Minsara Kanavu (Tamil:மின்சார கனவு; Electrifying Dreams) is a 1997 Tamil romantic film written and directed by Rajiv Menon. The film features Arvind Swamy, Prabhu Deva and Kajol in the lead roles, with Girish Karnad and Nassar in other pivotal roles. The soundtrack and background score for the film was composed by A. R. Rahman, while Venu handled the cinematography.
Kajol plays a young woman who wishes to become a nun, whilst at the same time being torn between two competing suitors, played by the two lead actors. The film opened in January 1997 and emerged as a blockbuster completing a 200-day run at the box office. It went on to win four National Film Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and a Filmfare Award mostly for the film's soundtrack.