MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,243 this week

Baghban (2003)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 7,243 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 5 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 7 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 02 Dec 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 11 Dec 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 23 Mar 2014
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Baghban" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Baghban (2003)

Baghban (2003) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Baghban.
2 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Karan Arjun (1995)
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Karan and Arjun reincarnate in the different parts of the country. But the faith of their previous mother brings them together in order to avenge their death.

Director: Rakesh Roshan
Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
Comedy | Romance | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The wealthy Oberoi family consists of dad, Balraj, his mother, and two sons, namely Vicky and Prem. Vicky is in love with a beautiful young woman, and they hope to marry soon. Unfortunately... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor
Bodyguard (2011)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The daughter of a wealthy nobleman secretly falls in love with her bodyguard.

Director: Siddique
Stars: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Raj Babbar
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Radha and Suraj have been friends since childhood. Gopal has been in love with Radha ever since they spent a few years together as kids. Years later, Gopal's guardian proposes to Radha a ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Adiyaman
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan
Heroes (2008)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Havaldar Balkar Singh, Captain Dhananjay Shergill and Lieutenant Sahil Naqvi are amongst numerous fatalities on India's side in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan. All 3 men had written ... See full summary »

Director: Samir Karnik
Stars: Sohail Khan, Vatsal Seth, Amrita Arora
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Talented singer and dancer, Chandni's life is dominated by three aunts, and a soft-spoken maternal grandmother. She meets with a womanizer named Rahul, and falls in love with him. Rahul ... See full summary »

Director: Andaleeb Sultanpuri
Stars: Salman Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Jaspal Bhatti
Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

RAW agent Tiger is on a mission to retrieve information from a scientist in Dublin.

Director: Kabir Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey
Auzaar (1997)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Two college friends find themselves on the opposite side of the law when they reunite.

Director: Sohail Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Muskaan (Kajol) is an orphan girl living on a farm run by her overly-protective older brother, Vishal (Arbaaz Khan) and their 'Chachu' (Dharmendra). Muskaan's childhood friend, Ujaala (... See full summary »

Director: Sohail Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Kajol, Arbaaz Khan
Phir Milenge (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Tamanna Sahni (Shilpa Shetty) is a dedicated staff member of a top advertising agency, her ideas and designs have mainly contributed to the success of the agency. She leaves for a college ... See full summary »

Director: Revathy
Stars: Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Ayaan lives a very wealthy lifestyle with his married brother, Karan and his wife, Anju; a younger sister, Yamini, and brother, Rahul; his mom, and grandma; and runs a garage. One day he ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Adiyaman
Stars: Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Reema Lagoo
Dabangg 2 (2012)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Chulbul Pandey is transferred and promoted to Kanpur. He is happily married with Rajjo. Kanpur witness a lot of criminal activities daily and kidnapping, rape and murders are done in broad ... See full summary »

Director: Arbaaz Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj
Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Can you depend on your family?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Baghban - Und am Abend wartet das Glück  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£118,528 (UK) (3 October 2003)

Gross:

£490,599 (UK) (24 October 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first two lines of the song "Main Yahan Tum Wahan" were written by B.R. Chopra. See more »

Goofs

After holi, Raj tells his children that he wants to live with them and then moves in with one of his sons. Later at the cafe of Hemant Patel, they say that it is Valentine's Day. Holi is always after Valentine's Day, so this could not have been possible. 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?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Entertainment (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Pehle Kabhi Na Mera Dil
Sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik
Composed by Adesh Shrivastava
Lyrics by Sameer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

an old story comes a time when it really has to be retold
13 October 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Baghban - the first curiosity came with what the name rely meant. And the second curiosity was that could Hema still look so stunning!! The second one was yes she can!!! And as for the first one it came after watching the movie. I understood why its meant to mean the caretaker or Guardian. The movie is trying make a metaphoric relationship between an individual and their family and comparing it to a garden. Your family are like a garden, you have to slave over it and look after it for it to flourish and thrive, and any neglect will result in a weeded unattractive piece of earth. But the relationship that one has with their garden is very interactive - the gardener will put all their effort in trying to get a thriving garden and in turn the garden will reward the gardener with a sense of achievement, and fruits of labour.

This is the topic that Baghban is tackling - family life, and more specifically the life of the elderly. All their lives, our parents thrive the give us the best, to ensure all our wishes and dreams are achieved, to ensure that our lives are given more priority over theirs. But in this modern world what is excepted in return? Maybe the saying is true - nothing is free is this world - not even the love from your parents. Can we say that there is an expectation from our parents that we should look after them in their old age? Is it a sense of duty? NO - it is essence of humanity and gratitude that we should foster and love those that have loved us - and should not be obliged to do so but cause we want to do so. If we look around us there are so many children that have been abandoned, abused or neglected

  • so we should be grateful that we are not one of them and its are parents


that are responsible for it.

The essence of this story has been integrated into Baghban with Amitabh and Hema being the head of the household. Both churning out wonderful performances. It was great to see Hema after such a long time and looking still fab as memory recollects from the 70's. Amitabh delivered a wonderful performance as a hurt, angry and confined old man, and its good to see such roles being written for him. The pair together brought a sense of love and comfort not seen onscreen for quite some time. Their four sons and their families give out appropriate performances and help to pull the movie along. Also the guest appearances are good and adequate. The show stealer has to be Paresh Rawal. Indirectly or intentionally the guest appearances and Paresh characters iterate the fact that friends you can choose, but family you can't - and in times of need it is your friends that stand by you and not your family.

The story has been told many a times before but maybe because it is made now at a time when such a message has to be iterated again, or it was the combination of direction and acting that made this a memorable experience. The movie has its down points, but they are thin and varied and can be expected when tacking such a subject in a such a short time. In all it is not a good movie, it's a great movie, but remember take your box of Kleenex with you.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I'm really mad! ClassicLOL
Good movie Johnny_Blazzee
A rip-off of Make Way for Tomorrow (1937). saqib-zamir
Discuss Baghban (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?