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A Peck on the Cheek (2002)

Kannathil Muthamittal (original title)
A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.

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G. Thiruchelvan
Simran ...
Indra
Prakash Raj ...
Dr. Herold Vikramsinghe (as Prakashraj)
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Shyama
J.D. Chakravarthi ...
Dhileepan
P.S. Keerthana ...
Amudha
Delhi Kumar ...
Ganesan
Pasupathy ...
LTTE fighter
Bala Singh ...
Shyama's father
Master Suraj ...
Vinayan
Master Kethan ...
Akhilan
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Dhileepan and Shyama are Tamil-speaking residents of Mankulam, Sri Lanka, who get married with the blessings of their respective families. After the marriage, Shyama confides that she would like to be a mother of eight children, but she is stunned when her husband tells her that he cannot father any children until there is peace between the mainstream and the Tamils in this country. Nevertheless, they do get intimate, which results in Shyama getting pregnant. Dhileepan goes into hiding because of his connections with the Tamil Tigers, while Shyama returns to her father's house. A storm threatens their village, and they are forced to flee to a Refugee Camp in Rameswaram, India. Alone, without any support, Shyama gives birth to a girl, leaves her, and returns to Sri Lanka to be with her husband. The child gets noticed by noted Tamil author Thiruchelvan, who lives with his sister, her husband, and their son and writes books under the pen-name of Indra, who is actually an attractive TV ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The movie is inspired by a Time magazine article about an American couple who took their daughter to Philippines to meet her biological mother. See more »

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Vellaippookkal
Composed & Performed by A.R. Rahman
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Wow!
3 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was astonishing how good it was! The plot is extraordinary, and the acting spectacular. At first I thought this wasn't going to be that great because of a summary, but after about the first five or ten minutes of the movie, it struck me that I was dead wrong. I literally cried about four or five times in this movie, and despite this, I must've watched the same scenes over and over again about thirty times in one week! No, the song scenes were not as awesome as they could've been, but the plot is what really gets you. American or Asain, I would recommend this to anyone--and I have now. I guarantee that after seeing this one, you'll get the best out of it, and its plot. I hope you feel the same, and write a rave review too!


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