AAMI MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Release Date : Feb 09,2018 Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 35 Minutes Censor Rating : U/A

AAMI CAST & CREW
Production: Raphael Thomas Pozholiparambil Cast: Anoop Menon, Manju Warrier, Murali Gopy, Tovino Thomas Direction: Kamal Screenplay: Kamal Story: Kamal Music: M. Jayachandran, Taufiq Qureshi Background score: M. Jayachandran, Taufiq Qureshi Cinematography: Madhu Neelakandan Dialogues: Kamal Editing: Sreekar Prasad Singers: Arnab Dutt, Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal, Vijay Yesudas Lyrics: Rafeeq Ahamed Distribution: Central Pictures

Veteran director Kamal's Aami is a biographical film based on the life of renowned author Kamala Das/ Kamala Surayya. A widely read columnist who wrote on diverse topics including women's issues and child care, her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories, poems, and autobiography.

 

Director Kamal has always been known for his beautiful frames and exceptional direction. He has treated Aami in a nonlinear manner and has succeeded in focusing on her open and honest treatment of female sexuality, which was free from any guilt. A well-written screenplay with classic direction is the backbone of Aami.

 

In the beginning, Manju Warrier might sound a bit 'too dramatic' but her performance is sure to smoothly absorb the audience into Aami. A major visible imperfection is her make up - at times Aami looks younger than her younger sister and her (Aami's) son, and older than her mother. Tovino Thomas has given one of his finest performances as Aami's illusion of Lord Krishna. Murali Gopi and Anoop Menon have played their roles to perfection. The young actress Neelanjana, who plays the younger Aami deserves great applause for effortlessly portraying different emotions.

 

Background score plays a great role in every biopic and Bijibal has given his best to the film, with the right, heart-touching soulful tunes. M Jayachandran's songs, especially 'Neermathalam' help create a soothing mood. Madhu Neelakantan's Aami takes you to the pre and post-independence era, instilling a visually energising experience.

 

Positives of Aami

Direction
Music

 

Drawbacks of Aami

A lag in the second half
A shorter version could've been more impactful

Verdict: A well directed visual experience with Kerala's most loved writer.

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2.75
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Aami (aka) Aamy

Aami (aka) Aamy is a Malayalam movie with production by Raphael Thomas Pozholiparambil, direction by Kamal, cinematography by Madhu Neelakandan, editing by Sreekar Prasad. The cast of Aami (aka) Aamy includes Anoop Menon, Manju Warrier, Murali Gopy, Tovino Thomas.