Released in 1993, Anari is a romantic drama film directed by K Murali Mohan Rao. It stars Rakhee Gulzar, Venkatesh Daggubati, and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles. The story of Anari revolves around Rajnandini (Rakhee Gulzar) who is a very strong-willed woman and runs her family's business empire alone. She is a work-obsessed person and values nothing more than her business empire. She has a son Raja (Venkatesh Daggubati), who is a simple and innocent boy and is a stark contrast to his mother.
Raja meets Janaki (Karisma Kapoor), who is a beautiful and chirpy girl, and they fall in love. Janaki opens up Raja's world to love and emotions which he had never experienced before. As their love story blossoms, Raja's mother, Rajnandini, disapproves of their relationship.
Rajnandini wants Raja to marry a girl from a wealthy and powerful family to further expand their empire, but Raja wants to marry Janaki. The film beautifully showcases a clash between two generations, one that values wealth and power, and another that values love and emotions.
Anari is a beautiful story of love and family that tugs at the heartstrings of the audience. The characters are well-etched and their performances are commendable. Rakhee Gulzar perfectly plays the role of a workaholic mother who values her business more than emotions. Venkatesh Daggubati is impressive as a naive and innocent boy who discovers love. Karisma Kapoor is breathtakingly beautiful and her chemistry with Venkatesh is refreshing.
Anari has a beautiful soundtrack composed by Anand-Milind. The songs "Phoolon Sa Chehra Tera" and "Kya Mausam Hai" are still popular among the audiences. The film's cinematography and production design are also well-executed.
Overall, Anari is a beautiful film that showcases the importance of emotions and love in life. It beautifully depicts the generation gap and how the values change over time. It is a must-watch for people who love romantic dramas and family-oriented films.
Anari is a 1993 kids & family movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.