This movie was a big hit and has not gone old by the time. The movie is still as fresh as it was when it was released in 1970.
Directed Hrishikesh Mukherjee and produced by N.C. Sippy, are the two names who used to produce blockbusters during that era.
Cast: Rajesh Khanna: Anand Sehgal Amitabh Bachchan: Dr. Bhaskar Johny Walker:Isa Bhai/ Murarilal Ramesh Dev:Dr,.Kulkarni Sumita Sanyal: Renu Asit Sen
Producer: N C Sippy
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Lyrics: Gulzar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Yogesh
Music: Salil Chaudhary
Story: Bimal Dutt, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar
What I liked: Story, dialogues, script, lyrics, performance – everything was marvelous and probably that is the reason for this movie getting so many filmfare awards – for best movie, for best supporting actor, for best actor, etc. Songs that I still remember are – “kaheen door jab din dhal jaaye, saanjh si dulhan nazar churaye, chupke se jaaye, mere khyalon ke aangan mein koi sapnon ke deep jakaye… deep jalaye” and “maine tere liye hi saat rang ke sapne choone, sapne surile sapne…” and “zindagi kaisi hai paheli hai, kabhi ye hasaye, kabhi ye rulaye…” and “na jiya jaaye na… tere bina mera kahin jiya jaaye na…”
Best moments of this movie: When Anand calls anyone as Murarilal When Anand calls Dr Bhaskar as Babu Moshai When Anand is about to die and begs doctor banerjee for life When Anand recites the poem – ae maut tu ek kavita hai When Anand tells Isa bhai about the philosophy of life When Anand calls mother (instead of sister) to the head sister of the hospital (who is very strict) When Anand meets Renu for the first time When Anand says – Babu Moshai – hum sab upar wale ke haath ki ek kathputli hain…” When Anand dies.
What this movie conveys: Anand was a patient but in real sense he was a natural doctor who was spreading life even when he knew that he is going to die soon Dr Bhaskar was a doctor, a doctor who is called as next to god in context of giving life… but moments came when Doctor Bhaskar became so helpless Story: Anand is suffering from Lymphosercoma of blood or blood cancer and is about to die in next six months or so. But he is so lively personality that he wants to live every moment that is left with him even when he comes to know about his illness. Infact there are indications at time that he is afraid to die and that is why also tries to make every moment as lively as possible. Dr Bhaskar is a very serious personality, and a capable doctor. Anand is admitted in the hospital and Dr Bhaskar is treating him. Both are just complimenting personalities. Bhaskar on one hand speaks very little and Anand on the other hand cannot be silent even for a second. Ultimately Anand is able to get place in everybody’s heart… and everybody cries to know that he is about to die except himself… Rajesh Khanna, Amotabh, Ramesh Dev, Johny Walker – all did a wonderful performance to make this movie a memorable movie. The movie is 14 reels and almost 2 hrs duration.