One of the positive changes happening in Tamil cinema is the increase in the number of films with a female character as solo lead. The new addition to the list is Enga Amma Rani in which Sai Dhanshika plays the lead role of a single mother of a twin children. Written and directed by debutant Bani, Enga Amma Rani makes quite an impact as an emotional story about a mother and daughter, with its limited resources.
Thulasi (Sai Dhanshika) is a single mother in Malaysia, whose husband goes missing after a trip to Cambodia. She has to take care of her twin daughter Tara (Varsha) and Meera (Varnika) and takes up a job to extend their stay in Malaysia. Suddenly, Thulasi loses Tara to a rare disease which does not show any symptoms. Soon Meera also gets affected by the same disease.
For an emotional film like this, the relationship of the mother and the kids need to establish well. Bani does that with ease with his proper and precise introduction of characters with their backgrounds and the situations they have to deal with. This helps us to root for the mother and her daughters which helps sustain the audience interest throughout the proceedings of the first half.
Sai Dhanshika has given a performance that she can proudly boast off for her life time.She carries off the emotional scenes and the challenge of breaking down quite well like a pro. It won’t be an overstatement to say that her acting makes the film more relatable to the audience. Enga Amma Rani is an honest attempt to convey the greatness of the mother and her sacrifices and succeeds due to which its shortcomings can be condoned.