Anand (2004 film)

Anand Telugu pronunciation help info is a 2004 Telugu drama film that was directed, produced and written by Sekhar Kammula. The film has the tagline Manchi coffee lanti cinema meaning a movie as good as a cup of coffee. The lead roles were played by Raja and Kamalinee Mukherjee. The film was well received by critics and owing to its success at the box office, it was remade in Tamil as Ninaithale. The films basic story was also chosen as the subject for Sekhar Kammulas thesis screenplay which was a requirement for his Masters in Fine Arts at Howard University. The film was screened at the International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.

The film is essentially the story of a modernday girl Roopa Kamalini Mukherjee. She begins her day with classical music lessons for kids in her neighborhood followed by her day job in an adagency. She along with her close friend Anitha Satya Krishna work on weekends at a nursery. Roopa is shown as a woman who stands for her selfrespect, determined at her decisions and yet lovable and sensitive. Unlike her friend Anitha, Roopa though modern, sticks to her traditional roots when it comes to dressing.Roopa loses her parents in a tragic accident and from then on has had to fend for things herself. She falls in love with a colleague, Rahul, a rich marwadi and almost gets married until she realizes how this marriage is going to separate her from her freedom and individuality. Anitha has sensed this much earlier after meeting Rahuls mother who is an orthodox north Indian. Her worries come true on the day of marriage when Rahuls mother confronts her about her wedding sari. Roopa says she has always wanted to wear her mothers sari for her wedding. In spite of wearing the sari in NorthIndian style as per her instructions, she is not happy. And this grows into an argument and during all this Rahul tries to convince Roopa, but never supports her. Roopa soon realizes how things are going to be if she marries Rahul and takes the painful decision to call off the marriage. ........

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