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Minsara Kanavu

  • 14 Jan 1997
  • 2h 33m
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Minsara Kanavu is a 1997 Tamil musical romantic comedy film co written and directed by Rajiv Menon. The film features Arvind Swamy, Prabhu Deva and Kajol in the lead roles, with Girish Karnad, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, V. K. Ramasamy and Nassar in other pivotal roles. The soundtrack and background score for the film was composed by A. R. Rahman, while the cinematography was handled by Venu and Ravi K. Chandran. The film was shot in Lawrence School, Lovedale Ooty, St. Andrews Church and Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. The film garnered four National Film Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and a Filmfare Award South.





  • Status Released
  • Release date 14 Jan 1997
  • Running time 2h 33m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance


National Film Awards - 1997
A. R. Rahman
Best Music Director


Arvind Swamy, Prabhu Deva, Kajol, Nassar, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Girish Karnad, Mohan Raman, V. K. Ramasamy, Prakash Raj, Janaki Sabesh
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Priya is a young student at a convent; she is known for her friendly, bubbly, and precocious nature. Priya's father Amalraj is a widower and a clothing industrialist who expects Priya to look after his business but her main ambition is to become a nun. Amalraj tries to stop this by unsuccessfully trying to arrange a marriage for Priya. Thomas, a non-resident Indian, returns to India after his studies to look after his father James' business. James, a former associate of Amalraj, had set up his clothing business opposite Amalraj's factory. Amalraj dislikes James due to his boorish and clumsy attitude, even though Thomas and Priya are childhood friends.

Priya, after several years at the convent, unexpectedly meets Thomas, who is visiting his aunt, the Mother Superior of the convent. He takes Priya's help in surprising his aunt with a gift on her birthday, and falls in love with Priya but is unable to tell her. Thomas is shocked when he finds out about Priya's ambition to become a nun; he approaches a hairstylist named Deva, who is known for his ability to change women's minds, to stop her ambition. Deva is hesitant but accepts. Deva and his friend, a blind, aspiring musician named Guru, befriend Priya and persuade her to join their music troupe. Priya's singing talent helps the troupe gain recognition and they are approached to audition for a film. Deva, Guru, and the rest of the troupe play tricks to make Priya fall in love with Thomas. Deva soon realises that he is also falling in love with Priya.

Complications arise when Priya reciprocates Deva's love and Thomas, with the help of Deva, declares his love to Priya. Priya finds out about Deva's reason for his association with her and, feeling betrayed, decides to return to the convent to undergo nun training and fulfil her ambition. She quits Deva's and Guru's troupe. Deva tries to persuade Priya to remain with the troupe but he gets into a serious accident and falls into a coma. Priya undergoes the training but cannot forget Deva. Deva recovers from his coma and is visited by Thomas, who is upset and angry but realises Deva and Priya are meant for each other. Thomas rushes to the convent on the day Priya is to become a nun and, with the help of the Mother Superior, changes her mind and persuades her to marry Deva.

Thomas, now a priest, baptises the daughter of Deva and Priya, who are married. Deva is looking after his father-in-law's business and Priya is working as a full-time singer. Guru has become a renowned music director but is facing charges of plagiarism; James redistributes his wealth to everyone.


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