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It is the 48th film anniversary of Anand today. The film released on 12th March, 1971. Cinephiles across the country are celebrating the film on internet. The social media is abuzz with fans celebrating a film that is loved by audiences and critics alike.
Starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead role, with a supporting cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo and Seema Deo, the film’s story revolves around a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the fullest before he dies. It is narrated by his best friend Amitabh Bachchan.
The film won several awards including the Filmfare for Best Film. In 2013, film critic Anupama Chopra had listed the film in her book, 100 Films to See Before You Die.
On Twitter, some have shared their love for the film while others have congratulated Amitabh Bachchan, sharing trivia and lesser known anecdotes about the film.
“ babumoshai .. zindagi badi honi chahiye , lambi nahi .. “
ANAND released on 12th Mar 1971
— ABHIJEETMISHRA (@ABHIJEE97475926) March 12, 2019
— Alla Ukhina💜🅰🅱💜 (@alenushkaukhina) March 11, 2019
— Nila Madhab Panda (@nilamadhabpanda) March 12, 2019
— Amit Agrawal 🆎 Seattle FC (@AmitAgrawl) March 11, 2019
In 50 years of @SrBachchan Sir’s film career, he played the role of Doctor 7 times. In which Anand is first among all ,as Dr Bhaskar Banerjee. Classic by Hrishikesh Mukherjee#48YearsOfAnand
The Real Doctor of Indian Cinema 😎😎🤗🤗 pic.twitter.com/0d9BNQoo1E
— Rahul Sen EF (@rahul1021986) March 11, 2019
The film was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and co-written with Gulzar. Popularly known as Hrishi-da, he is credited to have, “carved a middle path between the extravagance of mainstream cinema and the stark realism of art cinema”.
The film was loosely inspired from Akira Kurosawa’s film, Ikiru (1952).