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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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Trivia

Hrishikesh Mukherjee brought back Salil Choudhury, whose career was going nowhere those days in Bombay due to lack of commercial acceptance, and Yogesh, a then-forgotten lyricist. Both their careers revived significantly after the film. See more »

Quotes

Anand Saigal: jab tak zinda hoon tab tak mara nahin jar mara gaya sala mein hi nahin
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Referenced in Octopussy (1983) 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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The highlight of Rajesh Khanna's career
27 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

There are ways of handling the sorrows of life. Anand chooses to live life in the face of death. To smile so much that every frown is gone. He lets the joy of living hide the fear of death. He is hell-bent on living today to forget the past. His life is short. He chooses to share all the love and laughter he can with everybody leaving a deep impression on the minds of everybody. As the line in the film goes, " Anand mara nahin, Anand marte nahin."


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