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

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 14, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2006
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

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

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S. James Wegg

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.

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Adam Nayman

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Arthur Lazere

Unabashed, unapologetic sentimentality.

Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
It could have been a sweeping tearjerker but instead good scenes are mixed up with hokey song and dance numbers and a commercial edge.
Dannielle Albert
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… More