Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 16 mins

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An offbeat, poignant and evocative tale that revolves around an adopted child, who decides to go in search of her biological mother under unsettling conditions of civil war in Sri Lanka, along with her adoptive parents.
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Cast: R Madhavan , Simran Bagga

Crew: Mani Ratnam (Director), Ravi K Chandran (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, War

Release Dates: 14 Feb 2002 (India)

Tamil Name: கன்னத்தில் முத்தமிட்டால்

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Did you know? P. S. Keerthana, the second daughter of actors Parthiban and Seetha, made her debut into the Tamil film industry as a child artiste in the film. Read More
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as LTTE fighter
as Dr. Herold Vikramsinghe

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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
English, Sinhala
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
DTS, DTS Stereo, Stereo
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Razor & Tie Direct, Tips Music
05:15

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: AR Rahman
04:50

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
06:37

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Chinmayi Sripada
06:11

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: MS Viswanathan, AR Reihana, Jai Nag
02:07

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Amrutha (Telugu)
Trivia:
As most of the cast were non-native Tamil speakers, dubbing artistes were used with actresses Suganya and Deepa Venkat lending their voices for Nandita Das and Simran respectively. Mounika lent her voice for Easwari Rao's character, while Thalaivasal Vijay spoke lines for Chakravarthy.

Parts of the film shown to be Colombo in the film were shot in Puducherry, while shooting also took place at exotic locations in the forests of Kerala to depict the base of the LTTE in northern Sri Lanka.

The title of the film 'Kannathil Muthammittal' (A peck on the cheek) was taken from a famous phrase from a poem written by Subramanya Bharathi.

P. S. Keerthana, the second daughter of actors Parthiban and Seetha, made her debut into the Tamil film industry as a child artiste in the film.

The film premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, and was selected as India's official entry to the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

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