Baghban : فیلم باغبان : is a Bollywood film directed by Ravi Chopra and released in 2003. The film features prominent stars such as Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan. Considered a kind of adaptation of the acclaimed American film "Raising Helen," "Baghban" explores themes of family, love, and sacrifice.
Plot Summary: Raj and Pooja Malhotra are an elderly couple who have lived their entire lives with love and dedication to their children. Upon retiring due to their advancing age, they decide to live with their four sons. When the sons learn about this decision, they face numerous challenges and hardships, reluctant to take on the responsibility of caring for their parents. Eventually, they decide to separate the loving couple from each other.
- Raj Malhotra: Amitabh Bachchan
- Pooja Malhotra: Hema Malini
- Alok Malhotra: Salman Khan
- Arpita: Mahima Chaudhry
- Sanjay Malhotra: Samir Soni
- Rohit Malhotra: Saahil Chadda
- Karan Malhotra: Nasir Khan
- Payal Malhotra: Rimi Sen
The film portrays the challenges faced by the elderly couple and the emotional dynamics within the family. It addresses the cultural values associated with respecting and caring for parents in their old age.