Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek) (2002)
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Critic Reviews for Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek)
In A Peck on the Cheek, we get Ratnam at his best, albeit with a few glitches.
Director/writer Mani Ratnam has zeroed in on the Sri Lankan/Tamil conflict to demonstrate the consequences of political upheaval under the guise of social/religious/commercial progress.
Looks too commercially slick in its presentation to really touch one's heart.
The clash of styles works very well, and the uncompromising picture was a treat to see.
Audience Reviews for Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek)
It could have been a sweeping tearjerker but instead good scenes are mixed up with hokey song and dance numbers and a commercial edge.
A little girl learns that she was adopted and sets out with her parents on a dangerous journey through areas at war to find her birth mother and the truth to why she was abandoned. It is a heartbreaking story told through the eyes of beautiful eight-year-old Amudha (the actress who plays her is breathtaking.) The story is a tear-jerker... sure to sweep you away with tender love.
Maniratnam shines once again! A masterful presentation of very uneasy sequences of events in the life of a 9 year old. And how her adopted family helps her resolve the unanswered questions about her biological mother and in search of her own origin. A brutal awakening about facts of life seen through the eyes of an 9 years old and how she accepts it.
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