Anjali (1990)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 18 mins

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With deep social significance, this extraordinary tale highlights the need for awareness and sensitisation in our society towards those with special challenges. This movie also highlights the struggles and trauma faced by the families of the mentally challenged, through the life of Anjali (Shyamali) a mentally challenged girl who, after her father (Raghuvaran) sends her away for a few years, is brought home to live with her parents and two healthy siblings. The movie chronicles the love given and received by the little girl, the relationships she establishes with every member of the family through her special interactions with them, and the family's struggle to come to terms with the social consequences of Anjali's presence in their family. The family is helped by a mysterious stranger (Prabhu) who appoints himself their guardian angel, but will the family be able to bear the taunts and stigma of society? What will happen to Anjali and how will her family deal with her presence in their lives?
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Cast: Raghuvaran Velayudhan, Revathi

Crew: Mani Ratnam (Director), Madhu Ambat (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 12 Jul 1990 (India)

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Did you know? This film was India's official entry to the Oscars in 1991, but was not nominated. Read More
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Dubbed from: Anjali (Tamil)
This film was dubbed into Hindi and Telugu and released under the same name.

The background score and soundtrack for this movie was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, and created history because it was his 500th film.

This movie marks the debut of Baby Shruti and Baby Shamili in the leading roles.

This film was India's official entry to the Oscars in 1991, but was not nominated.

The film marks Ilayaraja's 500th film as composer.