Milana

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Milana (The colours of love)
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Directed by Prakash
Produced by Dushyanth
Screenplay by Prakash, M.S. Abhishek/ M.S. Ramesh
Starring Puneet Rajkumar
Parvati Menon
Pooja Gandhi
Sumithra
Music by Mano Murthy
Cinematography Krishnakumar
Edited by S. Manohar
Release dates 2007
Country India
Language Kannada

Milana is a Kannada romantic musical blockbuster film directed by Prakash and produced by Dushyant. This movie has been made under the banners of Jai Matha Combines and Chowdeshwari Cine creations. Puneet Rajkumar plays the male lead and Parvathi Menon plays the female lead. Incidentally, this is her debut in Kannada Cinema. Pooja Gandhi of Mungaru Male fame has done a cameo in the film. Mano Murthy[1] has composed the music. The movie has also been dubbed to Malayalam as Ishtam Enikkishtam.

The main script of the movie is very similar to the one Mouna Ragam (English: Silent Symphony, also spelt Mouna Raagam) is a 1986 Indian Tamil romantic drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam, and produced by G. Venkateswaran. Starring Mohan and Revathi in the lead roles with an extended cameo by Karthik

Plot[edit]

The story opens with Akash (Puneet Rajkumar) being tortured in the police station. The scene then shifts to Akash standing outside Priya's (Pooja Gandhi) house, and incessantly calling out to her. However, when he sees her house locked, Akash is distraught.

The scene then opens at a wedding where Akash is due to marry Anjanli (Parvati Menon)) at Mysore. The entire wedding process is concluded through a song 'Madarangiyalli' and the story moves on to Akash spending his first night with Anjali. However, the story takes a dramatic twist here when Anjali demands divorce from Akash. Akash, instead of showing any kind of frustration, calmly agrees to give Anjali her divorce, on the condition that only after they move to Bangalore. Akash also requests Anjali to keep this as a secret from his parents, as he fears they wouldn't be able to handle it. Anjali agrees, and it is shown that Anjali was never interested in the wedding as she was already in love with Hemant (Dilip Raj), whom she is also struggling to find after her father forbade her to see him again.

The story shifts to Bangalore where it is shown that Akash is a popular Radio Jockey for the station Radio Mirchi. As the days pass, Akash and Anjali face off on various fronts, clearly letting the viewer know that their marriage is on the rocks. However, when Akash rescues his neighbor from a local rowdy (Shobaraj) Anjali realizes that Akash is not such a bad person after all. She requests Akash to help her find Hemant, to which he agrees. Soon, Akash manages to locate Hemant, and also keeps his word by applying for divorce, and as per the rules, the court grants them 6 (six) months time if they want to reconsider their application.

As the days roll by, it is shown that Hemant is a fraud, and that he had demanded money from Anjali's father to end his relationship with her. When Anjali gets to know this, she is devastated as she feels that her whole life is now ruined. Dejected, she attempts suicide only to be saved by Akash in the nick of time. Post this event, Akash and Anjali undergo a transformation where Akash manages to win Anjali's respect, and soon they become the best of friends.

Soon enough, Anjali realizes that she has fallen in love with Akash, who has helped her through so much of hardships. However, she realizes that she cannot express her love to him as it would make her look small in Akash's eyes. Caught in a perpetual emotional dilemma, she struggles to hide her feelings from Akash. A few days later, the court summons them and approves their divorce.

Anjali is once again devastated as Akash feels no remorse in signing the papers. Anjali decides that she cannot stay in India anymoe and decides to move to the US. However, Akash begins to feel a strange sense of loss after he bids Anjali goodbye. He later realizes that Anjali was in love with him and he too was in love with her. He rushes to the airport to prevent her from leaving the country. After a tense climax, Akash and Anjali reunite. Akash jokingly taunts Anjali that now he has to spend the rest of his life with her.

Cast[edit]

Sound track[edit]

Milana
Soundtrack album by Mano Murthy
Released
June 2007
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Anand Audio

The soundtrack is made up of the following songs:[2]

Track # Song Singer(s) Duration
1 Ninnindale Sonu Nigam 4:53
2 Kaddu Kaddu Chaitra, Praveen Datt Stephen, Suresh Peters 6:41
3 Male nintu Hoda mele Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam 6:04
4 Antu Intu Udit Narayan, K. S. Chithra 4:55
5 Kivi Matondu Kunal Ganjawala 4:53
6 Madarangiyalli Rajesh Krishnan, Shreya Ghosal 5:39
7 Ninnindale (Remix) Sonu Nigam 4:31

Box-office performance[edit]

  • The film successfully ran for 50 days in 137 centres in Karnataka, and 100days in 50 centres.[3]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Award
State Award

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