Direction : S.Bani
Production : MK Films
Starring : Dhansika, Varnika, Varsha, Anil Murali, Namo Narayana
Music : Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography : A. Kumaran, SR Santhoshkumar
Editing : A. L. Ramesh
Winning everyone’s appreciation for her performance as Rajinikanth’s daughter in Kabali, Dhansika gets her solo lead role in ‘Enga Amma Rani’. Let us have a look into the storyline and its analysis.
With her husband departing to Cambodia and not showing up for more than 3 years, Rani (Dhansika) has been dwelling along with her twin daughters Meera and Tara in Malaysia. On an unexpected turn, a terrible disaster strikes their lives, when Tara passes away due to some mysterious disease. Adding furthermore bizarre for Dhansika is to see Meera behaving weird and doctors offer advice to keep Meera in a cold region. Abruptly, both of them fly down to Cameroon. But sooner, things get much more disastrous out there due to Meera. Will Dhansika be able to save her daughter? What happened to her husband who went to Cambodia? With so many unanswered questions the film has its pace of moments.
The basic plot of this film revolves around a girl’s earnest confrontation to fight against her parents to marry the man she likes and her responsibilities to raise her daughters has been very well crafted as screenplay. The first hour travels completely into the ambience of desperate emotions of Dhansika as she ponders for her husband’s return and her emotional journey with her daughters. But soon after the intermission, there seems to be some fallible moments in writing that loses the balance and momentum. Of course, the ones looking out for the entertainment factors might not get what they look out for. On the technical front, the splendiferous musical score by Ilayaraja and cinematography by A Kumaran-SR Santhosh Kumar that captures beautiful scenario of Malaysia embellishes the movie. Editor A.L. Ramesh deserves special mention for keeping the narrative cuts precise to a running length of 111 minutes that engrosses us.
A very strong and substantial role has been offered to Dhansika and her performance is spellbinding in many places. The twin girls Varsha and Varnika have done their best acts and choosing the best between them, we get to see Varnika appealing us with nuance performance. Others in the star-cast involving Shankar Sri Hari, Riaz K Ahmad, Namo Narayanan and Manoj Kumar have done the best on their part.
1. First half
2. Music, Cinematography and other technical aspects
What doesn’t work?
1. Second half
2. Lack of entertainment elements
Director Baani deserves special mention for handling a script and making a film that gives strong role to a female protagonist. It would have been better if the screenplay was crafted yet more engaging.
Verdict: An Emotional Journey of a mother…
#Dhansika #Varnika #Varsha #AnilMurali #NamoNarayana #Ilaiyaraaja #AKumaran #SRSanthoshkumar #ALRamesh #Kabali #Isaignaniillayaraja
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