Baghban is a story written by B.R. Chopra somewhere around 40 years back,
however is being conceptualized now and directed by son Ravi Chopra. Then B.R. Chopra had decided to
cast Dilip Kumar and Rakhi in the main role.. however now it is being played by Amitabh
Bachchan and Hema Malini along with Salman Khan and Mahima Choudhary, Paresh
Rawal, Aman Verma and others. Lyrics are penned by Sameer and composed by Adesh Shrivastav.
Amitabh Bachchan sings three songs for the film including one song for Holi.
"Baghban" (Gardener) is the story about a family in which the parents sacrifice everything to bring up four
children but when they grow old, even four children cannot look after them. Just like a gardener grows a tree, nurtures it so
that someday he can sit under the shade of the tree, so also a father is like a gardener to his family.
Baghban is the story of Raj Malhotra (Amitabh) and his family - his wife Pooja (Hema
Malini) and his four sons. Just like a gardener (Baghban) who plants a tree and nurses it in the hope that he
would be able to bask in its shade when he grows old, Raj Malhotra and his wife Pooja have raised a
family of four sons who are now nicely settled in their respective professions.
Their life is filled with love and prosperity, and all this has been possible because Raj has invested all his income
including his provident fund and gratuity in his children who according to him are his assets that would secure his future.
But when he retires, life suddenly changes. None of the four sons is ready to take their parents responsibility. To the extent
that Raj and Pooja have to depend on the kindness of strangers. How Raj Malhotra through strife
and hardship overcomes this turmoil and comes up a winner is the central crux of Baghban.
It is a story that asks a question from society that if a man makes you walk the first step of your life... Why can't you help him walk the last step...
Baghban raises a vital question, which needs to be answered!!! Can you depend on your family?