This is the season of Aishwarya Lekshmi. The slender actress, who started her career in Malayalam, has now established herself as a pan-Indian actress. In the biggest Tamil hit of the season, Ponniyin Selvan 1, Aishwarya Lekshmi plays the role of Poonguzhali, a woman from the boat. Her character will also have more screen time in the second part. Earlier in the year, she co-produced and acted in a cameo in the Tamil film Gargi. In Malayalam, she uploaded the film herself Archana 31 Not Out. In Telugu, she debuted in the movie called God.
Aishwarya Lekshmi, who is a qualified doctor, is now headlined Amazon Prime Video’s first Telugu original film titled Ammu. The film forms part of Prime Video’s festive lineup for the Great Indian Festival 2022, which kicked off on September 23.
Ammu will stream on Prime Video from October 19
Prime Video today announced the global premiere Ammu on October 19th. With filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj as creative producer, Ammu is produced by Kalyan Subramanian and Kaarthekeyen Santhanam of Stone Bench Films, and written and directed by Charukesh Sekar. According to the streamer, the film is a dramatic thriller that “is an empowering story of a woman who rises like a phoenix in the face of adversity.”
Ammu traces a woman’s transformation from a victim of domestic violence to overcoming her inner conflicts, discovering her inner strength, and taking great revenge on her abusive husband. Aishwarya Lekshmi plays the lead role in the film alongside Naveen Chandra and Bobby Simha in the lead. Ammu will be broadcast in Telugu along with Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi dubbing on the service.
The first look was revealed by directors Karthik Subbaraj, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Kiranraj, Tharun Bhascker and actors Sai Pallavi, Manju Warrier and Samyuktha Hegde revealed the release date.
“Ammu is special to us for many reasons. Not only is it our first original Telugu film, a milestone we are very happy to have crossed, but it is also an important and relevant story that focuses on the strength and resilience of women,” Aparna Purohit, head of India Originals, told Prime Video.
The film also extends Prime Video’s collaboration with Karthik Subbaraj, after Putham Pudhu Kaalai and Mahaan. Kartik Subbaraj said: ‘Ammu, as a movie, is more than just a revenge thriller. The film is rooted in drama, mixed with the unpredictability of life that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. It’s fantastically executed by some of the best in the industry with Aishwarya, Naveen and Bobby Simha all giving it their all.”