Achuvinte Amma

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Achuvinte Amma
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Directed bySathyan Anthikad
Produced byP. V. Gangadharan
Screenplay byRanjan Pramod
Story byRajesh Jayaram
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyAlagappan N.
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Grahalakshmi Films
Distributed byKalpaka Films Release
Release date
  • 28 January 2005 (2005-01-28)
Running time
130 minutes
Budget65 lakhs[1]

Achuvinte Amma (Malayalam: അച്ചുവിന്റെ അമ്മ, English: Achu's Mother) is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Sathyan Anthikad and written by Ranjan Pramod. It stars Urvashi, Meera Jasmine and Narain in lead roles. The music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja with the lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery.

The film went on to win several awards including the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress (Urvashi), Filmfare Award for Best Film - Malayalam and Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam for Meera Jasmine.


Achuvinte Amma is a movie that tells the deep rooted relation between a mother, Vanaja (Uravashi) and a daughter Achu (Meera Jasmine). Vanaja is a street smart LIC agent who has made it on her own. She lives with her only daughter Aswathy alias Achu who holds a diploma in Civil Engineering. Mother and daughter share a special relationship and are like friends. There is nothing that Achu hides from her mother. But the only thing taboo in their life is the talk about her father. Vanaja never speaks about Achu's father and Achu never asks her as she doesn't want to hurt her beloved mother.

Their life moves smoothly until Immanuel John alias Ijo (Narain) enters their life. They meet Ijo accidentally when they go to Trivandrum for attending an interview. After the first meeting, Achu and Ijo run into each other now and then, and a friendship develops between them.

Achu gets a job in a construction company. Ijo conveys his wish to marry Achu to Vanaja. Vanaja wants to meet his parents and then he reveals that he is an orphan, after when he takes them to a cemetery for getting permission for marriage. His family had committed mass suicide due to financial problems and he was the only one who survived. Now Vanaja turns against the marriage saying she wants her daughter to marry into a solid family where there are lots of people to care for each other.

This shocks Achu and she raises the taboo and questions Vanaja about her father. Mother and daughter have an argument; Vanaja does not reveal anything and Achu walks out of her home. She goes to Ijo but he asks her to go back home. Achu is adamant and she stays with her colleague. Ijo tries to mend the relationship between them but Achu takes no heed.

Meanwhile, Achu, due to uncomfortable circumstances, has to leave her colleagues place and she finds that she has no place to stay. She is totally worked up and meets with an accident and then Vanaja rushes to see her in hospital. Achu still doesn't speak to her and Vanaja opens her mind to Ijo, and tells him about her past. She reveals that Achu is not her daughter and since from a young age she had adopted Achu, giving a name Aswathy and calls Achu, she did not marry. Ijo tells this to Achu, and both of them reconcile.

The end shows Vanaja adopting another little girl just like how she had taken Achu.


Critical reception[edit]

The movie opened in theatres with an overwhelming number of positive reviews. described Achuvinte Amma as an "eminently watchable film".[2] also gave a similar comment quoting "This film has witnessed a great comeback by the Malayalam film industry, and I hope the trend continues, and more and more such good films are produced which will put all others to shame".[3] gave the film 4 out of 5 stars and giving a Hit mark.[4]

Box office[edit]

The film was highly successful and ran over 200 days in theatres.[5][6]


National Film Awards

Filmfare Awards South

Asianet Film Awards

Kerala State Film Awards


Achuvinte Amma
Soundtrack album by

The film features songs composed by Ilayaraja and written by Gireesh Puthenchery.

Song Title Singer
Enthu Paranjaalum [F] KS Chithra
Enthu Paranjaalum [M] Vijay Yesudas
Swaasathin thaalam Dr. K. J. Yesudas, Manjari
Thaamarakkuruvikku Manjari, chorus

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Audience apathy to young stars continues!". Sify. 21 March 2005.
  2. ^ "Achuvinte Amma Review". Apun Ka Choice. Archived from the original on 5 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
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  4. ^ "Achuvinte Amma". One India. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  5. ^ "Time for an encore". The Hindu. 24 March 2006.
  6. ^ "Sathyan and his cast revel in box-office triumph". The Hindu. 9 May 2005.