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Anand (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 March 1971 (India)
The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

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Asit Kumar Sen ...
Chandranath / Muralilal #1 (as Asit Sen)
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Atam Prakash ...
Ranjeet
Lalita Kumari ...
Mrs. Sanyal
Savita
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Moni Baba (as Bhardwaj)
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A melodramatic tale of a man with a terminal disease. The story begins with Dr Bhaksar winning a literary prize for his book about a patient called Anand. The rest is flashback. Anand, the title character, is suffering from lymphosarcoma of the intestine. He, however appears to be cheerful on the outside and is determined to extract as much pleasure from his remaining lifespan as is possible. Dr. Bhaskar his physician tends to Anand in his last days. After Anand dies we can however still hear his voice which was recorded on a tape. Dr Bhakser writes a book on his patient and wins a literary prize for it Written by Anonymous

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INR 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The climax of the film when Rajesh Khanna dies was frequently played on news channels when Rajesh Khanna died. See more »

Quotes

[Babu Moshai enters the room to see Anand lying still on his deathbed - too still. He rushes over to the bed and starts shaking him, weeping]
Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee: I will not let you leave me! I want to listen to you for at least 20 seconds!
[shouts]
Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee: Speak to me!
Anand Saigal: Babu Moshai...
[Babu Moshai looks up with a start at his friend - then he sees a tape recorder]
Anand Saigal: [voice played on tape recorder] Babu Moshai, we are mere puppets in the game of life and death. Whatever happens here, we do not know for it is all in the hands of ...
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Connections

Referenced in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Kahin door jab din dhal jaaye
Music by Salil Choudhury
Sung by Mukesh
Lyrics by Yogesh
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A very touching movie.
31 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Excellent performances by Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. Both showed maturity and depth in their role. This movie is about a person (rajesh Khanna) who is dying of a dreaded disease but lives every moment of his life to fullest. He entertains others and brings happiness to their life. On the contrary, Amitabh Bachchan is young doctor who is frustrated and angry. Rajesh khanna befriends him and both go well with each other. Amitabh tries hard to cure Rajesh Khanna but in vain. Ultimately Rajesh khanna leaves not before leaving a message of love and happiness. Amitabh Bachchan was at his best. This was the first movie when he was seriously noticed by Bollywood. He exceed expectations. A versatile actor this is one of his many movies where he plays a role of serious, angry young man who hardly smiles. Though it was primarily Rajesh Khanna's movie but it catapulted Amitabh Bachchan into fame ultimately replacing Rajesh Khanna as numero uno. A must watchable for Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh fans.


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