|Directed by||Ravi Chopra |
|Produced by|| B. R. Chopra|
|Starring||Amitabh Bachchan |
|Music by||Aadesh Shrivastav |
|Distributed by||B. R. Films |
|Release dates||3 October 2003 |
|Running time||183 minutes |
|Box office||₹120 crore (equivalent to ₹309 crore or US $46 million in 2016)|
Baghban (Hindi: बाग़बान, English: Gardener) is a 2003 Bollywood drama film directed by Ravi Chopra, featuring Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in lead roles. Aman Verma, Samir Soni, Saahil Chadha and Nasir Kazi portray Bachchan and Malini's four sons. Mahima Chaudhry, Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen and Lilette Dubey are featured in supporting roles. It is an unofficial adaptation of the 1937 movie Make Way for Tomorrow and many scenes and the plot were inspired from the 1954 Marathi movie Oon Paoos and 1958 Kannada film School Master. It has similar theme as the Hindi film Avtaar. It released to cinemas on 3 October 2003.
This film was remade in Kannada as Ee Bandhana in 2007 starring Vishnuvardhan and Jaya Pradha in the leads. Baghban was originally a remake of Oon Paoos, a Marathi film. Raja Paranjape was the lead actor and director of Oon Paoos. It explores themes that are prevalent in the play King Lear by Shakespeare, because Raj suffers much pain and duress at the hands of his children.