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Anand (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 March 1971 (India)
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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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Cast

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

Dr Bhaskar Bannerjee is not happy with his profession as he cant save the lives of people dying of illness due to poverty.His Dr friend Kulkarni charges huge for imaginary illness of rich and uses that money to people who cant afford treatment.Things change when Anand a cancer patients enters Bhaskar's life Anand is cheerful and believes in spreading happiness to everyone as he knows he is on last stage of cancer and has few months to live.Bhaskar and Anand bond very well Anand also gets Bhaskar's love life back on track and Bhaskar doesn't want him to loose anymore.As time passes Anand's condition starts to deteriorate and everyone around him is just hoping for a miracle. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 March 1971 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ананд See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

INR 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rupam Chitra See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hrishikesh Mukherjee went to sign Kishore Kumar for the film after discussing the project with him.But Kishore Kumar's watchman did not allow him to enter the bungalow.As Kishore Kumar had instructed him not to allow a Bengali man inside the bungalow who would come to meet him.Kishore Kumar had done a musical concert for a Bengali organizer who did not pay him and they both had a fight.His watchman mistook Hrishikesh Mukherjee of being that Bengali man.When the shooting for the film started Kishore Kumar came to know about it and went to meet Hrishikesh Mukherjee and asked him why didn't he come to sign him when Hrishikesh Mukherjee told him the reason.Kishore Kumar went and blasted his watchman. See more »

Quotes

Anand Saigal: Babumoshai, life should be big, not long.
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Connections

Referenced in Salaam Namaste (2005) 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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A very touching movie.
31 October 2004 | by ankur-abSee 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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