Baghban! I was curious about what the word really meant. After watching the movie, I understood why it's meant to mean the caretaker or Guardian. The movie shows the relationship between parents and their children once the kids grow up.Parents put all their efforts in trying to give their children the best life they could get and in return, once they grow up the kids don't wanna bother with those who gave them life.This is the topic that Baghban is tackling - family life, and more specifically the life of the elderly. All their lives, our parents thrive to give us the best, to ensure all our wishes and dreams are achieved, to ensure that our lives are given more priority over theirs. . Can we say that there is an expectation from our parents that we should look after them in their old age? Is it a sense of duty? NO - it is essence of humanity and gratitude that we should foster and love those that have loved us - and should not be obliged to do so but cause we want to do so. If we look around us there are so many children that have been abandoned, abused or neglected - so we should be grateful that we are not one of them and its are parents that are responsible for it.It is clear that after Allah parents are the persons who give us innumerable favors. They provide protection, food and clothing to the newly born. The mother sacrifices her comforts and sleep to provide comfort to her children. Friends you can choose, but family you can't - and it is sad to say that in times of need it is your friends that stand by you and not your family. In all it is not a good movie, it's a great movie, but remember to take your box of Kleenex with you.
"Your Lord has decreed that you worship non but Him, and that (you show) kindness to parents. Should one or both of them attain to old age with you, Say not "Fie'' unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word. And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy and say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little. Your Lord is best aware of what is in yourselves. If you are righteous, then Lo! He was ever forgiving unto those who turn unto Him" (17: 23-25).