The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the fullest before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

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Hrishikesh Mukherjee (story), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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

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Mehmood advised Amitabh Bachchan to grab a secondary role alongside the then heartthrob Rajesh Khanna in the film, saying, "All you need to do is feed off Khanna, the rest will take care of itself." See more »

Quotes

Anand Saigal: We stretch and pull the sadness of the future and bring it onto today's happiness and we poison that happiness.
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Referenced in Piku (2015) 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
15 May 2006 | by khurram-imtiazSee all my reviews

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 March 1971 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

INR3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | DTS (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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