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September 24, 2011

Rajkumar Hirani on the film that changed his life

Filed under: Video Vault — Rajeev @ 1:55 am

In this interview, 3 Idiots director Rajkumar Hirani talks about the film that changed his life.

(This interview first aired on CNN-IBN)


  1. a nice video
    now am dying to see the film..,ill get the dvd n watch

    Comment by surya kotha — January 8, 2011 @ 9:05 am

  2. love all his movies!!!

    Comment by kashish — January 8, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

  3. “it was a movie that blowed me” and another gem “it completely sucked me in” hahahaha I know I know I am very immature.

    Comment by Tipsy — January 8, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

  4. watched d film..it was really great

    Anand never dies
    joy never dies

    Comment by surya kotha — January 10, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

  5. ‘Anand’ …not subtle…definitely not a nuanced screenplay…but it showed how melodrama can b done without being Melodramatic…Rajesh Khanna’s career best (im not his Fan) and I liked Sumita Sanayal too (her lil-sync in the Gem ‘Naa Jiya Laage na’ was mindblowing) but it was Bachchan,for me,who was the emotional anchor of the film…
    The Music by Salil Chaudhury haunts my ears,and the top-notch dialogues keeps coming back to my mind…
    It is a film with all heart…and ‘Feel-good’!!!Ok so i’ve met u finally…

    Comment by aritra — January 10, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

  6. Hrishikesh Mukherjee films were simple, yet thought provoking. Anand indeed is a all time classic.A Classic from a legendry film maker.

    Comment by Avinash — January 14, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

  7. Hrishida (as we fondly called him) was a gem in film making. I remember my stint with him as AD. Even when the world was more interested in canning wide shots to add glamour, here was this director who didnt shoot one single frame extra if not needed in the final cut. Such was his perceptions. As for storylines, he wrote some of the best himself – all sourcing from real life characters – Be it Abhimaan, Guddi, or even “Khoobsurat”. I remember Rekha’s character was modelled on his niece “Tanya’s” antics. and they were all masterpieces…

    Comment by Eon Films — September 24, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

  8. i have tears in my eyes. i remember anand,, the movie was a poem captured on screen and Mr. Hirani’s passion and love for it is so evident. I am really looking forward to his future work.

    Comment by amit nagpal — September 25, 2011 @ 12:35 am

  9. Flawless and un-matchable performance by Rajesh Khanna in Anand.

    Comment by Rajesh R — October 12, 2013 @ 12:32 am

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