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Baghban
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Salman Khan, Mahima Chaudhary, Paresh Rawal, Lilette Dubey
Length: 3hrs 02mins
Film information: Contains mild sexual threat & language
Release Date: 3rd October 2003 by EROS Entertainment
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Hema Malini
Hema Malini 's grand comeback in Baghban

Amitabh Bachchan’s performance as the suffering father will touch your heart in this tear jerker.

A UK box office screened at UCI Telford in Shropshire in November 2003.
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Raj Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan) is happily married to his wife, Pooja (Hema Malini).

Their family consists of four sons who now live independent lives with their respective families.

His eldest son, Aman Verma is married to Suman and they have a daughter Rimi Sen.

His middle sibling, Samir Soni, lives with his wife Divya Dutta and son Yash Pathak.

The third son, Sahil Chaddha has recently been married to Arzoo Gowitrikar whilst his youngest son, Nassir is still a bachelor.

Raj also has an adopted son, Alok (Salman Khan), who lives in London. He is going out with Arpita (Mahima Chowdhary).

Raj always makes a point of having a family gathering throughout the year during religious festivals and family birthdays.

His thinking is such, that if he invest his money into his sons' education, then their lives will be improved.

Because of this, each of his sons now has a well paid job and a good house.

He believes that they will return his gesture of good-will by looking after him and his wife during their retirement.

But he is shocked to find that none of his sons are prepared to look after them.

To add insult to injury, his sons decide on a plan to separate both their mum and dad.

How Raj and Pooja overcome this hurdle form the crux of this film.

Baghban is different from its other Bollywood counterparts in that it shows how a couple can cope with love during their old age.

Special mention goes to the scenes involving Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini. These are not only well directed, but the emotions which come out, will bring tears to your eyes.

Do watch out for the sequence when both Raj and Pooja are being humiliated by their siblings.It will leave an everlasting impression in your mind well after you leave the auditorium.

Amitabh Bachchan’s performance deserves applause. We get to see the various shades of Raj’s character as he goes through the traumatic period of rejection by his own family.It will certainly touch your heart.

The ever so beautiful Hema Malini gives able support to Amitabh especially during the emotional scenes.

She makes a grand comeback into Bollywood after more than a decade in the film industry.

Overall Baghban 9meaning the gardner) comes out a winner at the box office due to its high emotional content.

This is enough to get audiences of all ages into cinemas. But make sure, you take plenty of tissues with you. You will need it!

Reviewed by Manish Gajjar, BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.
 
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