Baghban is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Ravi Chopra, featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in lead roles and Salman Khan in a special appearance. Aman Verma, Samir Soni, Saahil Chadha and Nasir Khan portray Bachchan and Malini’s four sons. Mahima Chaudhry, Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen and Lilette Dubey are featured in important supporting roles.
This film was an unofficial adaptation of the highly acclaimed 1937 Hollywood film Make Way for Tomorrow which had been adapted on screen multiple times – in Japanese in 1953 as Tokyo Story , in Marathi in 1954 as Oon Paus , in Kannada in 1958 as School Master (which was remade in four languages including in Hindi in 1959 as School Master), in Urdu in 1972 as Samaj, in Hindi in 1976 as Zindagi , in Tamil in 1990 as Varavu Nalla Uravu ( which was remade in two languages). Baghban was remade in Kannada as Ee Bandhana in 2007, starring Vishnuvardhan and Jaya Pradha in the lead roles.
The film was critically acclaimed, especially for the on-screen chemistry between Bachchan and Malini who came together 20 years after Nastik (1983). Their performances in the film were highly lauded.

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