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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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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

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

Sambit Bal compared the life of New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe, who died of cancer at 53, to that of Anand quoting: "Zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi" (Life should be large, not long). See more »

Quotes

Anand Saigal: Death is just a moment.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Kahin door jab din dhal jaaye
Music by Salil Choudhury
Sung by Mukesh
Lyrics by Yogesh
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User Reviews

 
an-NO-END
14 February 2005 | by ram-008See all my reviews

What an outstanding movie!! I have heard all the prior generation people rave about this movie, so, I decided to check this movie out myself. I only have faint memories of having watched parts of this movie from my mom's lap when she and dad were watching this in the theater. The other reason why I decided to check this out was a Super-bowl half-time debate on whether Amitabh was better than Rajesh Khanna. I could not participate in this debate for two reasons: first, I was eagerly awaiting another "wardrobe malfunction" for one of the cheerleaders and secondly, I only had memories of one Rajesh Khanna movie, Haathi Mere Saathi. I remember having enjoyed it very much as a child. But that alone was not enough to quantify anything. The more recent performances of AB were fresh in my mind, but after having seen this movie, I decided that Rajesh had a class of his own. His chirpy performance in this movie is really unparalleled! What an amazing performance! Amitabh, being more junior, has not equaled Rajesh, but has done his share very well. Thus, even after watching this movie, the debate will continue.

What's New? What can possibly be new in an old movie? Guess what? there is plenty for the younger generation to take away! There is no education in the movies these days, whatsoever, except perhaps bedroom or bar sequences. The inadequacies in the field of medicine are so nicely brought forward by this movie, which is certainly over 30 years old! Now, I can understand why Munnabhai MBBS was such a hit. It had so beautifully adapted from this movie to match the present generation. Kudos to Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Sanjay Dutt (& Kamal Hassan too) for carrying this forward.

Noticeable: "BaaabuMushaai", the nick name for Amitabh, as heard from Rajesh throughout the movie, will ring in your ears even hours after you have seen the six letters "The End" on the screen. There really is no end to such people! Some sequences were simply amazing. Those that stood apart in my mind were the last scene, with a tape that had a significant pause in between; the moun-vrath guru, who so symbolically said that there is so much more than the decaying body to Anand's soul; then of course the Munirbhai sequences and the eventual backfiring of this strategy and so many more! The songs were so gentle and heart warming! The comic timing of Rajesh Khanna was simply amazing! Verdict Present day filmmakers really need to rework their brains and start thinking much much better! There is much more to Hindi cinema than just skin-show and catchy item number songs. This is a MUST-WATCH movie! I did not think so when others told me, but having experienced it myself, I believe them! I am gonna check out the other MUST-WATCH movies prescribed by the previous generation.


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