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Anand
Anand Movie (2004), Starring: Raja, Kamalinee Mukherjee
The Synopsis

The film is essentially the story of a girl Roopa (Kamalini Mukherjee). She begins her day with classical music lessons for kids in her neighborhood followed by her day job in an ad-agency.

Roopa is no ordinary girl, with an ordinary life. She has had to grow up the hard way. She looses her parents in a tragic accident and from then on has had to fend for things herself. She is a true woman of today. A survivor.

The story begins where most end. Roopa is about to get married to her colleague in the ad-agency, Rahul, a rich marwari. Her close friend Anitha (Satya Krishna) worries that Roopa will have to compromise on her freedom after her marriage into the orthodox north indian family. Her worries come true on the day of marriage itself when Roopa’s to be mother-in-law makes a big deal about a trivial issue and Rahul doesn’t show enough courage to support Roopa. Roopa then realizes she will have to lose her individuality if she marries Rahul and takes a painful decision to call off the marriage.

Into her life moves Anand.

Anand is the son of an industrialist and its his father who is responsible for the accident that kills Roopa’s parents. His father, consumed by guilt, becomes mentally handicapped. Anand brings his father to Roopa’s wedding without her knowledge and witnesses the events that lead to the marriage being called off. When he see’s Roopa, he sees in his mind the idea of a perfect woman. He’s done the rounds of seeing women that his mom wants him to marry, and is pretty disillusioned about the whole idea. He decides that Roopa is the woman for him. Anand leaves his studies in the US and decides to move into a room next to Roopa’s house.

Their relationship thereon. Their first communication. Their first fight. Their first re-conciliation. Their eventual friendship.

The attempt of the film was to juxtapose the very simple things in life one yearns for, like a beautiful early morning, a cool evening breeze, a chilly moon lit night or a beautiful rainy day, while sitting at your porch and relishing a hot cup of good coffee.

Anand is a film which is littered with such warm, cosy moments. Moments that we tend to miss out on in this rush hour age.

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Cast and Crew
Raja, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Satya Krishnan, Anish Kuruvilla...

Director:
Sekhar Kammula

Producers:
Sekhar Kammula,
Chandrasekhar Kammula
(Amigos Creations Pvt Ltd.)
and NFDC

Story & Screenplay:
Sekhar Kammula

Cinematography:
Vijay C Kumar

Editing:
Marthand K Venkatesh

Music:
K.M. Radhakrishna

Lyrics:

Dr. Veturi Sundararama Murthy

Awards

Nandi Awards - 2004:

  1. Best Director:
    Sekhar Kammula

  2. Second Best Feature Film:
    Sekhar Kammula &
    Chandrasekhar Kammula

  3. Best Actress:
    Kamalinee Mukherjee

  4. Best Supporting Actress:
    Satya Krishnan

  5. Best Female Dubbing Artist:
    Sunitha

  6. Best child actress:
    Baby Bakitha