Kanmani (film)

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Directed byR. K. Selvamani
Screenplay byR. K. Selvamani
Story byP. Kalaimani
Produced by
  • T. Sethuraman
  • T. S. Saravanan
CinematographyRavi Yadav
Edited byV. Udhayashankar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Kalyani Cine Productions
Release date
  • 31 July 1994 (1994-07-31)
Running time
137 minutes

Kanmani (pronunciation) is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film, directed by R. K. Selvamani. The film stars Prashanth and Mohini, while Sujatha, Lakshmi and Jaishankar play supporting roles. It was released on 31 July 1994.[1]


Prashanth joins S.R.M. Engineering College where he is teased and taunted by the college rowdies, led by Mohini who, among other things, has a video camera in the ladies room to watch women who bathe there!! After a few confrontations Prashanth shows her who's the boss. Meanwhile, Prashanth's sister Lakshmi is a famous criminal lawyer nursing a sad past and wanting revenge against Sujatha, a police officer and her husband Jai Shanker, a judge. She even supports smugglers and represent them in court just to spite Sujatha. One such client of hers is Mansur Ali Khan who is a liquor baron running a medical college (No prizes for guessing who its modeled on). His daughter also pines for Prashanth, and there is this inevitable love triangle. Mohini and Prashanth are soon in love forgetting the initial skirmishes, but suddenly one day Mohini accuses Prashanth of an attempt to molest her. It turns out that she does this to dishonor Prashanth and his sister Lakshmi, as Lakshmi is Sujatha's professional rival. After a few such confrontations, Lakshmi decides to get Prashanth married to Mansur Ali Khan's daughter. But suddenly Prashanth has a change of heart as Mohini threatens to commit suicide, but gives in to his sister's wishes.

On the day of the wedding, Jai Shanker confronts Lakshmi and reveals that Mohini is indeed Lakshmi's daughter. Lakshmi and Jai Shanker were originally in love but due to the manipulation of Sujatha's father, Vinu Chakarvarthy, Jai Shanker is forced to marry her, instead of Lakshmi. But Mansur Ali Khan refuses to give in and the usual fight and chase ensues and in the end, the differences are resolved and the lovers are united.



K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times called it "just another love story, big on bare flesh appeal".[2]


All songs were composed by Ilaiyaraaja,[3] except for one song "Netru Vandha Kaatru" which was composed by his son Karthik Raja. Karthik later remade this song as "Aaj Main Khush Hoon" for the Hindi film Grahan.[citation needed]

Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
"Aasai Idhayam" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Muthulingam 05:07
"Busilla" Mano, S. Janaki Vaali 04:54
"Ennai Parthu" K. S. Chithra Muthulingam 05:00
"Madicharu" Mano, K. S. Chithra Vaali 05:11
"Netru Vandha Kaatru" Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki 04:14
"Oh En Deva Deviye" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha Pulamaipithan 05:10
"Sariyana Paruppu" K. S. Chithra Vaali 04:57
"Udal Thazhuva" Mano, Minmini Pulamaipithan 05:07


  1. ^ "Kanmani ( 1994 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  2. ^ Vijiyan, K. (20 August 1994). "Just another love story with bare flesh appeal". New Straits Times. p. 26. Retrieved 26 February 2024 – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ "Kanmani (1994)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.

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