we all suffer adversities but what truly separates the great people from the herd is the simple fact how it is handled, do we cower, face it head on, simply avoid or ignore for these great individuals show us ways to deal that we the normies dont think of at first which we think is impossible hard to do, yet their presence and stories live on to show their peers and the future generation how to truly go about it.
being nearly a 50 year old well acclaimed film, i was obviously aware of the premise and story of the film even before i sat down to watch it, generally that doesn’t generate confidence in me for liking the film, yet Anand manages that for a very simple reason. it makes you love the character.
it is a testament to Rajesh Khanna to have portrayed a character that just makes us fell in love with his antic his character his innate charm. even when you know what the film is so blatantly trying to do. you can not look away or control your feeling to be similar to him have the same mentality to the hurdles of our life.
the film is a story of the titular character Anand who is suffering from a rare cancer and has few months to live, yet knowing this he demeanour that exudes happiness and excitement to the life, captivates and attracts the people he encounters. Such one encounter is with a doctor Bhaskar and the friendship that develops and how Anand influences the lives of those he meets in the few months of his remaining years.
my favourite scene of the film was when Anand after so many tries finally meets a unique personality like him, Anand always tries to mingle with random people by acting as a distant friend and referring to them as Murarilal even though he has never once meet the person before as an ice breaker. one day he sees a gentlemen walking down the street he bumps into him and uses his usual dialogue only for the person to play along with his dialogues, this out of nowhere friendship evolves in to true emotional bond between the two, showing us viewers the same charm that we as adults have forgotten, how easy it is to make friends something we as child always took for granted.
the film has a heart that is transparent to everyone that watches it and speaks to its viewers so clearly that it would be hard to say it didn’t impart or invoke any emotion within you upon experiencing it.
Anand will forever will the film that charmed into liking it, charmed me into loving it.
87 movies down…………..413 to go
see you soon
Allvida Babu Moshai