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Minsaara Kanavu (1997)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 14 January 1997 (India)
This is the story of Priya (Kajol) and her life. She is friendly, outspoken, sensitive, yet precocious and apt to get into trouble, and is brought up by her dad, Amal Raj (Girish Karnad). ... See full summary »

Director:

Rajiv Menon

Writers:

Rajiv Menon (story), Sri Ramakrishna (Telugu dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arvind Swamy ... Thomas
Prabhu Deva ... Deva
Kajol ... Priya
Nassar ... Guru (as Nasser)
V.K. Ramasamy V.K. Ramasamy
Balasubramaniam S.P. ... Thomas' father
Girish Karnad ... Amal Raj
Arundathi Nag Arundathi Nag
Janaki Sabesh Janaki Sabesh ... Sister
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This is the story of Priya (Kajol) and her life. She is friendly, outspoken, sensitive, yet precocious and apt to get into trouble, and is brought up by her dad, Amal Raj (Girish Karnad). In her senior school days, she has an admirer by the name of Thomas (Arvind Swamy). She starts to like Thomas as well. The only problem is that her dad does not like Thomas' dad. How will Priya be able to convince her dad to change his mind? Why does Amal Raj dislike Thomas' dad? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 January 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Merupu Kalalu See more »

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A.V.M. Productions See more »
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Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Madhuri Dixit was the first choice for this movie later cast kajol See more »

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Performed by Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam
Music by A.R. Rahman
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Well done, great dancing, not stereotypical
12 May 2002 | by ldlAkashaSee all my reviews

Finally, a recent movie about Catholics that isn't bending to the RSS-supported negative stereotype! Perhaps that's because it was made in the south, another place not looked upon too kindly by Hindutvadis. Kajol wants to be a nun, not because of western brainwashing or because she wants to hide from the world (as in yeh zindagi ka safar), but because she feels drawn to God and sees the church's emphasis on social work as something she really wants to have a part in. (Also doesn't want the shackles of marriage.) She looks stunning, as always -- she outshines her cousin (Rani) everywhere she goes. She is loved first by Thomas (Aravindsami plus 30 lbs and a whole lot of whitening creams since Bombay 2 years earlier?) and then by Deva (Prabudeva), who was sent by Thomas to woo her in his stead (very Shakespearean). There is a breathtaking semi-salsa dance scene with Kajol and Prabudeva, where he really proves his talent. Kajol, loves the church, is loved by two men who are friends.... which will she choose? You are really kept in suspense until the end!


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