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Director:
Writers:
Mani Ratnam (screenplay)
Mani Ratnam (story)
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Release Date:
14 February 2002 (India) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Dhileepan and Shyama are Tamil-speaking residents of Mankulam, Sri Lanka, who get married with the blessings of their respective families... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
11 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
User Reviews:
A Great Film by a world class talent. See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Madhavan ... G. Thiruchelvan
Simran ... Indra
Prakash Raj ... Dr. Herold Vikramsinghe (as Prakashraj)

Nandita Das ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shefali Chowdhury ... Refugee (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mani Ratnam 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mani Ratnam  screenplay
Mani Ratnam  story
Sujatha  dialogue

Produced by
Mani Ratnam .... producer
G. Srinivasan .... producer
 
Original Music by
A.R. Rahman 
 
Cinematography by
Ravi K. Chandran 
 
Film Editing by
A. Sreekar Prasad 
 
Art Direction by
Sabu Cyril 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dhinesh Babu .... assistant director
R. Kannan .... assistant director
Latha Menon .... assistant director
U. Milind Rau .... assistant director
Siddharth .... assistant director (as R. Siddharth Narayan)
 
Sound Department
A.S. Laxmi Narayanan .... audiographer
A.S. Laxmi Narayanan .... sound re-recording mixer
H. Sridhar .... sound mixer (DTS mix)
 
Visual Effects by
Ramesh Jayaraman .... digital compositor
Kamalakkannan .... digital compositor
Ashok Smith .... senior compositor
Srirengaraj .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Vikram Dharma .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Desbrow .... camera operator: helicopter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
A.R. Rahman .... playback singer
Chinmayee Sripada .... playback singer
Chinmayee Sripada .... vocalist
Vairamuthu .... lyricist
M.S. Viswanathan .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Brinda .... choreographer
Vikram Dharma .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kannathil Muthamittal" - India (original title)
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Runtime:
Canada:123 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
India:U | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)

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Trivia:
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 »
Soundtrack:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Great Film by a world class talent., 25 April 2002
Author: Sachin (raamjaane) from London, England

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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