26th September, 2002
   SYNOPSIS Indian Panorama (Feature Film)


Madras Talkies

‘Kannathil Muthamittal’

This film is about Amudha – an adopted girl child who finds that she is not the real progeny of her father and mother. She came to know about this at her ninth birthday. Her life is shattered. Her all dreams and ideals are grounded to dust. Her life comes to a standstill.

Amudha wants to find her ‘real’ mother and runs away from home. The entire family understands her anguish and rallies around her. In her pain she lashed out and she shrivels up. She rejects her adopted mother’s overture; saying ‘you are not my mother’.

Her father, Thiruchelvan, unable to bear his child’s turmoil promises to help her search for her mother. Their quest takes Thiru, Indira and Amudha to war torn areas of Sri Lanka. Amudha’s conflict and confusion; her angst and trauma from heart rending questions he needs her mother to answer.


Mani Ratnam is a commerce graduate from Madras University and also a master of Business Administration from Bajaj Institute of Management-Mumbai his debut directorial venture was Pallavi Anupallavi (Kannada), which won the Karnataka State Award for the Best Screenplay.