Anand was released nearly a half-century ago, but it has remained relevant for its millions of fans. Taking advantage of this nostalgia, Sameer Raj Sippy has announced a remake of his grandpa N.C. Sippy’s 1971 smash drama, which featured Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. Vikram Khakhar will co-produce the remake, which will be set in the post-Covid era.
According to the producers, the film is now in the screenplay stage, and a director has yet to be chosen. Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed the original film, which depicts the narrative of a man who refuses to accept the finality of his impending death and gives an inspirational message of optimism and harmony.
Fans, however, did not seem too happy with the news of Anand’s remake. A social media user wrote, “No one can match #Anand .The characters were amazing and all actors did such an amazing job. How will you find another Rajesh Khanna , Johnny Walker ,Lalita Pawar ,Ramesh Deo? How will anyone make and replace those soulful songs ?Please don’t spoil the film”.
Another person commented, “#anand shouldn’t not be remade! Leave the #classics alone,” and, “No please”.
Check out some of the reaction here:
— Ishaan Jain (@irondelts) May 19, 2022
Indian Cinema's greatest tearjerker #Anand which starred @SrBachchan #RajeshKhanna is to be remade for the new generation. What bullshit. If the young generation can't watch the original then don't ruin the magic with a remake, make them watch #KalHoNaHo instead #AnandRemake pic.twitter.com/iwvSiE8uGX
— Ashveer Singh (@ashveersingh06) May 19, 2022
— Swap O Neal🇮🇳 (@Only1swapOneal) May 19, 2022
— Amul Joshi (@amul_joshi) May 19, 2022
— Soma kumari (सोमा कुमारी) (@soma_kri) May 19, 2022