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Anand (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 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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Hrishikesh Mukherjee (story), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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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 ... 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 | Musical

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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Production Co:

Rupam Chitra See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hrishikesh Mukherjee go the idea of making the film when his good friend Raj Kapoor was suffering from illness and he believed he would die. Although Raj Kapoor recovered from it. See more »

Quotes

Anand Saigal: jab tak zinda hoon tab tak mara nahin jar mara gaya sala mein hi nahin
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Connections

Referenced in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) 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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Are we forgetting to make films like anand?
1 September 2005 | by kushal-2See all my reviews

a masterpiece, though is better appreciated if you've had an Indian upbringing, especially in the kind of life we used to live in the last century. but that should not stop anybody's heart from being moistened by Anand - its that kind of a film which makes you feel that cloudy ball in your throat, a feeling we hardly have today.

i never saw Anand on big screen, i.e. a theater, didn't get a chance to. but seen it countless number of times i have, each leaving me haunted by that epic last scene, and each letting me discover another gleam in its brilliance.

A great story, in fact that storyness of it struck me first, its difficult to come across a character like Anand's (Rajesh Khanna)in real life, laughing his way to the end. it is for souring such larger-than-lifeness one sees cinemas at times. Amitabh as Dr. Bhaskar with wells of life just under his brooding exterior, was a giveaway at such an early stage of his career that he was destined for a place much beyond the ordinary.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee crafted it to perfection. Salil chowdhury excelled with some of the most melodious tunes ever and the co actors could reach the lofty heights the film dared them to.

but finally it was Rajesh Khanna. yes a shade melodramatic, a touch idiosyncratic may be but you can't deny the vivacity with which he demands your attention, slowly takes over your heart and you don't want him to die and when he does your tears tell you that you just been watching a film.

yeah some films can make you do that. not a tear jerker, but a weller-up of them. its not good in a way though, 'cause it makes you search for such standards ever since, and the disappointment is bitter. but then there's always the DVD and the remote!


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