Baghban (English: Gardener) is a 2003 Indian Hindi drama film directed by Ravi Chopra, featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, and Hema Malini in lead roles. 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 supporting roles.
It is an unofficial adaptation of the 1954 Marathi movie Oon Paus by Raja Paranjape which itself was inspired by the 1937 movie Make Way for Tomorrow . Oon Paoos had earlier inspired 1958 Kannada film School Master & 1990 Tamil film Varavu Nalla Uravu and also partially inspired the 1983 movie Avtaar. It explores themes that are prevalent in the play King Lear by Shakespeare, where the lead character suffers much pain and duress at the hands of his children.
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.