Anand Ashram (1977) – Bengali Classic Movie – Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Utpal Dutt, Mousumi Chatterjee
Dr. Deepak (Uttam Kumar) falls in love with Asha (Sharmila Tagore), who comes froma a very poor family. Their relationship is not approved by Deepak’s father citing Asha’s caste and creed. Deepak forsakes his family wealth and marries Asha. Their life soon turns to tragedy when Asha dies during child birth and Deepak is left to look after his new born son. Things take a turn when the child lands at his grandfathers house and he is raised as Pratap by Deepak’s father. After many years later Pratap (Rakesh Roshan) has grown up to be a doctor and meets with a beautiful woman named Kiran (Moushumi Chatterjee), her father (Utpal Dutt) and an elderly man named Doctor. Pratap is disturbed after meeting doctor as he seems to know him very well. Doctor wants him to leave his job at the chemical company and start practicing medicine in the small town where they live. Nobody knows that the doctor is Deepak himself, the biological father of Pratap. Will father and son unite? Will Deepak’s orthodox father have a change of heart?
Cast: Uttam Kumar … Dr. Deepak Sharmila Tagore … Asha Rakesh Roshan … Dr. Pratap Moushumi Chatterjee … Kiran Ashok Kumar … Thakur Asit Sen … Girdhari Utpal Dutt … Kiran’s dad Anita Guha Chandrima Bhaduri Prema Narayan (Guest appearance) Alankar Joshi … Chandan (as Master Alankar) Directed by: Shakti Samanta Produced by: Shakti Samanta Written by: Shakti Samanta Dialogue: Prabhat Roy Story by: Sailajananda Mukhopadhyay Music by: Shyamal Mitra Cinematography: Aloke Dasgupta Editing by: Bijoy Chowdhary Studio: Natraj Studios Release dates: 1977 Country: India Language: Bengali