Anand is a story of a terminally ill patient called Anand Saigal (Rajesh Khanna). The movie begins with Dr Bhaksar Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) winning a prize for his book about Anand. Then the movie goes back into the past. Anand, is shown 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 possible. Dr. Bhaskar his physician, looks after Anand in his last days. The movie revolves around Anand and this sensitive Doctor - patient relationship.