A melodramatic tale of a man with a terminal disease. The story begins with Dr Bhaksar winning a literary prize for his book about a patient called Anand. The rest is flashback. Anand, the title character, is 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 is possible. Dr. Bhaskar his physician tends to Anand in his last days. After Anand dies we can however still hear his voice which was recorded on a tape. Dr Bhakser writes a book on his patient and wins a literary prize for it.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee (story), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (screenplay), Gulzar (screenplay), D.N. Mukherjee (screenplay), Bimal Dutta (screenplay), Gulzar (dialogue)