Indira's father criticizes them for revealing the truth to her at such a young age, but Thiruchelvan and Indira are certain they have taken the right decision. Madhavan and Simran thus shot for two films simultaneously together, as they had also been cast in 's as a married couple. Alone, without any support, Shyama gives birth to a girl, leaves her, and returns to Sri Lanka to be with her husband. A storm threatens their village, and they are forced to flee to a Refugee Camp in Rameswaram, India. While romancing each other at a mud river after marriage, the couple hear sounds of Sri Lankan army troops approaching, thus Dileepan flees, leaving behind Shyama.
If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Filmibeat website. The film premiered at the , It also received a strong reception when screened at the in 2003. He then proposes to Indira in order to be able to adopt the baby. Amudha and Indira's relationship strains as Amudha becomes increasingly rude at her mother while urging to find her real mother. Vinay was born few years after their marriage, followed by the younger brother, and thus, the family happened. Indira suggests the name 'Amudha' after seeing the baby once, and then adopt the baby after they marry each other.
The film then flashes to nine years ago in Rameswaram, where Thiruchelvan, then a budding writer, constantly travels to the refugee camp and writes stories inspired by the people there. For the role of Indira, Mani Ratnam considered casting either , or relative newcomer , before finalising to portray the character. At one such instance, Thiruchelvan sees a newborn baby girl and writes a short story about her. Awards for Kannathil Muthamittal A Peck on the Cheek. Thiruchelvan finally gives in and promises to take Amudha to Sri Lanka to find her biological mother. Indira is his neighbour, and has always expressed an interest in him. The lyrics are writted by Vairamuthu and the star cast is inclusive of G.
Thiruchelvan explains his motives of coming to the country, mentioning the only evidence that he has regarding Amudha's mother is that her name is Shyama. 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. What happened to Dileepan after that remains a mystery, as Shyama realizes that she is pregnant and waits in vain for Dileepan to return. The film later shifts focus to nine years later in Chennai where a young exuberant girl Amudha P. It features , and in the leading roles with , , and portraying other pivotal characters.
Mani Ratnam presents the story of a child of parentage adopted by Indian parents, whose desire is to meet her biological mother in the midst of the. Shyama is initially stubborn to leave, but she is convinced by her relatives that she has to seek refuge for the sake of her to-be-born child. After praying in the temple, Thiruchelvan brings Amudha to the beach, and she runs around in the beach, he reveals the truth that she was adopted and is not their biological daughter. Thiruchelvan immediately recites and is identified as Indira by the group's leader. Herold Vikramasinghe , who also helps them to find Amudha's mother.
Indira's father criticizes them for revealing the truth to her, but Thiruchelvan and Indira are certain they have taken the right decision. Thiruchelvan explains his motives of coming to the country, and even mentions the only evidence that he has regarding Amudha's mother- that her name is Shyama. The villagers board a boat to the shores of Rameswaram, which is a famous refugee hub from Sri Lankan Tamils. Shyama is married to Dileepan , who along with few other Sri Lankan Tamils in the village, is part of the rebel association. Such third party cookies may track your use on Filmibeat sites for better rendering.
In Rameswaram, while a local collector takes down the names of the refugees, Shyama gives birth to a baby girl. Amudha's ninth birthday approaches and both her parents take her to the temple early in the morning. She was adopted from a refugee camp in Rameswaram after her parents abandoned her. The next day, the family leaves for the airport but unexpectedly, Indira requests that they drive through the meeting spot one more time. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by , while handled the cinematography.
On the journey, one of the rebels says that he has seen her husband, Dileepan, with bullet wounds in the forest. The meeting finally takes place and Amudha asks Shyama a series of questions as to why Shyama abandoned her. Her villagers begin fleeing to India to seek refugee due to the war. . Nine years later in , a young girl, Amudha narrates her family life. Amudha is heavily disturbed after hearing the news and begins comparing and distancing herself from the family, seeing herself as an outsider. Thiruchelvan, after a while, finds the urge to adopt the girl, but realizes that he will not be allowed to do so until he is married.
Running time 137 minutes Country India Language Tamil Kannathil Muthamittal English: A Peck on the Cheek is a 2002 -language produced and directed by. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Even after hearing this, Amudha is dissatisfied. Shyama is unable to answer to all of those answers, but also insists that her life will remain fighting for her people in her country and that Amudha should live happily with her adopted parents. After their prayers, Thiruchelvan brings Amudha to and reveals the truth that she was adopted from a refugee camp in Rameswaram and is not their biological daughter. Further schedules were carried out in the forests of to depict the base of the in northern Sri Lanka.