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Anjali (1990)

| Family, Drama
Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child, she is taken on a stormy night to a hospital where she ... See full summary »

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(as Mani Rathnam)

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Credited cast:
Revathy ...
Chitra (as Revathi)
Raghuvaran ...
Shekar
Prabhu ...
Ex-Convict
Saranya Ponvannan ...
Child Psychiatrist (as Charaniya)
Shanti Priya ...
(as Nishanthi)
Arun
Shruthi
Shamili ...
Anjali (as Shamli)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
V.K. Ramasamy
Tarun ...
(as Master Tarun)
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Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child, she is taken on a stormy night to a hospital where she is informed that her child, a girl, has been stillborn. Shortly thereafter the family re-locates to a flat in the city where Shekar works as an Architect at a construction site. Two years later, Chitra starts suspecting Shekar of having an extra-marital affair. When confronted, Shekar is at first elusive, then finally admits that Chitra did give birth to a brain-damaged child, who he left at the care of the hospital. Chitra brings the child home, much to the chagrin of Arjun and Anu, and other neighborhood kids. To make matters more complicated, Shekar witnesses the murder of a Police Inspector, and comes forward to testify, knowing fully well that the killer as well as the Police Department would like to close this file as a suicide. Watch what happens when things snow-ball out of control as Shekar... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Tamil director Vishnuvardhan and his actor brother Kreshna play one of the children in the apartment. See more »

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Anjali Anjali
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by: Karthik Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Bhavatharani R., Premgi Amaren, Venkat Prabhu, Hari Bhaskar and Parthi Bhaskar
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Simply brilliant!
26 September 2004 | by (India) – See all my reviews

From this movie it is proved that Mani Ratnam has a knack of different topics of human relations.Anjali is basically a movie about how a mentally retarded kid finds herself suddenly between a family and whole lot of friends in a group of apartments.The family members,played by raghuvaran and revathy(one of my favorite actress) as mother and father of the child "anjali" suited their roles perfectly well.I still wonder how mani sir made the two year old girl shamelee to act so well as a mentally retarded kid.The siblings of anjali,played by tarun and shruthi,adds to the brilliance of mani sir.I loved this movie personally,as it made me upset for the whole day after watching it!!The songs,once more were brilliantly pictured,my personal favorite is the song shot on "anjali" which showed mani ratnam's greatness.I would definitely recommend this movie to you.You will love this.


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