This one is special for several reasons and it could not have been any better for Raghavendra Rajkumar to return to silver screen after a gap of 14 years. Nikhil Manjoo has created one of the best lead characters in the recent times which elevates the experience of watching a meaningful movie. Further, it also fits perfectly for a talented artist to perform at his best along with his present real life condition.
As the title suggests, it has all the real emotions packed in it with some great performances led by Raghavendra Rajkumar as Rajeeva. Though it does not come with the usual entertaining elements, Ammana Mane is for everyone who seek for a meaningful tale with real good substance in it.
The manner in which the director has etched the character of Raghavendra Rajkumar deserves appreciation, and it is best felt watching the performance. He has turned his present physical condition as his greatest strength which lives with a purpose all through the movie.
It revolves around Rajeeva, a physically challenged person who is abandoned by his father as child. But, it is the mother who brings him up against all odds. The grown up Rajeeva has a work and lives a normal life with his family comprising of mother, wife and a daughter.
In between, he faces another challenge and fights legally against the system for the sake of his daughter's education. The greatest strength of this modestly made film is the simple but hard hitting narration along with some good performances.
While he wins one challenge, he is faced with another in his own family when his aged mother suffers with a similar condition to his. A definite special treat for all those who love meaningful films with natural performances, and especially to watch Raghavendra Rajkumar who makes a solid comeback in a valid film by Nikhil Manjoo.