Aami review hit or flop
Director Kamal’s Aami is a biopic on the life of acclaimed writer Kamala Das aka Madhavikutty, or ‘Aami’ as she was called by her close family members, Aami review hit or flop.
Madhavikutty was known for her honest and bold writing style, besides the real life controversy when she decided to accept Muslim faith, changing her name to Kamala Suraiya, at the age of 65.
The movie has been in the news ever since it was announced and also, when the original choice to play the title role, Bollywood actor Vidya Balan, walked out of the project. It is to the credit of the makers of the film that her replacement, Manju Warrier, has a striking resemblance to the genius writer that she plays on screen.
Madhavikutty’s conversion to Islam has always been a sensitive episode and Kamal doesn’t shy away from showing certain aspects, which has mostly remained as “known secrets”. More on this area could be revealing too much about the storyline.
Aami review with different aspects
In a way the movie looks pretty superficial and even melodramatic at times, if you have followed Madhavikutty’s life and writings. Evidently, the attempt here is not to offer something new. We can say it’s more of a documentation of some of the known facts about the writer, than a great cinematic version about the life of an incredible woman.
Though her trademark dialogue delivery and excessive makeup at times can be included as the minuses, it’s an earnest performance from Manju Warrier as she becomes Madhavikutty.
Murali Gopy shines as Madhava Das and Anoop Menon plays his character, quite convincingly. It is Tovino Thomas, who packs a real surprise here, though we won’t reveal much about his character and play spoilsports.
Aami perhaps give a feeling that it is a bit too long and the ending is rather hastily done. It’s an enjoyable trip watching a woman who lived her life, mostly by her own terms.
Aami review:- Verdict: An engaging watch