Aami by renowned director Kamal is based on the life of one of the most celebrated writers, Kamala Surayya, also known as Madhavikutty. The author is known for her short stories and poems which took an unconventional jab at conservative societal norms regarding women. The movie showcases an amazing performance from Manju Warrier who received critical applause for her brilliant portrayal of the writer.
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Here are several reasons why Aami should be on your must-watch list this International Women’s Day:
- A real-life story: Kamala Surayya’s real-life story is one of the most engaging ones ever. The writer got married at a very young age of 15 to a man who was 20 years elder to her. She was a part of a fiery controversy during the later stages of her life when she converted into Islam after marrying a Muslim man. Kamala’s writings soon started reflecting her struggles and transformed herself into a renowned figure in the realm of literature. Aami does total justice to the extraordinary life of the author, making it an inspirational watch for all on International Women’s Day.
- Manju Warrier’s phenomenal performance: One major reason why you shouldn’t miss Aami is for Manju Warrier’s mesmerising performance. She transforms herself into the author and amuses the audience as she portrays Kamala Surayya in several stages of her life. The movie becomes an amazing visual experience as Manju Warrier’s portrayal of the character opens up the writer’s life to the audience. The movie also showcases brilliant performances from Tovino Thomas, Renji Panicker and Murali Gopy.
- Kamal’s return to the industry: The movie garnered a quick buzz among movie lover’s as it was Director Kamal’s new venture after his three-year-long break. With three National Film Awards to his name, the director is famous for his heart-touching movies and has completed three decades in the industry. Aami garnered the director critical appraise and also won two Kerala State Film Awards for background score and best playback singer.
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