Kannathil Mutham Ittal

An honest story about how a young girl learns that she is adopted. Through this story, the larger inner turmoils of Sri Lanka are portrayed. A pregnant newly-wed woman goes to India as a refugee, gives birth and returns to join the movement in her dedication to her husband who believes in Tamil independance. Common people are caught in the cross-fire between Tamil guerella and the Lankan army. Their lives are turned upside down. Whole villages are bombed. A family re-defines itself as the child comes to terms with her past. With Mani Rathnam’s direction, realistic acting and A.R. Rahman’s music this movie is well worth a watch.

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