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Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
(English: A Peck on the Cheek) is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language musical war drama film written, produced and directed by Mani Ratnam. It features Madhavan, Simran and P. S. Keerthana in the leading roles 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
Mani Ratnam
presents the story of a child of Sri Lankan Tamil parentage adopted by Indian parents, who desires to meet her biological mother in the midst of the Sri Lankan Civil War. 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, six Filmfare Awards South, seven Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and Best Film awards at six international film festivals.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Music 5 Awards 6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit] The film begins in a small village in Sri Lanka
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
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
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. Nine years later in Chennai, a young girl, Amudha (P. S. Keerthana) narrates about her family life. She introduces her father, writer Thiruchelvan (R. Madhavan), who uses the pen name 'Indira' for his books. Indira (Simran Bagga) is Amudha's mother, while she has a younger brother named Vinay and another younger brother called Akhil. Amudha's ninth birthday approaches and both of her parents take her to the temple. Indira later reminds Thiruchelvan of their promise to reveal 'the truth' to Amudha on her ninth birthday. After their prayers, Thiruchelvan brings Amudha to Marina Beach
Marina Beach
and reveals the truth that she was adopted from a refugee camp in Rameswaram
Rameswaram
and is not their biological daughter. Amudha is heavily disturbed after hearing the news and begins distancing herself from the family. Indira's father criticizes them for revealing the truth to her, but Thiruchelvan and Indira are certain they have taken the right decision. Amudha asks her foster-parents about her adoption. The film then flashes to nine years ago in Rameswaram, where Thiruchelvan, then a budding writer, constantly travels to the refugee camp and writes stories inspired by the people there. At one such instance, Thiruchelvan sees a newborn baby girl, and writes a short story about the girl. Indira is his neighbour, and has always expressed an interest in him. Thiruchelvan, after a while, finds the urge to adopt the girl, but realizes that he will not be allowed to do so until he is married. He then proposes to Indira in order to be able to adopt the baby. Indira suggests the name 'Amudha' after seeing the baby once, and then adopt the baby after they marry each other. Vinay was born few years after their marriage, followed by Akhil, and thus, the family happened. Even after hearing this, Amudha is dissatisfied. She requests to meet her mother despite Indira's insistence that they can't possibly find her even if they wanted to. Thiruchelvan gives in and promises to take Amudha to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
to find her mother. Leaving the two boys under the care of Indira's father, the trio travel to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and are greeted by Dr. Herold Vikramasinghe (Prakash Raj), who also helps them to find Amudha's mother. Amudha and Indira's relationship strains as Amudha becomes increasingly rude at her mother while urging to find her real mother. While taking a walk in the jungle, Thiruchelvan and Vikramasinghe are captured by a group of LTTE
LTTE
rebels. Thiruchelvan immediately recites Tamil poetry and is identified as Indira by the group's leader (Pasupathy). Thiruchelvan explains his motives of coming to the country, mentioning the only evidence that he has regarding Amudha's mother is that her name is Shyama. The group leader arranges a meet and says he will bring Shyama to the spot. It is later revealed that Shyama is the group leader's sister who is also a part of the LTTE
LTTE
rebels living in seclusion. The next day, Vikramasinghe, Amudha, Indira, and Thiruchelvan wait at the spot, but a sudden series of bombings break out at the place as the Sri Lankan army tries to infiltrate the hideout of the rebels. Indira gets shot in her arm in the process. The family finally leaves the place, and Amudha, apologizes to Indira and asks all of them to return to India. The next day, the family leaves for the airport but unexpectedly, Indira requests that they drive through the meeting spot one more time. As they wait, Shyama arrives. Amudha asks Shyama a series of questions, which Shyama is unable to answer, but she finally says that her life would be dedicated to fighting for her people in her country and that Amudha should live happily with her adopted parents and leaves. The film ends with Thiruchelvan, Amudha, and Indira hugging each other as Shyama leaves, and a teary-eyed Amudha kisses her parents, re-affirming her love for them. Cast[edit]

Madhavan as Thiruchelvan Simran as Indira Thiruchelvan (Voice dubbed by Deepa Venkat) P. S. Keerthana as Amudha Nandita Das
Nandita Das
as M. D. Shyama (Voice dubbed by Sukanya) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
as Dr Herold Vikramasinghe J. D. Chakravarthy
J. D. Chakravarthy
as Dileepan (Voice dubbed by Thalaivasal Vijay) Delhi Kumar as D.Ganesan Easwari Rao as Shyama Bala Singh as Devanathan M. S. Bhaskar as Shankaralingam Pasupathy as Pasupathy Kamala Krishnaswamy as Kamala Sashikumar as the suicide bomber Siddharth as a bus passenger (uncredited) Shefali Chowdhury
Shefali Chowdhury
as an uncredited refugee (uncredited)

Production[edit] Like other Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
projects, the film began production with very little official publicity in early 2001 with the media covering the project as either Manjal Kudai (Yellow Umbrella) or Kudaigal (Umbrellas).[1] The film was reported of a trilogy of films based on love and peace in the backdrop of war - after Roja
Roja
(1992) and Bombay (1995) - with Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
choosing to base the film with the backdrop of the Sri Lankan Civil War.[2] Madhavan was signed up to play a leading role in the film, with the venture becoming his third straight Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
project after Alaipayuthey
Alaipayuthey
and the Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
production, Dumm Dumm Dumm. For the role of Indira, Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
considered casting either Rani Mukerji, Soundarya
Soundarya
or relative newcomer Bhumika Chawla, before finalising Simran to portray the character.[3] Madhavan and Simran thus shot for two films simultaneously together, as they had also been cast in K. Balachandar's Paarthale Paravasam
Paarthale Paravasam
as a married couple.[4] Nandita Das
Nandita Das
was also roped in for the film, making her debut in Tamil films, and in a later interview mentioned that the team shot for nearly thirteen hours a day.[5] P. S. Keerthana, the second daughter of actors Parthiban and Seetha, was cast the child artiste in the film, while Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
was also roped in to play a Sinhalese character. Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
approached actor Vikram to make a special appearance as Keerthana's biological father in the film, but his refusal meant that J. D. Chakravarthy
J. D. Chakravarthy
was later handed the role.[6] The title of the film was finally announced as Kannathil Muthammittal (A peck on the cheek) in July 2001, after a famous phrase from a poem written by Subramanya Bharathi. Parts of the film shown to be Colombo in the film were shot in Puducherry.[7] Further schedules were carried out in the forests of Kerala
Kerala
to depict the base of the LTTE
LTTE
in northern Sri Lanka.[8] As most of the cast were non-native Tamil speakers, dubbing artistes were used with actresses Sukanya
Sukanya
and Deepa Venkat lending their voices for Nandita Das
Nandita Das
and Simran respectively. Furthermore, Mounika lent her voice for Easwari Rao's character, while Thalaivasal Vijay spoke lines for Chakravarthy. Music[edit] Main article: Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
(soundtrack) Awards[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Kannathil Muthamittal The film has won the following awards since its release:[9] References[edit]

^ "S U B A S". Cinematoday3.itgo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.  ^ "Wistful after V-Day". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 16 February 2002.  ^ "rediff.com, Movies: Simran: Absolutely hot!". Rediff.com. 2001-06-14. Retrieved 2012-08-05.  ^ "A success story unfolds". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 9 November 2001.  ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India
India
- Arts Tribune". Tribuneindia.com. 2001-07-27. Retrieved 2012-08-05.  ^ http://www.caravanmagazine.in/arts/man-steel?page=0,3 ^ "Director Mani Rathnam and P S Keerthana Chat Transcript". Geocities.ws. Retrieved 2012-08-05.  ^ "It's All There". The Times Of India. July 2001. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2013.  ^ " Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
Awards". Awards for Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
(A Peck on the Cheek). Retrieved 19 November 2007. 

External links[edit]

Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
on IMDb

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Madras Talkies

Key people

Mani Ratnam Suhasini Maniratnam G. Srinivasan

Films

Aasai
Aasai
(1995) Indira (1996) Iruvar
Iruvar
(1997) Nerrukku Ner
Nerrukku Ner
(1997) Dil Se..
Dil Se..
(1998) Alaipayuthey
Alaipayuthey
(2000) Dumm Dumm Dumm
Dumm Dumm Dumm
(2000) Saathiya (2001) Five Star (2002) Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
(2002) Yuva
Yuva
(2004) Aaytha Ezhuthu
Aaytha Ezhuthu
(2004) Guru (2007) Raavan
Raavan
(2010) Raavanan
Raavanan
(2010) Kadal (2013) O Kadhal Kanmani
O Kadhal Kanmani
(2015) OK Jaanu (2017) Kaatru Veliyidai
Kaatru Veliyidai
(2017) Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
(2018)

Television serials

Ganesh & Vasanth Panchavarnam Anbulla Snegidheiye Punnagai

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Mani Ratnam

Directorial works

Pallavi Anu Pallavi
Pallavi Anu Pallavi
(1983) Unaru
Unaru
(1985) Pagal Nilavu
Pagal Nilavu
(1985) Idaya Kovil
Idaya Kovil
(1985) Mouna Ragam
Mouna Ragam
(1986) Nayakan
Nayakan
(1987) Agni Natchathiram
Agni Natchathiram
(1988) Geethanjali (1989) Anjali (1990) Thalapathi
Thalapathi
(1991) Roja
Roja
(1992) Thiruda Thiruda
Thiruda Thiruda
(1993) Bombay (1995) Iruvar
Iruvar
(1997) Dil Se..
Dil Se..
(1998) Alaipayuthey
Alaipayuthey
(2000) Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
(2002) Aaytha Ezhuthu
Aaytha Ezhuthu
(2004) Yuva
Yuva
(2004) Guru (2007) Raavan
Raavan
(2010) Raavanan
Raavanan
(2010) Kadal (2013) O Kadhal Kanmani
O Kadhal Kanmani
(2015) Kaatru Veliyidai
Kaatru Veliyidai
(2017) Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
(2018)

Written only

Chatriyan (1990) Gaayam
Gaayam
(1993) Taj Mahal (1999) Saathiya (2002) Ok Jaanu
Ok Jaanu
(2017)

See also

Accolades Filmography Madras Talkies

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Sri Lankan Civil War
Sri Lankan Civil War
in popular culture

Literature

Funny Boy (1994) The Road from Elephant Pass (2003) The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka (2009) The Cage (2011) Tamil Tigress (2011) Gota's War (2012) Still Counting the Dead (2012) Sri Lanka's Secrets: How the Rajapaksa Regime Gets Away with Murder (2014) Road to Nandikadal (2016) Tamil Tigers' Debt to America (2016)

Films

Unakkaga Piranthen (1992) Purahanda Kaluwara (1997) Saroja (2000) Kaatrukkenna Veli (2001) Punchi Suranganavi (2002) In the Name of Buddha (2002) Kannathil Muthamittal (2002) Ira Madiyama (2003) Aanivaer (2006) Kuttrapathirikai (2007) Mission 90 Days (2007) Prabhakaran (2008) The Road from Elephant Pass (2008) Flying Fish (2011) Gamani (2011) Uchithanai Muharnthaal (2011) Matha (2012) A Common Man (2013) Madras Cafe (2013) Ceylon (2013) Samige Kathawa (2013) Pulipaarvai (2014) Dheepan (2015) Porkalathil Oru Poo (2015) Muttrupulliyaa (2016)

Documentaries

My Daughter the Terrorist (2007) Crayons and Paper (2009) Sri Lanka's Killing Fields (2011) Lies Agreed Upon (2011) I Witnessed Genocide: Inside Sri Lanka's Killing Fields (2011) Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished (2012) Ruthless (2012) No Fire Zone (2013) Sri Lanka's Unfinished War (2013) White Van Stories (2013) This Land Belongs to the Army  (2014) Sri Lanka: The Search for Justice (2015)

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil

1954–1960

Malaikkallan
Malaikkallan
(1954) No Award (1955) No Award (1956) No Award (1957) No Award (1958) Bhaaga Pirivinai
Bhaaga Pirivinai
(1959) Parthiban Kanavu (1960)

Certificate of Merit

Andha Naal
Andha Naal
and Edhir Paradhathu
Edhir Paradhathu
(1954) Mangaiyar Thilakam
Mangaiyar Thilakam
(1955) Kuladeivam
Kuladeivam
(1956) Mudhalali
Mudhalali
(1957) Thanga Padhumai
Thanga Padhumai
and Annaiyin Aanai
Annaiyin Aanai
(1958) Veerapandiya Kattabomman and Kalyana Parisu
Kalyana Parisu
(1959) Paadhai Theriyudhu Paar
Paadhai Theriyudhu Paar
and Kalathur Kannamma
Kalathur Kannamma
(1960)

1961–1980

Kappalottiya Thamizhan
Kappalottiya Thamizhan
(1961) Nenjil Or Aalayam
Nenjil Or Aalayam
(1962) Naanum Oru Penn
Naanum Oru Penn
(1963) Kai Koduttha Dheivam
Kai Koduttha Dheivam
(1964) Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum
Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum
(1965) Ramu (1966) Aalayam (1967) Thillana Mohanambal
Thillana Mohanambal
(1968) Iru Kodugal
Iru Kodugal
(1969) Raman Ethanai Ramanadi
Raman Ethanai Ramanadi
(1970) Veguli Penn
Veguli Penn
(1971) Pattikada Pattanama
Pattikada Pattanama
(1972) Dikkatra Parvathi
Dikkatra Parvathi
(1973) No Award (1974) Apoorva Raagangal
Apoorva Raagangal
(1975) No Award (1976) Agraharathil Kazhutai
Agraharathil Kazhutai
(1977) No Award (1978) Pasi (1979) Nenjathai Killathe (1980)

Certificate of Merit

Pasamalar
Pasamalar
and Kumudham
Kumudham
(1961) Annai and Sarada (1962) Karpagam
Karpagam
and Karnan (1963) Server Sundaram
Server Sundaram
(1964) Thiruvilaiyadal
Thiruvilaiyadal
(1965) Discontinued after 1965

1981–2000

Thanneer Thanneer
Thanneer Thanneer
(1981) Ezhavathu Manithan
Ezhavathu Manithan
(1982) Oru Indhiya Kanavu (1983) Achamillai Achamillai
Achamillai Achamillai
(1984) Muthal Mariyathai
Muthal Mariyathai
(1985) Mouna Ragam
Mouna Ragam
(1986) Veedu (1987) No Award (1988) Pudhea Paadhai
Pudhea Paadhai
(1989) Anjali (1990) Vanna Vanna Pookkal
Vanna Vanna Pookkal
(1991) Thevar Magan
Thevar Magan
(1992) Mahanadi (1993) Nammavar
Nammavar
(1994) Anthimanthaarai
Anthimanthaarai
(1995) Kadhal Kottai
Kadhal Kottai
(1996) The Terrorist (1997) Housefull (1998) Sethu (1999) Bharati (2000)

2001–present

Ooruku Nooruper (2001) Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
(2002) Iyarkai (2003) Navarasa (2004) Aadum Koothu (2005) Veyil
Veyil
(2006) Periyar (2007) Vaaranam Aayiram
Vaaranam Aayiram
(2008) Pasanga
Pasanga
(2009) Thenmerku Paruvakaatru
Thenmerku Paruvakaatru
(2010) Vaagai Sooda Vaa
Vaagai Sooda Vaa
(2011) Vazhakku Enn 18/9
Vazhakku Enn 18/9
(2012) Thanga Meenkal
Thanga Meenkal
(2013) Kuttram Kadithal
Kuttram Kadithal
(2014) Visaranai (2015) Joker (2016)

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Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film

1967–1979

First prize

Kaavalkaaran
Kaavalkaaran
(1967) Uyarndha Manithan
Uyarndha Manithan
(1968) Adimaippenn
Adimaippenn
(1969) Vietnam Veedu
Vietnam Veedu
(1970) No Award (1971) No Award (1972) No Award (1973) No Award (1974) No Award (1975) No Award (1976) 16 Vayathinile
16 Vayathinile
(1977) Mullum Malarum
Mullum Malarum
(1978) Pasi (1979)

Second prize

Aalayam (1967) Thillana Mohanambal
Thillana Mohanambal
(1968) Akka Thangai
Akka Thangai
(1969) Engal Thangam
Engal Thangam
(1970) No Award (1971) No Award (1972) No Award (1973) No Award (1974) No Award (1975) No Award (1976) Madhurageetham (1977) Aval Appadithan
Aval Appadithan
(1978) Puthiya Vaarpugal
Puthiya Vaarpugal
(1979)

Third prize

Bama Vijayam
Bama Vijayam
(1967) Thamarai Nenjam
Thamarai Nenjam
(1968) Deiva Magan
Deiva Magan
(1969) Namma Kuzhanthaigal (1970) No Award (1971) No Award (1972) No Award (1973) No Award (1974) No Award (1975) No Award (1976) Bala Pareetchai (1977) Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu
Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu
(1978) Thisai Maariya Paravaigal
Thisai Maariya Paravaigal
(1979)

1980-1989

First prize

Varumayin Niram Sivappu
Varumayin Niram Sivappu
(1980) Alaigal Oivathillai
Alaigal Oivathillai
(1981) Enkeyo Ketta Kural
Enkeyo Ketta Kural
(1982) No Award (1983) No Award (1984) No Award (1985) No Award (1986) No Award (1987) Poo Pootha Nandavanam (1988) Pudhea Paadhai
Pudhea Paadhai
(1989)

Second prize

Nenjathai Killathe (1980) Keezh Vaanam Sivakkum
Keezh Vaanam Sivakkum
(1981) Agni Sakshi (1982) No Award (1983) No Award (1984) No Award (1985) No Award (1986) No Award (1987) Paasa Paravaigal
Paasa Paravaigal
(1988) Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal
Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal
(1989)

Third prize

Vandichakkaram (1980) Moondram Pirai
Moondram Pirai
(1981) Ezhavathu Manithan
Ezhavathu Manithan
(1982) No Award (1983) No Award (1984) No Award (1985) No Award (1986) No Award (1987) Agni Natchathiram
Agni Natchathiram
(1988) Nyaya Tharasu (1989)

1990-1999

First prize

Pudhu Vasantham
Pudhu Vasantham
(1990) Chinna Thambi
Chinna Thambi
(1991) Roja
Roja
(1992) Jaathi Malli
Jaathi Malli
(1993) Naatamai
Naatamai
(1994) Anthimanthaarai
Anthimanthaarai
(1995) Indian (1996) Arunachalam & Suryavamsam
Suryavamsam
(1997) Natpukkaga (1998) Padayappa
Padayappa
(1999)

Second prize

Keladi Kanmani
Keladi Kanmani
(1990) En Rasavin Manasile
En Rasavin Manasile
(1991) Thevar Magan
Thevar Magan
(1992) Pathinipenn (1993) Nammavar
Nammavar
(1994) Kolangal (1995) Kadhal Kottai
Kadhal Kottai
(1996) Porkkaalam
Porkkaalam
(1997) Marumalarchi (1998) Thulladha Manamum Thullum
Thulladha Manamum Thullum
(1999)

Third prize

Kizhakku Vasal
Kizhakku Vasal
(1990) Gunaa
Gunaa
(1991) Chinna Gounder
Chinna Gounder
(1992) Gokulam
Gokulam
(1993) Pavithra
Pavithra
(1994) Avatharam (1995) Purushan Pondatti (1996) Arasiyal (1997) Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
(1998) Ethirum Puthirum (1999)

2000-2009

First prize

Vanathai Pola (2000) Virumbugiren (2001) Ramana (2002) Eera Nilam (2003) Autograph (2004) Chandramukhi
Chandramukhi
& Ghajini (2005) Veyil
Veyil
(2006) Sivaji (2007) Dasavathaaram
Dasavathaaram
(2008) Pasanga
Pasanga
(2009)

Second prize

Vaanavil (2000) Pandavar Bhoomi
Pandavar Bhoomi
(2001) Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
(2002) Power of Women (2003) Vishwa Thulasi (2004) Anniyan
Anniyan
(2005) Paruthi Veeran
Paruthi Veeran
(2006) Mozhi (2007) Abhiyum Naanum
Abhiyum Naanum
(2008) Mayandi Kudumbathar (2009)

Third prize

Vetri Kodi Kattu
Vetri Kodi Kattu
(2000) Aanandham (2001) Unnai Ninaithu (2002) Parthiban Kanavu (2003) Kannadi Pookal (2004) Thavamai Thavamirundhu
Thavamai Thavamirundhu
(2005) Thiruttu Payale
Thiruttu Payale
(2006) Pallikoodam (2007) Santosh Subramaniam
Santosh Subramaniam
(2008) Achamundu Achamundu
Achamundu Achamundu
(2009)

2010-2014

First prize

Mynaa
Mynaa
(2010) Vaagai Sooda Vaa
Vaagai Sooda Vaa
(2011) Vazhakku Enn 18/9
Vazhakku Enn 18/9
(2012) Ramanujan (2013) Kuttram Kadithal
Kuttram Kadithal
(2014)

Second prize

Kalavani
Kalavani
(2010) Deiva Thirumagal
Deiva Thirumagal
(2011) Saattai
Saattai
(2012) Thanga Meengal
Thanga Meengal
(2013) Goli Soda
Goli Soda
(2014)

Third prize

Puthran (2010) Uchithanai Muharnthaal (2011) Dhoni (2012) Pannaiyarum Padminiyum
Pannaiyarum Padminiyum
(2013) Nimirndhu Nil
Nimirndhu Nil
(2014)

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A. R. Rahman

Discography Awards and nominations

Studio albums

Vande Mataram (1997) Jana Gana Mana (2000) Connections (2008) Raunaq (2014)

Soundtracks

Tamil

Roja
Roja
(1992) Gentleman (1993) Thiruda Thiruda
Thiruda Thiruda
(1993) Duet (1994) May Madham (1994) Kadhalan (1994) Bombay (1995) Indira (1995) Muthu (1995) Love Birds (1996) Indian (1996) Kadhal Desam (1996) Mr. Romeo (1996) Minsara Kanavu (1997) Iruvar
Iruvar
(1997) Ratchagan (1997) Jeans (1998) En Swasa Kaatre (1999) Padayappa
Padayappa
(1999) Kadhalar Dhinam (1999) Sangamam (1999) Jodi (1999) Mudhalvan (1999) Taj Mahal (1999) Alaipayuthey
Alaipayuthey
(2000) Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) Rhythm (2000) Thenali (2000) Star (2001) Paarthale Paravasam
Paarthale Paravasam
(2001) Kannathil Muthamittal
Kannathil Muthamittal
(2002) Baba (2002) Kadhal Virus (2002) Boys (2003) Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003) Kangalal Kaidhu Sei (2003) Udhaya (2004) Aaytha Ezhuthu
Aaytha Ezhuthu
(2004) New (2004) Anbe Aaruyire (2005) Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2005) Varalaru (2005) Sivaji (2007) Azhagiya Thamizh Magan (2007) Sakkarakatti (2008) Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) Raavanan
Raavanan
(2010) Enthiran (2010) Kadal (2012) Maryan (2013) Kochadaiiyaan (2014) Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014) Lingaa (2014) I (2015) O Kadhal Kanmani
O Kadhal Kanmani
(2015) 24 (2016) Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (2016) Kaatru Veliyidai
Kaatru Veliyidai
(2017) Mersal (2017)

Bollywood

Lagaan (2001) Rang De Basanti (2006) Guru (2007) Delhi-6 (2009) Blue (2009) Raavan
Raavan
(2010) Jhootha Hi Sahi (2010) Rockstar (2011) Ekk Deewana Tha (2012) Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) Raanjhanaa (2013) Highway (2014) Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014) Tamasha (2015)

South Indian

Yoddha (1992) Puli (2010) Ye Maaya Chesave (2010) Godfather (2012)

International

Bombay Dreams
Bombay Dreams
(2002) Water (2005) Lord of the Rings (2006) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) Couples Retreat (2009) 127 Hours (2010) People like Us (2012) Million Dollar Arm (2014) The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015) Viceroy's House (2017)

Live albums

Classic Incantations
Classic Incantations
(2012)

Concert tours

A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour (2010)

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