Baghban (Hindi: बाग़बान, Urdu: باغبان, English: Gardener) is a 2003 Bollywood drama film directed by Ravi Chopra, featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in lead roles. Aman Verma, Samir Soni, Saahil Chadha and Nasir Kazi portray their four sons. Salman Khan, 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 of the film was also inspired from the 1958 Kannada film School Master It has similar theme like the Hindi film Avtaar made in 1983 starring Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi. It released to cinemas on 3 October 2003. This film was remade in Kannada as Ee Bandhana in the year 2007 starring Vishnuvardhan and Jaya Pradha in the lead. 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 too suffers much pain and duress at the hands of his children.