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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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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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12 March 1971 (India)  »

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INR 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Hrishikesh Mukherjee went to sign Kishore Kumar for the film after discussing the project with him.But Kishore Kumar's watchman did not allow him to enter the bungalow.As Kishore Kumar had instructed him not to allow a Bengali man inside the bungalow who would come to meet him.Kishore Kumar had done a musical concert for a Bengali organizer who did not pay him and they both had a fight.His watchman mistook Hrishikesh Mukherjee of being that Bengali man.When the shooting for the film started Kishore Kumar came to know about it and went to meet Hrishikesh Mukherjee and asked him why didn't he come to sign him when Hrishikesh Mukherjee told him the reason.Kishore Kumar went and blasted his watchman. 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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Connections

Referenced in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) See more »

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Kahin door jab din dhal jaaye
Music by Salil Choudhury
Sung by Mukesh
Lyrics by Yogesh
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My Favourite Movie Ever

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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