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A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
"Kannathil Muthamittal" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  14 February 2002 (India)
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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... See full summary »

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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 8 children, but 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, resulting in Shyama getting pregnant. Dhileepan goes into hiding because of his connections with the Tamil Tigers, while Shyama returns to her dad, Devanathan'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. This child gets noticed by noted Tamil author Thiruchelvan, who lives with his sister, Kamalee, her husband, and their son, and authors books under the pen-name of 'Indra', who is actually an ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A Great Film by a world class talent.
25 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Mani Rathnam is seriously a World Class Talent. If he had been working in Western Countries he would be considered in the same league as Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Spielberg or Martin Scorsese.

With Kannathil Muthamittal ( A Peck on the Cheek) he has taken the two sensitive subjects of Adoption and the Civil War in Sri Lanka and linked them together to make a heart wrenching story.

The entire cast is superb. Special Mention should go to P.S. Keertana who acts like a veteran despite being so young. Simran and Nadita Das should also not be forgotten.

Mani Rathnam's directs as always with flair and purpose. He is not as flashy as in his other films but this suits the story.

Overall this is an excellent film. Mani Rathnam please make more films! Also hopefully he will soon get the international recognition he so richly deserves.


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