At 16, she went on to do her most critically acclaimed work yet far. A Malayalam Film - Manjupoloru Penkutty directed by Kamal. The story focused around a 16-year-old school girl in Kerala who was tormented by and rose against her sexually abusive stepfather. The film dealt with a real issue and made waves for its bold subject through the Southern Industry. It was later dubbed and re-released in more languages across the Southern States, including Kannada and Telegu. Amrita's work in the film brought her accolades and critical fame and she was nominated by the State for the National Awards as Best Actress.  Amrita has mentioned in her interviews that as a Performer, being nominated for the National State Awards has been the most gratifying point in her career. Though she was offered many pivotal roles in daily soaps she preferred episodics over dailies as she found it fresh and challenging. she had worked many episodic series and was appreciated a lot for her performances.