Ooo La La La, we’ve been humming that song nonstop since we watched the Tamil movie Minsara Kanavu.
Close your eyes…think of Bollywood actress Kajol in a tight black mini-frock, her luscious, more than a handful size tits jutting out, her plump thighs, plumper buttocks, captivating eyes and a bewitching smile.
And yes, some Chivas Regal with Perrier water on the side would be nice.
Life is good, na. 😉
We would never have borrowed Minsara Kanavu from Netflix and watched the movie but for the request from a SearchIndia.com blog reader.
While Minsara Kanavu is not a non pareil movie like Mullum Malarum, it’s quite an entertainer.
Not the garbage that baboons like Vishal bring you in garbage like Satyam.
Featuring some fine music, an OK story and a bunch of real actors in Arvind Swamy, Kajol, Girish Karnad, Nasser (and to some extent Prabhu Deva too) not the migraine-inducing clowns like Simbhu, Ajith and Vishal, Minsara Kanavu is that unusual Tamil movie that does not give you nightmares for years on end.
Directed by Rajiv Menon, Minsara Kanavu (1997) is a romantic comedy with Arvind Swamy, Kajol and Prabhu Deva playing key roles.
The movie actually starts slowly, and tends to drag in the first 20 minutes or so, but then picks up steam and proceeds at a brisk pace.
So, if you are the restless kind, we’d recommend that you exercise some patience because Minsara Kanavu is a hugely enjoyable movie.
Thomas (Arvind Swamy) returns from higher studies to his father’s textile business when he encounters the beautiful Priya (Kajol), a student in the convent run by his aunt, a nun. Oh Boy, is he smitten with this girl possessing a pair of magical eyes and an angelic smile.
Alas for him, the girl, who was admitted in a convent at a young age by her widower father (Girish Karnad), is set on becoming a nun.
Enter Deva (Prabhu Deva), a resourceful hair stylist and possessing a knack for pressing the right buttons with women. So Thomas engages Deva to help win the girl, who is haunting all his waking moments.
But things take an unusual twist in a manner unexpected by the audience or the dramatis personae.
If you thought Ooo La La La was the only appealing song from Minsara Kanavu, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Vennillavae Vennillavae, Anbendra Mazhai, Thanga Thamarai and Poo Pookum are as pleasing. Music director A.R.Rehman deserves all the accolades.
It’s always a joy to see Prabhu Deva dance.
After all, he’s the only actor in India who can dance.
There’s a grace in Prabhu Deva’s steps completely missing from his younger and older peers. The rest including Vijay, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajith, even King Khan are just apes tromping their feet up and down.
Kajol is also an absolutely hideous dancer but that’s a minor complaint given her other bountiful assets and the other pluses in Minsara Kanavu.
Minsara Kanavu is testimony that in every decade, Tamil movie-makers make one or two fine movies.
Eleven years after the movie debuted, Minsara Kanavu is still a joy to watch.
Pick up the DVD from Netflix (if you are in the U.S.) or from other DVD rental services if you live in India.
Minsara Kanavu is an easy movie to love.