Monisha En Monalisa

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Monisha En Monalisha
Directed by T. Rajendar
Produced by T. Rajendar
Written by T. Rajendar
Starring Ramankanth
Mumtaj
Deepshika
Ravi Kishan
Vadivelu
T. Rajendar
Silambarasan
Music by T. Rajendar
Cinematography T. Rajendar
Edited by P. R. Shanmugam
Production
company
Chimbu Cine Arts
Release date
12 April 1999
Country India
Language Tamil

Monisha En Monalisa (English:Monisha is my Monalisa) is a Tamil film released in 1999 written, directed and produced by T. Rajendar who also composed the music and portrays a supporting role. His son, Silambarasan starred in a cameo role in the film, whilst debutants, Ramankanth and Mumtaj played the lead roles.

Plot[edit]

Rahul (Ramankanth) sees a concert of pop singer Monisha (Mumtaj) and falls in love. He woos her over the phone but she, hating all men and love itself, resists his advances. But he wears her down and she finally succumbs, agreeing to see him. But he dies in an accident on the way over and she ends up not being able to even see his face.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The song Tholaipesi Enna was shot at a grand budget of 10 million rupees, but the film had troubles after floods in Chennai washed away a set erected on the banks of the Cooum. During the production of the film, the film was renamed from Monisha to Monisha En Monalisa due to astrological reasons.[1] The film had begun production as a trilingual in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu, and Rajender cast local actors for the Hindi version. Hindi television actor Raman Trikha was renamed Ramankanth for the Tamil version, while actors including Rahul Saxena, Ravi Kiran, Kunika, and Kalpana Iyer were signed to play roles.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

Soundtrack was written and composed by T. Rajender. The title song of the film is based on "María" by Ricky Martin.[3]

  • College Irukkutha - Mano, Swarnalatha
  • Hello Hello - SPB, Sujatha
  • Nambathe - T. Rajender
  • Monisha - Silambarasan
  • Mo Mo Monisha - Silambarasan

Release[edit]

The film received primarily poor reviews upon release, with one reviewer labelling it the "low point of Tamil cinema."[4] The film was also made in Hindi as Yehi To Pyaar Hai which remains unreleased even though soundtrack was released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Makes and remakes". Rediff.com. 1 December 1998. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  2. ^ http://m.rediff.com/movies/1998/oct/28ss.htm
  3. ^ http://www.themusicmagazine.com/review8a.html
  4. ^ "Monisha En Monalisa". Archived from the original on 1 July 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 

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