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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anand Saigal / Jaichand
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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 ...
(as Devkishan)
Atam Prakash ...
Ranjeet
Lalita Kumari ...
Mrs. Sanyal
Savita
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Moni Baba (as Bhardwaj)
Gurnam Singh ...
(as Gurnam)
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Matron D'Sa
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Renu's Mother
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Head Wrestler
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Storyline

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

The song "Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli" was originally proposed as background song for the title. After listening the song, Rajesh Khanna thought that it would be a waste to use such a nice song as background song for title. He suggested Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Director, to create a situation for this song. In those days songs played in background for title, was less played on radio. See more »

Quotes

Anand Saigal: Babumoshai, life should be big, not long.
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Connections

Referenced in Octopussy (1983) See more »

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Zindagi kaisi hai paheli
Music by Salil Choudhury
Sung by Manna Dey
Lyrics by Yogesh
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A very touching movie.
31 October 2004 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Excellent performances by Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. Both showed maturity and depth in their role. This movie is about a person (rajesh Khanna) who is dying of a dreaded disease but lives every moment of his life to fullest. He entertains others and brings happiness to their life. On the contrary, Amitabh Bachchan is young doctor who is frustrated and angry. Rajesh khanna befriends him and both go well with each other. Amitabh tries hard to cure Rajesh Khanna but in vain. Ultimately Rajesh khanna leaves not before leaving a message of love and happiness. Amitabh Bachchan was at his best. This was the first movie when he was seriously noticed by Bollywood. He exceed expectations. A versatile actor this is one of his many movies where he plays a role of serious, angry young man who hardly smiles. Though it was primarily Rajesh Khanna's movie but it catapulted Amitabh Bachchan into fame ultimately replacing Rajesh Khanna as numero uno. A must watchable for Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh fans.


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