Poster

Kannathil Muthamittal ()


Reference View | Change View


A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.

Director:
Awards:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast

Edit
...
G. Thiruchelvan
...
Indra
...
Amudha (as P.S. Keerthana)
...
Shyama
...
Dr. Herold Vikramsinghe (as Prakashraj)
...
Dhileepan
Delhi Kumar ...
Ganesan
...
LTTE fighter
...
Shyama's father
Master Suraj ...
Vinayan
Master Kethan ...
Akhilan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keerthana
...
Refugee (uncredited)
...
Bus passenger (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Mani Ratnam

Written by

Edit
Sujatha Rangarajan ... ()
 
Mani Ratnam ... (screenplay)
 
Mani Ratnam ... (story)
 
Sujatha ... (dialogue)

Produced by

Edit
Mani Ratnam ... producer
Fenon J. Rodriguez ... co-executive producer
G. Srinivasan ... producer

Music by

Edit
A.R. Rahman

Cinematography by

Edit
Ravi K. Chandran

Film Editing by

Edit
A. Sreekar Prasad

Art Direction by

Edit
Sabu Cyril

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Dhinesh Babu ... assistant director
R. Kannan ... assistant director
Latha ... assistant director (as Latha Menon)
Milind Rau ... assistant director (as U. Milind Rau)
Siddharth ... assistant director (as R. Siddharth Narayan)

Sound Department

Edit
Ajith Abraham George ... assistant engineer
A.S. Laxmi Narayanan ... audiographer / re-recording mixer
H. Sridhar ... sound mixer (DTS mix)

Visual Effects by

Edit
Ramesh Jayaraman ... digital compositor
Kamalakkannan ... digital compositor
Purushothaman ... visual effects artist
Bvr Shivakumar ... compositor
Ashok Smith ... senior compositor
Srirengaraj ... digital compositor

Stunts

Edit
Vikram Dharma ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Steven Desbrow ... camera operator: helicopter (uncredited)

Music Department

Edit
Anupama ... playback singer
Balram ... playback singer
Devan Ekambaram ... playback singer
Hariharan ... playback singer
Noel James ... playback singer
Jayachandran ... playback singer
Karthik ... playback singer
Febi Mani ... playback singer
Minmini ... playback singer
Rafique ... playback singer
A.R. Rahman ... playback singer
A.R. Reihana ... playback singer
Srimathumitha ... playback singer
Chinmayee Sripada ... playback singer / vocalist
Sujatha ... playback singer
Swarnalatha ... playback singer
Tipu ... playback singer
Vairamuthu ... lyricist
Manicka R. Vinayagam ... playback singer
M.S. Viswanathan ... playback singer

Other crew

Edit
Vikram Dharma ... action director
Brinda Master ... choreographer (as Brinda)

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

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 newswoman who lives next door. When he comes forward to adopt her, he is initially refused, as he must be married in order to adopt any child. He accordingly gets married to Indra, and they adopt the child and name her Amudha. Subsequently, they become parents of two sons, Vinayan and Akhilan. After Amudha completes her ninth year, she is told that she has been adopted, which compels her to start searching for her biological mother. Amudha initially runs aways to Rameswaram, but she is unable to locate her and continues to be distraught until Thiruchelvan promises to take her to Mankulam. They do come across a woman named Shyama, but she denies having any children, and it is then that they find out that there is another Mankulam in the north of Sri Lanka. They travel there, among almost war-like conditions, and it is here that Thiruchelvan and his guide, Dr. Herold Vikramsinghe, will be abducted by Tamil Tigers, who, in turn, will arrange for a meeting with Shyama. Watch what happens when Amudha finally gets to meet her birth mother--who may outrightly disown her or induct her as one of the many child warriors among the Tamil Tigers. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Keywords
Genres
Parents Guide Add content advisory for parents »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Amritha (India, Telugu title)
  • A Peck on the Cheek (United States, English title)
  • Um Beijo na Bochecha (Brazil)
  • Puszi a pofidra (Hungary)
  • След от поцелуя на щеке (Russia)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 123 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Did You Know?

Edit
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 »
Soundtracks Vellaippookkal See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed