial roles. His Ammavin Kaipesi brings back the memories of cinemas with the theme of family melodramas, which once ruled the Tamil cinema in the early 50s and 60s. However, he has scripted the screenplay without considering the time factor. The snail paced screenplay does no good to the script, as the audiences are not ready to wait for the end, however emotional it is.
Shanthanoo’s portrayal as Annamalai has brought up his acting talents to the fore, but still he has a long way to go to cement a place in cinema history. Iniya surprises with another author backed role, and debutant actor Revathi as mother is full emotions, which at times seems to be boring.
Overall, Ammavin Kaipesi’s snail paced screenplay does not help it to get the message delivered properly!