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Anand (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 March 1971 (India)
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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Asit Kumar Sen ...
Chandranath / Muralilal #1 (as Asit Sen)
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Atam Prakash ...
Ranjeet
Lalita Kumari ...
Mrs. Sanyal
Savita
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Moni Baba (as Bhardwaj)
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A melodramatic tale of a man with a terminal disease. The story begins with Dr Bhaksar winning a literary prize for his book about a patient called Anand. The rest is flashback. Anand, the title character, is suffering from lymphosarcoma of the intestine. He, however appears to be cheerful on the outside and is determined to extract as much pleasure from his remaining lifespan as is possible. Dr. Bhaskar his physician tends to Anand in his last days. After Anand dies we can however still hear his voice which was recorded on a tape. Dr Bhakser writes a book on his patient and wins a literary prize for it Written by Anonymous

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INR 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee brought back Salil Choudhury, whose career had reached a cul-de-sac in Bombay due to lack of commercial acceptance, and Yogesh, a then-forgotten lyricist. Their careers revived significantly after the film. See more »

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Anand Saigal: Babumoshai, life should be big, not long.
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Referenced in Octopussy (1983) See more »

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Na jiya laage na
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music by Salil Choudhury
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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My Favourite Movie Ever
15 May 2006 | by See 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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