Anand is one of most complete films i have ever seen. Call it my love for Hrishi Da's middle-class stories or his magic, I think when it comes to joy & tears in one film, no one can beat this film.
The biggest strength of the film is its theme "Live Life to the Fullest".
Bachchan was great as Bhaskar aka Babu Moshai, but the show was stolen by Rajesh Khanna. Ya, he hammed a bit. But i think thats a necessity to portray such characters effectively.
One cant be subtle when it comes to play a Happy-Go-lucky guy.
Music is damn soulful. "Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye" is the jenith of latent pain.
Gulzaar saab was at his evocative best with this film as a dialogue writer.
And the climax. I dont know how they wrote that scene. I mean Anand is dead, Bhaskar is incredelous, he is Frustrated, he wants Anand to speak, & then the Tape records says....
Pathos is at its very best in ANAND.
A Film with a message, a message for our common man, ANAND.