Although Amma n movies, a special genre of Tamil cinema (Amma n means mother and is a term which addresses village Goddesses all over Tamil Nadu) have originated in the 70´s until nowadays they have not been recognised outside Tamil Nadu. These movies use a special language. It is a necessity to know the vocabulary as in the case of every language. A basic vocabulary is essential to understand the religious symbolism inherent in these films. The following article shall provide the reader a short introduction to the main religious themes of the movie and shall enable her/him to understand the basic meanings of the rituals and symbols presented in the movie.
"Amma n Movies: An Introduction,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol9/iss2/5