Minsara Kanavu

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  • NR
  • 1997
  • 2 hr 33 min
  • 6.7  (1,339)

Minsara Kanavu is a Tamil film released in 1997, directed by Rajiv Menon and produced by AVM Productions. The movie features Arvind Swami, Prabhu Deva, and Kajol in lead roles. This romantic drama revolves around the theme of love and dreams, and how they can be fulfilled. The movie follows the story of Prabhu (played by Prabhu Deva), a happy-go-lucky guy who dreams of being a successful entrepreneur someday. He falls in love with his childhood friend Priya (played by Kajol), a talented dancer who aspires to become a famous choreographer. The two share a special bond, but things take a dramatic turn when Prabhu meets Thomas (played by Arvind Swami), a wealthy NRI who has returned to India.

Thomas is mesmerized by Priya's talent and offers her an opportunity to work with him in the United States. Priya accepts the offer, leaving behind Prabhu who is heartbroken. As Priya leaves for the US, Prabhu falls into a deep sleep and starts having vivid dreams. In his dream, he finds himself as part of a beautiful love story with a girl he has never met before. The girl in his dream, Meenakshi (played by Kajol), is a carbon copy of Priya.

The movie then takes an interesting turn as Prabhu realizes that the girl of his dreams is a reflection of his subconscious mind trying to keep his love for Priya alive. Thomas, who initially couldn't care less about Prabhu's existence, soon finds himself attracted to the girl in Prabhu's dreams, Meenakshi. The storyline gets entangled with Prabhu's dream and reality, as he struggles to differentiate between them.

The movie is filled with several beautiful musical numbers, choreographed by Prabhu Deva himself. The songs are a perfect blend of Indian and western music, making it one of the most memorable musical movies in Tamil cinema history. The chemistry between Prabhu Deva and Kajol is captivating, and their dance moves are nothing short of eye candy.

The movie features some of the most beautiful visual effects for its time. The scenes of Prabhu's dream are a treat to the eyes, with bright colors and creative sets. The cinematography by Ravi K. Chandran is top-notch, and the way he has captured the beauty of the locations is worth appreciation.

The performances by the lead cast are brilliant. Prabhu Deva's acting skills are not just limited to his dance moves, and he delivers a convincing performance as Prabhu. Kajol's effortless acting and the charm she exudes on the screen are unmatched. Arvind Swami, in his role as Thomas, did a great job as the third angle in the love triangle.

Apart from the lead cast, the supporting cast also did not disappoint. Nassar played a significant role in the movie as Priya's father who always encouraged her to follow her dreams. Girish Karnad played the role of Prabhu's father, who never approved of his son's ambitions. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, who was one of the most prolific singers of his time, played a cameo as a music director.

In conclusion, Minsara Kanavu is a movie that will leave you spellbound with its beautiful storyline, outstanding performances, and melodious music. The movie is a perfect blend of romance, drama, and music and is deftly handled by Rajiv Menon. The movie leaves you with a bittersweet feeling, and you are sure to come back for a repeat watch.

Minsara Kanavu is a 1997 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    6.7  (1,339)