Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

2002 | 137 mins
Release date
14 Feb 2002
Running time
137 mins
National Film Awards - 2002
Best Feature Film
National Film Awards - 2002
A. R. Rahman
Best Music Director
National Film Awards - 2002
P. S. Keerthana
Best Child Artist
National Film Awards - 2002
A. Sreekar Prasad
Best Editor
National Film Awards - 2002
Best Lyricist

Kannathil Muthamittal is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language musical war film produced and directed by Mani Ratnam. It was based on a short story, "Amuthavum Avanum" by Sujatha. The film stars Madhavan, Simran, and Baby Keerthana with Nandita Das, J. D. Chakravarthy, Prakash Raj, and Pasupathy portraying other pivotal characters.

The film's score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman, while Ravi K. Chandran handled the cinematography. Mani Ratnam presents the story of a child of Sri Lankan Tamil parentage adopted by Indian parents, whose desire is to meet her biological mother in the midst of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

It was released on 14 February 2002. The film premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, It also received a strong reception when screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2003. The film received high critical acclaim upon release and went on to win six National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, six Cinema Express Awards, seven Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and Best Film awards at six international film festivals.



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