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Rajiv Menon (story)
Sri Ramakrishna (Telugu dialogue)
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14 January 1997 (India) See more »
This is the story of Priya (Kajol) and her life. She is friendly, outspoken, sensitive, yet percocious and apt to get into trouble... See more » | Add synopsis »
6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Arvind Swamy ... Thomas

Prabhudheva ... Deva (as Prabhu Deva)

Kajol ... Priya

Nasser ... Guru
V.K. Ramasamy
Balasubramaniam S.P. ... Thomas' father

Girish Karnad ... Amal Raj
Arundathi Nag
Janaki Sabesh ... Sister

Directed by
Rajiv Menon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rajiv Menon  story
Sri Ramakrishna  Telugu dialogue

Produced by
Balasubramanian M. .... producer
Saravanan M. .... producer
Guhan M.S. .... producer
Original Music by
A.R. Rahman 
Cinematography by
Ravi K. Chandran (co-cinematographer)
Sound Department
Parikshit Lalwani .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Samir Sarkar .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Prafull Gade .... animation director
Music Department
K.S. Chitra .... playback singer
Hariharan .... playback singer
Mano .... playback singer
Unni Menon .... playback singer
Balasubramaniam S.P. .... playback singer
Hema Sardesai .... playback singer
Sadhana Sargam .... playback singer
Malgadi Shubha .... playback singer
Anuradha Sriram .... playback singer
Sujatha .... playback singer
Swarnalatha .... playback singer
Malaysia Vasudevan .... playback singer
Other crew
Pankaj Chaturvedi .... distribution and administration: Mumbai circuit
Prabhudheva .... choreographer (as Prabhu Deva)

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India:153 min
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its the same film, 11 May 2007
Author: sweetgal127 from United Kingdom

actually you've got it wrong this film was first made in Tamil as Minsara Kanavu but due to its success it was dubbed in Telugu as Merupu Kalalu and Hindi Sapnay so thats why its the same as Sapnay , Sapnay is a dubbed version of Minsara Kanavu. The film was a Major success and the music won the music composer A.R Rahman Best Music Director award for the second time after the hit Roja,also Prabhu Deva won the Silver Lotus Award for Best Choreography . this film is a classic by any account and definitely worth a watch ...the music is heavenly and the acting by Kajol ,Arivind Samy and Prabhu Deva is filled with chemistry and connection ....a must see

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