Anjali (1990)

1990 | 150 minutes
Release date
12 Jul 1990
Running time
150 minutes
National Film Awards - 1990
Best Feature Film
National Film Awards - 1990
Best Child Artist
Tamilnadu State Film Awards - 1990
Best Film
National Film Awards - 1990
Tarun Kumar
Best Child Artist

Anjali is a 1990 Indian Tamil drama film directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Raghuvaran, Revathi, Master Tarun, Baby Shruti Vijaykumar and Baby Shamili in the leading roles. The background score and soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Anjali was the composer's 500th film. The film deals with the story of a dying mentally disabled child, and the emotional trauma experienced by her family. The film was dubbed into Hindi and Telugu and released under the same name. Anjali was critically acclaimed, winning three National Film Awards. It was chosen as India's official entry to the Oscars in 1991, but was not nominated.