Anand

Anand

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1970
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Yogesh Gaud, Gulzar
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANTS: Kanu Ghosh, Sebastian D'Souza.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Hrishikesh Mukherjee. PRODUCER: N.C. Sippy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee. STORY: Hrishikesh Mukherjee. SCREENPLAY: Hrishikesh Mukherjee, More...
 



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Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye
Singer: Mukesh
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Yogesh Gaud
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haay
Singer: Manna Dey
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Yogesh Gaud
Genre: Filmi, Classic Pop
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Naa Jiya Laage Naa
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Sugam
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Maine Tere Liye Hi Saat Rang Ke Sapne Chune
Singer: Mukesh
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee used his real-life friendship with Raj Kapoor to model the on-screen friendship between the characters played by Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna in this film. In fact, his original idea had been conceived in the early 1960s for a Bengali film titled "Ananda Sambad" featuring Raj Kapoor in the titular role and Uttam Kumar as his friend. However, the film never materialised. When Mukherjee got around to making the film again, Raj Kapoor was too old for the lead role and he had to look for a different actor. The film's titular role was first offered to Shashi Kapoor who reportedly declined since he was only interested in romantic roles at the time. According to another report, Shashi Kapoor had actually signed up for the role but was told on the first day of shooting that he had been replaced. Kishore Kumar was also considered for the role but didn't work out due to a misunderstanding between him and Hrishikesh Mukherjee - Kishore got the impression that Mukherjee made it seem that he was doing him a favour by offering him the film. This was also the reason why Kishore Kumar didn't sing any songs in the film. It was only then that the role went to Rajesh Khanna. Mukherjee couldn't cast Raj Kapoor in the film but ended up dedicating it to him along with the city of Bombay.[1][2][MR12][MR70]
  • Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee had asked Lata Mangeshkar to compose the music for this film but Lata had refused. Later, when Salil Chowdhury was brought on board and finished recording the music, Lata Mangeshkar told the director that Chowdhury's music was so good that she was happy that she had refused his offer.[MR7]
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee made another film after this in which the friendship between Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan's characters was an important theme - "Namak Haraam" (1973).[3]
  • Salil Chowdhury had originally composed the theme music of the film's opening credits for the Bengali non-film song "Ogo Surangana" which was performed on All India Radio by Shyamal Mitra but never released commercially. He later reused the composition for the Kannada film song "Prema Virinchiya" ("Samshaya Phala", 1971). Hrishikesh Mukherjee also reused the theme music for the film "Kotwal Saab" (1977).[4][5]
  • The name of Amitabh Bachchan's character in "Piku" (2015) was the same as that of his character in this film - Bhaskar Banerjee. According to Shoojit Sircar, the director of "Piku" (2015), this was just a "happy coincidence".[6][7]
  • This was one of the few films in which Mukesh's son Nitin Mukesh worked as Hrishikesh Mukherjee's assistant director.[8]
  • The film was certified in December 1970 and released in March 1971.
  • The film featured a poem titled "Maut Tu Ek Kavita Hai" written by Gulzar. Amitabh Bachchan recited the poem in the film.
  • The success of the film and its music revived the careers of composer Salil Chowdhury and lyricist Yogesh. It was Chowdhury's first Hindi film in four years, Yogesh's first hit film album, and their first film together. They went on to collaborate in 20 more films after this.
  • Salil Chowdhury used a background score theme used in this film to develop the song "Koi Hota Jisko Apna" ("Mere Apne", 1971).[9]
  • Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor referenced an iconic line from this film in his dedication to Hrishikesh Mukherjee in his film "Dor" (2006). The dedication read, "Zindagi badi honi chahiye... lambi nahi. Here's to you Hrishida". "Dor" (2006) was released a few weeks after Hrishikesh Mukherjee's death on 27 August 2006. The same line, written by Gulzar for Rajesh Khanna's character, was adapted for a line in the Hindi film song "Badi Zindagi" ("Salaam Venky", 2022).[10][11]

    Song

  • Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye - Salil Chowdhury had originally composed the tune of this song for the Bengali non-film song "Amay Proshno Kore" (1969) sung by Hemant Kumar.[12]
  • Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haay - This song almost did not get recorded. Another song in the film was accidentally given to both Yogesh and Gulzar. Eventually Yogesh's lyrics - "Naa ro ankhiyaan" - remained unused since Hrishikesh Mukherjee had already planned to shoot the song with Gulzar's lyrics. To compensate Yogesh, the filmmakers decided to come up with a situation for a new song. It is in these circumstances that Yogesh wrote the lyrics for this memorable song. Yogesh apparently wrote three antaras for the song but only two were recorded and used in the film. Manna Dey used to sing all three antaras in his live shows.[13][MR10]
  • Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haay - Salil Chowdhury had composed the tune of this song for the film "Anand Mahal" (1977). However, when "Anand Mahal" (1977) was delayed, he decided to use the tune in this film instead. "Anand Mahal" (1977) was eventually shelved but its soundtrack album was released in 1977.[14][MR10]
  • Naa Jiya Laage Naa - Salil Chowdhury had originally composed the tune of this song for the Bengali non-film song "Na Mono Laage Na" sung by Lata Mangeshkar. He used the same tune again for the Tamil film song "Naan Ennum" ("Azhiyatha Kolangal", 1979) sung by S.P. Balasubramaniam.[15][16]
  • Naa Jiya Laage Naa - There was much confusion around the lyrics of this song before the final version by Gulzar was chosen. While Salil Chowdhury had asked Yogesh to write the lyrics for this tune, director Hrishikesh Mukherjee had asked Gulzar to do the same. Eventually, Yogesh's "Naa ro ankhiyaan" was not used since Hrishikesh Mukherjee had already planned to shoot the song with Gulzar's lyrics.[MR10]
  • Naa Jiya Laage Naa - The tune for this song was originally planned for the unreleased film "Anand Mahal" (1977).[17][MR10]
  • Maine Tere Liye Hi Saat Rang Ke Sapne Chune - While the audio version of the song had only two antaras, the film version had three antaras originally. The third antara - "Bole bhaale, bhole bhaale dil ko bahlaate rahe..." - was removed from the film due to some reason.[18]
  • Maine Tere Liye Hi Saat Rang Ke Sapne Chune - Salil Chowdhury had used the tune of this song earlier for the Bengali non-film song "Sudhu Tomaari Jonney" (1968) sung by Sabita Chowdhury.



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