Amma (1952 film)

Directed by K. Vembu
Produced by T. E. Vasudevan
Written by Nagavally R. S. Kurup
Starring Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair
B. S. Saroja
Aranmula Ponnamma
M. N. Nambiar
T. S. Dorairaj
P. M. Devan
Gopalan Nair
T. S. Muthaiah
Paul Vengola
Music by V. Dakshinamurthy
P. Bhaskaran
Cinematography V. Rajagopal
Edited by R. Rajagopal
Release dates
  • 6 December 1952 (1952-12-06)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 10 lakh

Amma (English: Mother) is a 1952 Malayalam film directed by K. Vembu and written by Nagavally R. S. Kurup. The film is based on L.V Prasad's Telugu movie Shavukar. The film was also made in Tamil and was a moderate success at the box office.[1] It was one of the two films that enjoyed success among the 11 Malayalam films which released in 1952, the other being Prem Nazir-starrer Visappinte Vili.[2] The cast of Amma includes Lalitha, B. S. Saroja, Aranmula Ponnamma, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, M. N. Nambiar, T. S. Dorairaj, P. M. Devan, Gopalan Nair, T. S. Muthaiah and Sharma.


The film tells the tale of Lakshmi Amma, a loving mother, and her son Venu. Venu falls in love with Radha, a rich lady, and later marries her. After the marriage, Venu and Radha shifts to Madras. He manages to send some money to his mother in the beginning. But as days went, Radha intervenes and Venu is not able to send any more money to his poor mother. Meanwhile, a private moneylender from whom Lakshmi Amma had borrowed some money for Venu's marriage, kicks her out of the house. Venu brings Lakshmi Amma to his Madras residence but Radha is not ready to allow her to stay there. This creates problems and Lakshmi Amma has to leave the house. She is thrown to the streets. A lot of dramatic happenings form the rest of the story.


  1. T. E. Vasudevan, P. Zakir Hussain (June 2014). "സിനിമയില്‍ സത്യമില്ല സകലതും അഭിനയമാണ്". Madhyamam Weekly. Retrieved 3 July 2014
  2. Mohandas Kalariykkal. (April 2011). "അബ്ദുള്‍ ഖാദര്‍ പ്രേം നസീര്‍ ആയ കഥ" (in Malayalam). Janmabhumi. Retrieved May 5, 2011.

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