Minsara Kanna

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Minsara Kanna
Directed by K. S. Ravikumar
Produced by K. R. Gangadharan
Written by K. S. Ravikumar
M. A. Kennedy (story)
Starring Vijay
Monicka
Rambha
Kushboo
Music by Deva
Cinematography Ashok Rajan
Edited by K. Thanigachalam
Production
company
K. R. G Movies International
Release dates
  • 9 September 1999 (1999-09-09)
Country India
Language Tamil

Minsara Kanna is a 1999 Tamil film directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film features Vijay and Monicka in the lead roles, while an ensemble supporting cast includes Rambha, Kushboo, Manivannan and Karan.[1][2] The film's music is composed by Deva, and the film opened in September 1999 to average reviews and performed average at box office.

Plot[edit]

Indra Devi (Kushboo), the sister of Ishwarya (Monicka), is very rich and arrogant. Priya (Rambha) is her personal assistant. Kasi (Vijay) is the son of Mani (Mannivannan) and has fallen in love with Monicka in Germany. After hearing the story Indra Devi, Kasi comes to India with all his family. Meanwhile Indra Devi is challenged by Vedhachalam (Mansur Ali Khan) who has also sent his son (Karan) to study in Germany. Karan also falls in love with Ishwarya. Kasi serves as a body guard for Kushboo, his brother works as a servant boy and Manivannan and his daughter serve as cooks for the Indra Devi 's family. Priya (Ramba) falls in love with Kasi but later gives it to Ishwarya after knowing the truth of Kasi coming to India.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Following the success of Padayappa (1999), producer K. R. Gangadharan signed on K. S. Ravikumar to direct a film and was insistent that the title should be Minsara Kanna, after the popular song from Ravikumar's earlier film. The story and script of the film was then subsequently worked on by Ravikumar and co-written by M. A. Kennedy, who had previously worked in the film Pistha.[3] The film saw the first and only collaboration to date between K. S. Ravikumar and Vijay, with the actor mentioning he was delighted with the pace and commitment that the director injected into production.[4] It was initially reported that Vijay would play a dual role but this proved to be untrue. Furthermore, Isha Koppikar and Meena were linked to play a role in the film before Rambha was confirmed.[5]

The team also shot scenes in Switzerland and Germany, with certain songs and scenes canned in the Alps.[6][7]

Release[edit]

The film opened to average reviews, with the critic of Indolink.com claiming the film "jogs along easily before becoming enmeshed in sentiments and cinematic cliches which make the last part of the movie all but unwatchable".[8] The New Indian Express criticized Vijay's performance claiming "comedy is definitely not his cup of tea", and that "film drags on aimlessly" though praised Deva's soundtrack.[9] The Deccan Herald also gave the film a negative review labelling that Vijay "is painful to watch and even worse to listen to", labelling it is "an exercise in how to waste a good movie".[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Minsara Kanna
Soundtrack album by Deva
Released 1999
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Bayshore

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Deva, was well received by the audience. The lyrics were written by Vaali, Kalaikumar, Na. Muthukumar.

Song Singers
Oodha Oodha Hariharan, Harini
Boy Frienda Mano, Sujatha Mohan
Un Per Solla Sujatha Mohan
Un Per Solla (duet) Hariharan, Sujatha Mohan
Theemukka S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra
Oh Uncle Mano

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