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Baghban (2003)

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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Ajay Malhotra
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Ram Avtaar
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Alok Raj (Special Appearance)
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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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Baghban - Und am Abend wartet das Glück  »

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$1,100,000, 14 November 2003
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B.R.Films comback film after 10 years. See more »

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Raj asks Pooja about her ice-cream and Pooja reveals she is having chocolate ice-cream. However, seconds later it shows she is having vanilla. See more »

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[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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Chali Chali Phir Chali Chali
Sung by Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai and Adesh Shrivastava
Composed by Adesh Shrivastava
Lyrics by Sameer
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Excellent movie!
17 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

What a great movie! I don't have to tell you that. Yes, the movie is somehow a little bit overdone, but the story is very new and refreshing. Two parents who have brought up 5 sons and at the end they only can depend on one, an adopted son.

I didn't like all of the sons as actors. The four men who came directly out of soap series, don't have it in them to play in a big Bollywood movie. They don't act confident although they try very hard. Even Salman Khan acted badly at the end of his speech for his father. What was he doing? Crying or something? I like him more in movies where he plays a mental patient like in Tere naam or Kyon ki? Not because I think Salman is a retard, but he is very great in such roles. The little boy who played the grandson was ridiculous to see. I have seen much better young actors of his age.

The whole movie was built on a big fundament called all together Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Paresh Rawal, Lillette Dubey and of course Sharat Saxena! Great songs, and well done dancing.

The end of Amitabh's speech where he thanks his wife is stolen directly from the movie A beautiful mind. A pity, but still Amitabh can make such a boring speech so interesting. Talking about boring, maybe one of the reporters in the movie has been sleeping when he asked: "If it would have been your own experience, what would you have done?" If he had listened to the speech he would have known that Baghban really was his life story.


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