Kannathil Muthamittal

2002 • 136 minutes
181 reviews
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The film begins in a small village in Sri Lanka called Mankulam, where M. D. Shyama (Nandita Das) is married to Dileepan (J. D. Chakravarthy), who along with few other Sri Lankan Tamils in the village, is part of the Tamil Tigers rebel association. While having a quiet moment, the couple hears sounds of Sri Lankan army troops approaching. He asks Shyama to leave while he remains in the forest. Shyama realizes that she is pregnant and waits in vain for Dileepan’s return. Her villagers begin fleeing to India to seek refugee due to the war. Shyama is initially stubborn to leave her husband behind, but her relatives convince her to seek refuge for her unborn child's sake. The villagers board a boat to the shores of Rameswaram. On the journey one of the rebels says that he has seen her husband, Dileepan, with bullet wounds in the forest. Shyama wants the boat to turn around but it is too late. In Rameswaram, while a local collector takes down the names of the refugees, Shyama gives birth to a baby girl. However, the urge to find her possibly wounded husband and be with her people back home overwhelms Shyama and she leaves behind the newborn girl, hoping that the girl will lead a better life. Watch full movie to know the rest of the story.

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181 reviews
Borsing Borsingterang
July 18, 2022
What to the store to pick the time and effort in at the same thing fe and get the chance of March to go with that I have to do it again in d major and I will have the time and effort in helping the same thing e mail to inform the time and effort in at least the same thing to be there at least the first to the hotel to stay home from school bokajan and that you have the time and effort to get up and go over it with the time frame to the hotel in the same for you have a great day I was done and ha
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Nil Mec
April 17, 2016
Fantastic movie. Simran surprises by her acting... Too good.
133 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
October 24, 2017
Beautiful film!!
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