Originally posted: August 2003

Name: Anand
Directed By: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Written By: Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar, Bimal Dutta
Type: Drama
Year: 1971
Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal

Anand is about a happy go lucky man played by Rajesh Khanna (named Anand of course). Anand is diagnosed with a deadly disease; he has just 6 months to live. He moves from Delhi to Bombay to meet with his friend Dr. Prakash Kulkarni and spend the rest of his days in his nursing home.
Prakash is a good friend of a cancer specialist Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) and wonders whether anything can be done to save Anand. Thus Anand and Bhaskar meet. Anand changes Bhaskar in the most subtle ways, and that too for the better.

I loved this movie. I can’t say enough how much I loved it. This is the only movie that has ever made me cry. Not “boo hoo hoo” cry, but it made me shed a couple of tears, which is infinitely more than any other movie has ever done.
I recommend this movie to everyone. If you haven’t seen it, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. If you’ve seen it already, go watch it again.


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