Ammani wrapped up in 28 days

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | JANANI K
Published Sep 17, 2016, 12:04 am IST
Updated Sep 17, 2016, 12:05 am IST
Ammani is inspired by the life of a grandmother.
Still from Ammani
 Still from Ammani

Having started off as an actress in Kollywood, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s aim was to direct sensible commercial films. And she succeeded, as her films Aarohanam and Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathey received critical acclaim. Now, she is gearing up for the release of her third directorial, Ammani, slated for an October 14 release.

We had earlier reported that Ammani is inspired by the life of a grandmother, Valamba, whom Lakshmy met on her reality TV show. Speaking to DC, she says, “I met Valamba paati at the show. I also heard about another lady whom I couldn’t meet because she had committed suicide before the show was produced. I got really inspired by these women, and ended up penning a fictional script featuring them both.”

 

Lakshmy plays the role of Saalamma, a 57-year-old, in the film. “Essaying Saalamma’s role was challenging as she comes from a background that I am not familiar with. There is a dream song about her envisioning how her death would be. It is my personal favourite,” she says. The actress who completed the film in 28 days claims that she wants to take it slow from now on. “Working for Ammani was taxing. It took a toll on my health. I want to be there for my children and family, and hence I am planning to take it slow hereafter,” she explains.

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