SYNOPSIS - Anand
Anand is a Hindi film written and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and released in 1971. It starred Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. The dialogue of the film was written by Gulzar.
The film is about Anand Sehgal (Rajesh Khanna), a cancer (lymphosarcoma of the intestine) patient who, despite knowing this fact, believes in living his life to the fullest. He comes to Mumbai to live his last days and to meet his friend Kulkarni (Ramesh Dev). Contrasting Anand is Bhaskar Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan), a sober doctor, upset with his life and the dark reality of his nation. When Bhaskar comes face to face with Anand, he 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 relationship 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 changes his way of thinking to a great extent.