Murari story at a glance
Way back in 1800's a Jamindar insults Godess Durga by trying to steal her idol in a temple in a state of inebriation. An enraged Devi kills him and put a curse on his heirs that she is going to take one family member each every 48 years. And in the present, Murari (Mahesh Babu) is the Grandson of Sabari (Sukumari), whose husband died 48 years back because of the curse. She named her grandson with her hubby name Murari. Hence he is regarded with utmost respect by all family members.
And on the other side, there is Vasundhara (Sonali Bendre) in the household of Mahesh's brother's wife, Gopamma (Lakshmi). But both the families divide in Gopamma's marriage upon a petty issue. Gopamma is allowed to go her parent's house without any escort from her husband. In the current year Murari manages to accompany Gopamma to her parent's house. Vasundhara and Murari fall in love. Rest of the story is about the curse on the family and how the couple unites.
Mahesh Babu had made a mark for himself with this movie in all sorts of audience. The movie was well received too and was a commercial hit.
This is the first combination of Mahesh and Krishna Vamsi.
Murari is the first Telugu film of Sonali Bendre. She later went bagged up big films like Indra, Palnati Brahmanaidu, Manmadhudu and Shankar Dada MBBS.
The movie received several awards and critical acclaims. The movie even claimed three Nandi awards.
- Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Silver)
- Nandi Award for Best Character Actress – Lakshmi
- Nandi Special Jury Award - Mahesh Babu
The producer of the movie, Gopi Nandigam is a huge fan of Super Star Krishna. Out of his love, he went splurged money on this movie.
The temple shot in the movie is the famous Sita Rama Chandra Swamy temple in a remote village Ammpally. There is a sentiment in Tollywood that any movie shot here would be a hit.