Anand (1971)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 45 mins

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aden with laughs, this bitter-sweet slice-of-life drama evocatively depicts the story of a man with a terminal disease. This inspiring saga 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. This touching tale expresses the view that the body may perish, but Anand leaves behind a legacy of joy and the celebration of life that is inexhaustible and immortal.

Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Sumita Sanyal

Crew: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Director), Jaywant Pathare (Director of Photography), Salil Choudhury (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 05 Mar 1971 (India)

Hindi Name: आनंद

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Did you know? This movie was remade in Malayalam under the title, 'Chitrashalabham' (which means butterfly), starring Jayaram and Biju Menon. Read More
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as Anand Saigal
as Renu
as Head Wrestler
as Renu's Mother
as Dr Bhaskar
as Chandranath
as Moni Baba
as Mrs Sanyal
as Matron D'Sa
as Dr Prakash Kulkarni
as Mrs Suman Kulkarni

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
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03:22
02 
03:42
Music Director: Salil Choudhury
Lyricist: Yogesh Gaur
Playback Singer: Manna Dey
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03:22
Music Director: Salil Choudhury
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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04:08
Music Director: Salil Choudhury
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Mukesh Chand Mathur
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04:01
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03:27
Music Director: Salil Choudhury
Lyricist: Yogesh Gaur
Playback Singer: Manna Dey
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03:24
Music Director: Salil Choudhury
Lyricist: Yogesh Gaur
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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Trivia:
The character of Anand was inspired by Raj Kapoor, who used to call Hrishikesh Mukherjee "Babu Moshay" when he started his career with him as an editor. It is believed that Mukherjee wrote the film when once Raj Kapoor was seriously ill and Mukherjee thought that he may die. This film is dedicated to "Raj Kapoor and the people of Bombay".

This movie was originally supposed to star famous Bollywood actors Kishore Kumar and Mehmood in lead roles, but due to some misunderstandings two young newcomers were chosen to play the roles.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee's first choice for the roles of Anand and Dr Bhaskar Banerjee were Bengali matinée idols Uttam Kumar and Soumitra Chatterjee.

This movie was remade in Malayalam under the title, 'Chitrashalabham' (which means butterfly), starring Jayaram and Biju Menon.

This movie was shot in just 28 days.

This movie won as many as 6 Filmfare Awards in 1972, including the Best Movie Award: Hrishikesh Mukherjee, N.C. Sippy; Best Actor Award: Rajesh Khanna; Best Supporting Actor Award: Amitabh Bachchan; Best Dialogue Award: Gulzar; Best Editing Award: Hrishikesh Mukherjee; Best Story Award: Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

This movie was phenomenally successful both commercially and critically, winning many awards and accolades including the 1971 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi: Hrishikesh Mukherjee, N. C. Sippy.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee informed his writer Gulzar to open the film in such a way that the audience knows in the first scene itself that Anand (played by Rajesh Khanna) is dead. He did not want the audience to be in a state of suspense till the end and keep guessing whether Anand will survive or not. By doing that Hrishikesh Mukherjee wanted to concentrate on the essence of the film on how Anand wants to live life fullest and make the best of the time he has.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee brought back Salil Choudhury, whose career had reached a cul-de-sac in Bombay due to lack of commercial acceptance, and Yogesh, a then-forgotten lyricist. Their careers revived significantly after the film.
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Remade as: Chitrashalabham (Malayalam)