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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 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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Trivia

Naa Jiya Laage Naa..The tune for this iconic Salil Chowdhury song was originally planned for the unreleased film "Anand Mahal. See more »

Quotes

Issabhai Suratwala: As the disciple was dying he taught the teacher how to live.
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Connections

Referenced in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Zindagi kaisi hai paheli
Music by Salil Choudhury
Sung by Manna Dey
Lyrics by Yogesh
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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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 March 1971 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Anand See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

INR3,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Rupam Chitra See more »
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Mono | DTS (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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