I have seen the original Malayalam movie. The film answers by its story flow that it is the woman herself who has control on her dreams and goals. If she is determined and works focused, she can achieve her dreams as reality.
Let me tell one point here. Not just women, but men also have dreams always. It starts from childhood. When we see an elephant and mahout the child feels that to be a mahout is a big thing and it dreams becoming a mahout. A girls child may feel that the teaching job is a big thing and she may imitate her class teacher and dream of becoming a teacher.
But dreams can change when we grow.
Similarly for an adult woman also her dreams need not be constant. By experience, evaluating priorities etc. she may change her dreams also.
Wwhen two old classmates meet, one may remark "OMG, you wanted to be a playback singer and now you are rotting your life , looking after mother-in-law , husband and kids?" . For the second party, it may appear that the first woman's dreams are shattered and now she is doing things against her will and inside wish. That is where we all go wrong. It may be that none has put any spoke into her dreams. But she would have consciously re-arranged her priorities and truly finding happiness and importance in her new assignment and roles. She may also be silently preparing and working for old dream also.
Let us understand that each one ,whether manor woman, has own dreams. Sometimes they find them as silly and discard at a later date. For some that may grow more strong and adamant. They may work focused and the do all efforts and achieve that. Some others may not put the right focus and may dilly-dally and lose steam, and star blaming others. Some others simply re-arrange their priorities and derive more happiness from the new priorities and realities than what their early dream achievement would have given them.
Life is a conscious and considered compromise and adjustment between dreams and realities .