Synopsis: A melodramatic tale of a man with a terminal disease. The story begins with Dr Bhaksar winning a literary prize for his book about a patient called Anand. The rest is flashback. Anand, the title character, is suffering from lymphosarcoma of the intestine. He, however appears to be cheerful on the outside and is determined to extract as much pleasure from his remaining lifespan as is possible. Dr. Bhaskar his physician tends to Anand in his last days. After Anand dies we can however still hear his voice which was recorded on a tape. Dr Bhakser writes a book on his patient and wins a literary prize for it
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Writers in our country are

improving day by day.

Formerly they used to come

for the literary meet on cycles...

but now they arrive by cars.

I owned a cycle too last year...

but I had to sell it off

to publish my novel.

Let's go

- Yes.

Respected chairman, Dr Banerjee,

Dr Kulkarni and Gentleman...

I thank Rustomji Petit trust through

this literary association for...

announcing the Saraswati award

and encouraging the writers.

This award is given to the

best book of the year.

This year the most amazing

fact is that...

this is the writer's

first work.

And the writer is a doctor.

Doctor Bhaskar Banerjee.

He's not only famous in his

Medicine field and alcohol...

Please mention only medicine.

Forgive me, Dr Banerjee is well

known for his medicines and...

not for alcohol.

He is a remarkable cancer


In spite of being surrounded

by such situations...

writing a novel like ''Anand''

is very astonishing.

Before giving away the award

I request Dr Banerjee...

to say a few words

about his novel 'Anand'.

Where and how did he find

the inspiration to write it.


Excuse me but I don't know

what to say...

Frankly speaking, I'm no writer.

My habit of writing begins

and ends with my diary.

And what you assume as my

story or novel...

are a few extracts from

my diary.

If you feel that Anand is

fiction or my imagination...

then the fault lies in my writing.

It is in fact my failure.

Anand loved to make friends.

Every place he went,

he was in search of a friend.

That's why I published

my novel.

So that his friendship should

spread throughout the world.

When I first met Anand my

mind was not stable.

I was very disappointed with

my medical profession.

After watching all kinds of

diseases, poverty and disaster

I had lost all hopes in life.

I was helpless.

I could combat diseases, but how

could I deal with hunger and poverty.

I tried to battle but didn't

have the right weapons.

I noticed that lakhs of

people lacked in vitamins.

But when they were starving

what was the use of vitamins.

Medicines could cure diseases

but not poverty.

Yet after so many years of


people don't have the money

to buy salt.

How can I ask them to buy



- It's not in my hands.

Doctor, please do something.

- What can I do. Am I God?

Go and pray.

Doctor, have some sweets

Laxmi had a baby boy.

My grandson.

One just died and another

is born ready for death.

I admit that life is

stronger than death.

But isn't this life worse

than death.

When I took my degree from

college, I vowed to save lives.

And now at every step I

feel I'm trying to save death.


- Yes?

Won't you have your meals?

You have it uncle. If I feel

like it, I'll eat later.

What kind of a doctor are you?

Your father was a doctor too.

He used to work day and night,

but he never ignored food.

He also made money and bought

this property.

You're not interested

in money making.

You're only working hard.

Your friend Prakash has

built such a large hospital.

Raghu uncle leave me alone.

Will you do me a favor?

- What?

Bring a daughter-in-law in

this house...

then I shall go back

to my village.

I mean it.

I have brought you up...

so I can't watch your

condition nor leave you alone.

Hey, Raghu uncle.

Come on serve me food.

It's better than marriage.

Park the car ahead.

Hello doctor.

- Please wait, I'm examining him.

I'm in a hurry.

- You can come tomorrow.

Fine, I shall wait then.

Take this address and

get an X-Ray done.

Is it necessary for an


I am giving two more

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Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Hrishikesh Mukherjee (30 September 1922 – 27 August 2006) was an Indian film director known for a number of films, including Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, Anupama, Anand, Abhimaan, Guddi, Gol Maal, Majhli Didi, Chaitali, Aashirwad, Bawarchi, Kissi Se Na Kehna and Namak Haraam. Popularly known as Hrishi-da, he directed 42 films during his career spanning over four decades, and is named the pioneer of the 'middle cinema' of India. Renowned for his social films that reflected the changing middle-class ethos, Mukherjee "carved a middle path between the extravagance of mainstream cinema and the stark realism of art cinema".He also remained the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). The Government of India honoured him with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1999 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001. He received the NTR National Award in 2001 and he also won eight Filmfare Awards. more…

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