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Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek) (2002)




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Mani Rathnam's A Peck on the Cheek is about a girl who discovers the truth about her past. Amudha (Keerthana) is an eight-year-old girl who learns from her adopted family that her real mother and father were separated by a war. In an attempt to meet her birth mother, she travels with her cousin and her new family to the place her parents came from, and sees for herself the conditions that led to her being separated from her parents. A Peck on the Cheek was screened at the Toronto Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

In A Peck on the Cheek, we get Ratnam at his best, albeit with a few glitches.

May 27, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

June 28, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Looks too commercially slick in its presentation to really touch one's heart.

July 5, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The clash of styles works very well, and the uncompromising picture was a treat to see.

June 21, 2007 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This lavish Indian comedy-drama is unsure of what it wants to be, but still manages to be charming and consistently entertaining.

April 28, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Unabashed, unapologetic sentimentality.

April 28, 2003

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.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


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.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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