Baghban (2003) - Plot Summary Poster


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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
  • Raj Malhotra and his wife Pooja have raised a family of four sons who are now nicely settled in their respective professions. Their life is filled with love and prosperity, and all this has been possible because Raj has invested all his income including his provident fund and gratuity who according to him are his assets that would secure his future. But when he retires, life suddenly changes. None of the four sons is ready to take their parents responsibility. To the extent Raj and Pooja then depend on the kindness of strangers. How Raj Malhotra through strife and hardship overcomes this turmoil and comes up a winner is central crux of Baghban.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • Raju alias Raj Malhotra and his wife, Pooja have been married for over 40 years now. Raj works in a bank as an accountant. Their marriage resulted in the birth of four sons, as well as financial expense of looking after an orphan, Alok. Raj & Pooja make many sacrifices for their sons, get them married in different places in India. Soon they become grand-parents of a boy, Rahul and a girl, Payal. It is now time for Raj to retire from his bank job, and he does so. Raj and Pooja expect their sons to look after them in turns, but fate, their sons, and their respective wives, play a cruel trick on this loving couple, when they are asked to live separately with two different families, in two different cities, for the rest of their lives. Hoping that things turn out for the best, both agree to trust their children, and go their separate ways. Their respective sons and daughter-in-laws are cruel, and abusive, and at the end of six months, both Raj and Pooja decide that it is time to leave and move to the house of their other two sons. Both agree to meet each other at Vijay Nagar, the very place where they spent their honey-moon 41 years ago. While their other sons await the arrival of their parents, both Raj and Pooja decide not to return back to a life of abuse and cruelty, and they decide to take the matters into their hands, not knowing that this decision will alter their lives forever.

    - Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)
  • 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.

    - Written by Gardner


The movie tells the story of Raj Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan), his wife Pooja (Hema Malini) and their four sons Ajay (Aman Verma)...

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