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Anand (1971)

 -  Drama  -  5 March 1971 (India)
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The classic 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anand Saigal / Jaichand
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Dr. Bhaskar K. Bannerjee / Babu Moshai
Sumita Sanyal ...
Renu
Ramesh Deo ...
Dr. Prakash Kulkarni
Seema Deo ...
Mrs. Suman Kulkarni
Asit Sen ...
Chandranath / Muralilal #1
Dev Kishan ...
(as Devkishan)
Atam Prakash ...
Ranjeet
Lalita Kumari ...
Mrs. Sanyal
Savita
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Moni Baba (as Bhardwaj)
Lalita Pawar ...
Matron D'Sa
Gurnam Singh ...
(as Gurnam)
Durga Khote ...
Renu's Mother (Guest Appearance)
Dara Singh ...
Head Wrestler (Guest Appearance)
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Storyline

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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The song "Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli" was originally proposed as background song for the title. After listening the song, Rajesh Khanna thought that it would be a waste to use such a nice song as background song for title. He suggested Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Director, to create a situation for this song. In those days songs played in background for title, was less played on radio. See more »

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Background Narrator: [after Anand passes away and the record stops playing] Anand didn't die; Anand never dies.
[For non-hindi speaking people, "Anand" is the name of the central character and in Hindi, it means "Happiness]
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Featured in Mere Apne (1971) See more »

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Zindagi kaisi hai paheli
Music by Salil Choudhury
Sung by Manna Dey
Lyrics by Yogesh
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Epic performance by Rajesh Khanna
13 March 2000 | by (Anaheim, California) – See all my reviews

The best Hindi movie ever. Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan prove how versatile they are as actors. Hrishikesh Mukherjee gives us yet another masterpiece. If you are going to watch only one Hindi movie this should be it. Depicts the life of Anand(Rajesh Khanna) who inspite of knowing that he is going to die of cancer manages to live a life full of zest and happiness, enchanting the people around him. The end will bring tears to your eyes.


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