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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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Originally, Hrishikesh Mukherjee had envisioned Shashi Kapoor, the brother of Raj Kapoor, for the role of Anand. He wanted Raj Kapoor himself, but he had just recovered from his illness and Mukherjee couldn't bear to see him die on the screen, since he had almost died in real life. In any case, Shashi Kapoor was not eager for the role, so Rajesh Khanna got it - it remains his most memorable role with Aradhana (1969) and Amar Prem (1972). 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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Featured in Mere Apne (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Maine tere liye hi saat rang ke sapne
Music by Salil Choudhury
Sung by Mukesh
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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My Favourite Movie Ever

Anand is the most impressive movie by the director "Hrishikesh Mukherjee". his other movies like "Abhimaan" and "Milli" that also shows his directional sensitivity. Anand is a movie which speaks more than it scripts. It tells us more than its characters narrates the story. The impressive character no doubt is of Rajesh Khannna, but Amitabh is too much impressive. The "Anand" tells us how a man decided and then spent rest of his short life. A Man who had short time, but he wanted to live too much. for him, not the quantity but quality of life does matter. I recommend to see this movies more than once. And every time u see this movie, u'll end up with more brighter definition of film and life. The movie is too simple to narrate here, and tooo deep to express what i actually think about it.


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