Anand (film)

Anand (film)

name = Anand

imdb_id = 0066763
writer = Bimal Dutta, Gulzar, D.N. Mukherjee, Hrishikesh Mukherjee
starring = Rajesh Khanna
Amitabh Bachchan
Sumita Sanyal
director = Hrishikesh Mukherjee
producer = Hrishikesh Mukherjee
N.C. Sippy
Romu N. Sippy
released = 1971
runtime = 122 mins
language = Hindi
country = IND
music = Salil Choudhary
awards =
budget =
imdb_id =0066763

"Anand" (Hindi: आनंद, Urdu: آنند) is a Hindi film written and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and released in 1971. It starred Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna. The dialogue of the film was written by Gulzar.

"Indiatimes Movies" ranks the movie amongst the "Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films" [ [,curpg-14.cms Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films by Indiatimes Movies] ] .

Plot outline

The film is about Anand Sehgal (Rajesh Khanna), a cancer patient who, despite knowing this fact, believes in living his life to the fullest. Contrasting Anand is Bhaskar Banarjee (Amitabh Bachchan), a sober doctor, upset with life and the dark reality of his nation. Bhaskar's tête-a-tête with Anand makes him notice the colours behind all the despair and complexity in one's life and teaches him a lesson. After spreading happiness everywhere around himself and changing the lives of many, Anand as destined, leaves them all, which inspires Bhaskar to write a book on his life.

The film is a narrative, as Bhaskar writes in his diary about his life before Anand, his first meeting, how his relation with him changes from a doctor-patient to a friend, and then to a friend for which he can do anything, and how a dying man leaves his thinking changed to such a great extent .


*Anand Saigal: Rajesh Khanna
*Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee: Amitabh Bachchan
*Renu: Sumita Sanyal
* Renu's mother: Durga Khote
* Isa Bhai (also called Murarilal) : Johnny Walker
* Amitabh's patient: Asit Sen
* Dr Kulkarni : Ramesh Deo
* Matron: Lalita Pawar
* Pahalwan: Dara Singh

Filmfare Awards

* Filmfare Best Actor Award(Rajesh Khanna)
* Filmfare Best Dialogue Award (Gulzar)
* Filmfare Best Editing Award (Hrishikesh Mukherjee)
* Filmfare Best Movie Award (Hrishikesh Mukherjee, N.C. Sippy)
* Filmfare Best Story Award (Hrishikesh Mukherjee)
* Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Amitabh Bachchan)


The musical score for the film was composed by Salil Chaudhary. The lyrics were written by Gulzar ("Maine tere liye", "Na jiya jaye na" and the poem "Maut tu ek kavita hai") and Yogesh ("Kahin door jab din dhal jaaye" and "Zindagi kaisi hai paheli").

The making

The film was originally supposed to star famous Bollywood actors Kishore Kumar and Mehmood in the lead roles.cite book
last = Zaveri
first = Hanif
title = Mehmood, a Man of Many Moods
year = 2005
publisher = Popular Prakashan
isbn = 8179912132
pages = 133
chapter = A Comedy King and Superstar
] One of the producers of the film, N.C. Sippy, had earlier served as Mehmood's production manager. The character "Babu Moshai" was to be played by Mehmood. Hrishikesh was asked to meet Kishore Kumar to discuss the project. However, when Hrishikesh Mukherjee went to Kishore Kumar's house, he was driven away by the gatekeeper due to a misunderstanding. Kishore Kumar (himself a Bengali) had done a stage show organized by another Bengali man, and he was involved in a fight with this man over money matters. He had instructed his gatekeeper to drive away this "Bengali", if he ever visited the house. When Hrishikesh Mukherjee (another Bengali) went to Kishore Kumar's house, the gatekeeper drove him away, mistaking him for the "Bengali" that Kishore Kumar had asked him to drive away. The incident hurt Hrishikesh Mukherjee so much, that he decided not to work with Kishore Kumar. Consequently, Mehmood had to leave the film as well, and new actors (Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan) were signed up for the film.

The character of Anand was inspired by Raj Kapoor, who use to call Hrishikesh Mukherjee as "Babu Moshay". The film is dedicated to "Raj Kapoor and the people of Bombay".

Later, Anand was remade in Malayalam, with the name "Chitrashalabham" (butterfly) starring Jayaram and Biju Menon.


External links

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