Kanmani (film)

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Kanmani
"Kanmani, 1994".jpg
Directed by R. K. Selvamani
Produced by T. Sethuraman
T. S. Saravanan
Written by P. Kalaimani (dialogues)
Screenplay by R. K. Selvamani
Story by P. Kalaimani
Starring Prashanth
Mohini
Lakshmi
Sujatha
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by V. Udhayashankar
Production
company
Kalyani Cine Productions
Distributed by Kalyani Cine Productions
Release date
31 July 1994
Running time
137 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Kanmani (About this sound pronunciation ) is a 1994 Tamil language film directed by R. K. Selvamani. The film features Prashanth and Mohini in lead roles whilst Sujatha, Lakshmi and Jaishankar play supporting roles.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film opened to mixed reviews, with a critic noting "though not very convincing and as powerful a story as he might have intended this to be, R. K. Selvamani still manages to keep one engrossed for most of the time with a narration sans hitches."[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kanmani
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Pyramid
Kanmani Audio
Producer Ilaiyaraaja

The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3] All Songs were Super Hit.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aasai Idhayam Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Muthulingham 05:07
2 Busilla Mano, S. Janaki Vaali 04:54
3 Ennai Parthu K. S. Chithra Muthulingham 05:00
4 Madicharu Mano, S. Janaki Vaali 05:11
5 Netru Vandha Kaatru Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki 04:14
6 Oh En Deva Deviye S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha Pulamaipithan 05:10
7 Sariyana Paruppu K. S. Chithra Vaali 04:57
8 Udal Thazhuva Mano, Minmini Pulamaipithan 05:07

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cinesouth.com/cgi-bin/filmography/newfilmdb.cgi?name=kanmani
  2. ^ http://www.indolink.com/Film/kanmani.html
  3. ^ "Kanmani Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-03-28.

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