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Gardener (2003)

Baghban (original title)
TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | 3 October 2003 (India)
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:

Ravi Chopra

Writers:

Shafiq Ansari (screenplay), Satish Bhatnagar (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Raj Malhotra
Hema Malini ... Pooja Malhotra
Salman Khan ... Alok Raj
Mahima Chaudhry ... Arpita Raj
Aman Verma ... Ajay Malhotra
Samir Soni ... Sanjay Malhotra
Saahil Chadha Saahil Chadha ... Rohit Malhotra
Nasirr Khan Nasirr Khan ... Karan Malhotra (as Nasir Khan)
Suman Ranganath ... Kiran Malhotra (as Suman Ranganathan)
Divya Dutta ... Reena Malhotra
Arzoo Govitrikar ... Priya Malhotra
Rimi Sen ... Payal Malhotra
Yash Pathak Yash Pathak ... Rahul Malhotra
Paresh Rawal ... Hemant Patel
Lillete Dubey ... Shanti Patel
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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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Taglines:

Can you depend on your family?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

B.R.Films comback film after 10 years. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Raj Malhotra: Will you be my... uh... Valentine?
Pooja Malhotra: [laughing] What are you saying? For forty years I have been your Valentine!
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Connections

Referenced in Why Did I Fall in Love? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Pehle Kabhi Na Mera Dil
Sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik
Composed by Aadesh Shrivastava
Lyrics by Sameer
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Melodramatic but a superb climax by Amitabh
12 December 2003 | by AishFanSee all my reviews

Okay, the movie has a good theme--people should not forget their parents and discard them when they get old. However, I don't see some of the things happening in real life, especially things like Amitabh's glasses not being repaired. Sometimes the anger was also justified such as the late-night typewriter incident and the daughter coming back home at 3 AM (since they didn't know the true story). Somethings were just over-doing it, such as Salman and Mahima literally worshiping Salman's parents. The ever-growing love between Amitabh and Hema was really sweet. It was nice to see elderly, true love after watching cliched perfect 20s romance in every movie. What I especially didn't like about this movie is that it put women back in the 19th century where they are supposed to sit on the edge of their chair every evening, waiting for their husband to open the door; they should live in the kitchen. Hema's dialogue, "Times may change, but a woman's role never changes" ticked me off. However, this whole movie was made up by the climax, which was one extraordinary speech by Amitabh. His perfect eloquence is unmatchable by any other orator in Indian cinema. His words envelope you and take you on an emotional roller coaster.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Awadhi

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gardener See more »

Filming Locations:

Reading, Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$345,041, 5 October 2003

Gross USA:

$1,058,803

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,885,479
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NH Studioz See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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