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Baghban (2003)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  3 October 2003 (India)
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An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others.

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Raj Malhotra
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Pooja Malhotra
Aman Verma ...
Ajay Malhotra
Samir Soni ...
Sanjay Malhotra
Saahil Chadha ...
Rohit Malhotra
Nasir Khan ...
Karan Malhotra
Suman Ranganathan ...
Kiran Malhotra
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Reena Malhotra
Arzoo Govitrikar ...
Priya Malhotra
Rimi Sen ...
Payal Malhotra
Yash Pathak ...
Rahul Malhotra
Paresh Rawal ...
Hemant Patel
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Shanti Patel
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Ram Avtaar
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Alok Raj (Special Appearance)
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Storyline

Raj Malhotra and wife Pooja have four sons. The sons have settled down professionally and are quite independent. However, when Raj Malhotra retires, none of his children want to be burdened with the responsibility of taking care of their parents. Strangely, it is the adopted son who proves to be the most kind hearted of them all. Salman's girlfriend eventually marries him. The question is, will Raj and Pooja's sons learn the folly of their ways and turn over a new leaf? Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Can you depend on your family?

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Also Known As:

Baghban - Und am Abend wartet das Glück  »

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£118,528 (UK) (3 October 2003)

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£490,599 (UK) (24 October 2003)
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Trivia

The T-shirt that Alok Raj (Salman Khan) wears in one scene belonged to Ravi Chopra's son Kapil. See more »

Goofs

Raj, who is finding it very heavy to carry his luggage when he enters his second son's house, carries the luggage with two hands. However, when he enters the house, he only carries it with one and then his grandson takes him to his bedroom but Raj has no problems carrying it with one hand. See more »

Quotes

[on the phone with my wife]
Raj Malhotra: Main yahaan, tu wahaan / zindagi hai kahaan?... I am here, you are there / where is my life?
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Pehle Kabhi Na Mera Dil
Sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik
Composed by Adesh Shrivastava
Lyrics by Sameer
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A relevant movie for the times
19 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Lately, Bollywood has churned out movies with tremendous show of skin and exhibitionism, but this movie is such a stark contrast and is one of the reasons that it works. In this movie they have dealt with the age-old issue of children not willing to take the responsibility of their parents when the parents are considered "useless" by their children. Although we have seen such movies in the past like Avtar and Amrit, but what is different about this movie is the way they have shown the romance of an old couple. I can't remember seeing such romance in any other Hindi movie, so it is refreshing to see that even an old couple can have youthful romance.

This is one of those movies that makes you think and analyze your relationship with your parents. As one's parents get older their habits get formed and many times members of the younger generation (myself included) get angry at them and I felt how important it is to overlook the immediate state of your parents, and instead to reflect on how they have toiled in bringing you up. Another question that arose in my mind after watching the movie was whether parents have children so that they have someone to take care of them or do they have children without any ulterior motive. After having discussions with my Mom (in relation to this movie) I realized that, yes, everyone does have expectations, but that's not the reason that they work so hard to build a child's future. In fact, as a child, we have expectations from our parents through our dependence on them, so why should we accuse them of wrongdoing when we have similar expectations. It is human to want to be loved, and that's the least we can do for our parents. Well, after reading this lengthy philosophical discussion you can see how thought-provoking this movie is. Let me get back to the movie. After a long time I have enjoyed watching Amitabh Bachchan, and Hema Malini's performance was so subtle and yet she gave a powerful performance. There is one scene in particular, where she tells Amitabh to have his medicine (right before they get separated) and one moment she has her eyes shut and the next moment her eyes are filled with tears. In this movie I didn't find much melodrama and the dialogues are hard-hitting and are to the point. Finally, the performance of Paresh Rawal, is, as usual, very good. I hope everyone watches this movie with their families.


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