7 Kollywood Movies That Revolve Around Mothers


Indian cinema always portrays family sentiments and over the decades there have been many movies that revolve around the one special person in all of our lives, our mothers. So here we have the best ‘Amma’ sentiment movies in Tamil cinema.

Amma Kananku

In Amma Kanakku, Amala Paul plays the role of Shanti, a widowed single mother who works as a maid to provide her daughter a better life. The mother does so much to make her daughter study and finally succeeded at it. The film portrayed the struggles of the single mom.


The story revolves around a mother-son relationship set in Kodaikanal. Raam (Jiiva) is a mentally affected teenager living dependent on his mother (Saranya) and his whole world revolves around her. She is murdered and Raam is left out clueless. 


The film revolves around a rich businessman Arul (Vijay Antony) whose mother is unable to recover after she meets with an accident. He learns that his Mother will recover if he turns into a beggar for forty-eight days. The rest of the film revolves around the hardships faced by Arul as he hopes for his mother to recover. 

 36 Vayadhinile  

The film is about Vasanthi (Jyothika) who lives a monotonous life until her friends encourage her to find her younger self. After being left alone at home once her husband and daughter leave for Ireland she sets out on her journey to follow her dreams.

 M.Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi 

This Jayam Ravi film is about the bond shared by a son and mother. The plot revolves around M.Kumaran (Jayam Ravi) who sets out to make his dying mothers (Nadiya) wish of him reuniting with his estranged father (Prakash raj) come true. 

Kannathil Muthamittal 

The film features R.Madhavan, Simran, Nandita Das, and child actor Keerthana is about an adopted daughter in search of her biological parents. Keerthana gets a brief moment with her biological mother before she reunites with her adopted parents. 


The film is about a family whose life changes after they find their third child that they believed was stillborn. The movie’s approach towards mental illness and stereotypes in society led it to win various national film awards. 



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