Anand (1971 film)

  • Rajesh Khanna Anand Saigal / Jaichand
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Dr. Bhaskar K. Bannerjee / Babu Moshai
  • Sumita Sanyal: Renu
  • Ramesh Deo: Dr. Prakash Kulkarni
  • Seema Deo: Mrs. Suman Kulkarni
  • Asit Sen: Chandranath / Muralilal # 1
  • Lalita Pawar: Matron D' Sa
  • Durga Khote: Renus mother (guest appearance )
  • Dara Singh: Wrestler ( guest appearance )
  • Johnny Walker: Issabhai Suratwala / Muralilal # 3 (guest appearance )

Anand (Hindi: आनंद, Ānand; Urdu: آنند ) is a successful Hindi film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in the year 1971.


Anand Saigal is cancer patient, despite this diagnosis, he enjoys life to the fullest. On the other hand, Bhaskar Banerjee, Anand doctor who is unhappy and dismayed by the harsh reality of his life.

But Anand teaches him the finer things in life to enjoy and to discover behind everything bad is good.

After Anand spread all the joy and life has changed for the better of many, he can not influence the fate nonetheless. Anand dies and inspires Bhaskar to write a book on Anand's life. He describes his life before Anand's meeting, their first encounter, how the relationship of doctor and patient in a close friendship and turns on the power of a weak man who did not conquer his illness but the hearts of all to win. For Bhaskars debut novel Anand, he was honored with the " Saraswati Award".


The lyrics to music by Salil Choudhury wrote Gulzar and Yogesh.


Filmfare Award 1972

  • Filmfare Award / Best Film at Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Filmfare Award / Best Actor at Rajesh Khanna
  • Filmfare Award / Best Supporting Actor on Amitabh Bachchan
  • Filmfare Award / Best dialogue to Gulzar
  • Filmfare Award / Best Editing at Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Filmfare Award / Best Story Hrishikesh Mukherjee to

National Film Award

  • National Film Award / Best Supporting Actor on Amitabh Bachchan


  • The film is told from the frame story of the award ceremony in a flashback.
  • The Bengali actress Sanyal had here her Hindi film debut, Bachchan his second film appearance.
  • This film is dedicated to the great artist Raj Kapoor and the city of Bombay.
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee turned in 1975 under the title Mili with Jaya Bachchan as terminally ill heroine and Amitabh Bachchan as a cynical alcoholic an unsuccessful remake of this film.