Minsara Kanna (Eng: Electrifying guy) is an Indian 1999 Tamil romantic dramedy thriller film written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film features Vijay and Monica Castelino in the lead roles, while an ensemble supporting cast includes Rambha, Manivannan, Mansoor Ali Khan, R. Sundarrajan, Karan and Kovai Sarala. Minsara Kanna title was derived from the song of the same name in Padayappa, which was also directed by Ravi.
Actress Kushboo appeared as one of the main lead actress of the film. The story is about how Vijay enters her house and developing his romance towards Aishwarya, Indra’s sister. The music is composed by Deva, and the film opened in September 1999 to average reviews.
Indra Devi (Kushboo), the elder sister of Ishwarya (Monica Castelino), is very rich and arrogant. Priya (Rambha) is her personal assistant. Both of them live in Udhagamandalam. Kannan (Vijay) is the only son of a multi-billionaire Devanathan (Manivannan), and has fallen in love with Ishwarya in Germany. After hearing the story of Indra Devi, Kannan comes to India with his family, with his name being christening as Kasi. Meanwhile, Indra Devi is challenged by Vedhachalam (Mansoor Ali Khan), who has also sent his son Ashok (Karan) to study in Germany. Ashok also falls in love with Ishwarya. Kannan serves as a bodyguard for Indra Devi. His younger brother Vetri (Mahendran) works as a servant boy, and his daughter serves as a cook for Indra Devi’s family. Priya falls in love with Kannan for his good nature, but later gives it to Ishwarya after knowing the truth of Kannan and Ishwarya’s love and their visit to India. Indra hates men because her lover Indra Kumar (B. H. Tharun Kumar) cheated her and married his owner’s daughter due to her face burned in a fire accident. He says that he loved only her beauty and not her from that Indra hates men. One day she sees her lover who works as a poor slipper man and tells the story. Kannan’s family waits for Indra Devi’s permission for her sister’s marriage, but she plans to marry her sister with Ashok, but Ashok realizes that Ishwarya loves Kannan. In the marriage ceremony, Ashok unites Kannan and Ishwarya from the opposition of Vedhachalam. But Vedhachalam says that he is not a villain but looks like that. Indra Devi plans to commit suicide, but Kannan stops it and says her that her sister cannot able to live without her. At last, Kannan and his family return to Germany. In their residence, to everyone’s surprise, Indra Devi wholeheartedly accepts Kannan as her sister’s life partner for his good nature, although he pretended as a servant. Indra along with her lover, now reunited as her husband, make Kannan and Ishwarya reunite with each other.
Directed by K. S. Ravikumar
Produced by K. R. Gangadharan
Written by K. S. Ravikumar
Story by M. A. Kennedy
Starring Vijay, Monica Castelino, Rambha, Kushboo
Music by Deva
Cinematography Ashok Rajan
Edited by K. Thanigachalam
Production K. R. G Movies International
Release date 9 September 1999