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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:

INR3,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Rupam Chitra See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The climax of the film when Rajesh Khanna dies was frequently played on news channels when Rajesh Khanna died. 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 Salaam Namaste (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Na jiya laage na
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music by Salil Choudhury
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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zindagi badi honi chahiye lambi nahin (life should be big not long)
18 June 2002 | by agrawalmannuSee all my reviews

In 1970, Rajesh Khanna was the biggest star and was shooting for multiple movies along with Anand. But it seems he would take some time out from his other schedules would come to Hrishi da and ask him if he could shoot the next scene from Anand. That's how eager and dedicated he was to Anand. Probably he knew that this was the movie that he would be remembered for.

The movie narrates like the pages of a diary of one Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee and his relationship with Anand Sehgal who he treated for cancer. Despite of such a heavy theme the movie is high spirited just like Anand Sehgal who likes to laugh in the face of death. Special mention should be made for attention given to each character in the movie. All the characters are well etched and everyone has given a truly inspired performance.

The last sequence must be the most dramatic sequence that I have seen in any movie. Music by Salil Chaudhary and lyrics by Yogesh and Gulzar are apt and wonderful. Definitely one of the best movies made in India.


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