Amma Kanakku is a 2016 Indian Tamil language drama film written and directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. A remake of the 2016 Hindi film Nil Battey Sannata, the film stars Amala Paul, Revathi and Samuthirakani in the lead roles. Principal photography of the film commenced on 7 January 2016 in Chennai.
In November 2015, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari agreed terms to direct a remake of her Hindi film, Nil Battey Sannata in Tamil, for producers Dhanush and Anand L. Rai. Dhanush had been shown a preview of the film by Rai, during a visit to Mumbai in September 2015 and the duo chose to co-produce the film, with Ashwini Iyer retained as director. Amala Paul and Revathi were signed on to play the leading roles, while Samuthirakani also accepted to portray another pivotal role in the film. The film began shooting on 7 January 2016 with a launch ceremony held in Chennai and completed on 23 February 2016.
A Class 10 student is giving up on studies, because she knows her mother, a house-help, will not be able to provide for her higher studies. Her mother tries hard and even enrolls her for math tuition but she thinks only children of rich parents become doctors or engineers and believes shell end up being a maid too, like her mother.
Directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari
Produced by Anand L. Rai & Dhanush
Starring Amala Paul, Revathi, Samuthirakani
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Gavemic U Ary
Production Colour Yellow Pictures & Wunderbar Films
Release dates June 24, 2016