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Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
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Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
Original name: கன்னத்தில் முத்தமிட்டாள்
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, inspirational, feel good, epic, sad, contemplative
Plot: adoption, family relations, suicide bomber, parents and children, family problems, uncover truth, on the run, adopted daughter, civil war, birthday, father daughter relationship, baby, flash forward, youth, refugee, extremist, casualty of war, violence, pregnancy, writers, beach, childbirth, rebel, poetry, temple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, sri lanka, asia

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Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
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Aayitha Ezhuthu (2004)
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Paruthiveeran (2007)
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Place: india, asia
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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