By IndiaFM News Bureau
Amitabh Bachchan as Balraj Kapoor
He towers over everybody – in his thoughts, in his wisdom, in his
sheer presence! A loving husband, an adoring father and an
extraordinary father-in-law, he always puts right before wrong, never
mind if he has to stand tradition on its head.
Salman Khan as Avinash Kapoor
He may lie to win his love, but would die if so much as a tear
escapes her eye. He’s charming, loving and good looking. No wonder,
knowing him is to love him.
Rani Mukherjee as Malvika Talwar
She loves to paint. Loves to fight. Loves to love. Knows the
difference between friendship and love and is convinced that love and
marriage happen once in lifetime.
John Abraham as Rajat
His love is silent, he expresses all his pent up emotions through
his songs. He loses the girl he loves, but is more concerned about her
happiness than his own heartbreak.
Hema Malini as Shobhana Kapoor
She loves and is loved by both the men in her life – husband and
son. She may laughingly admit that both of them are “a total loss”; but
her world revolves around them.
Om Puri as Balwant Kapoor
He is the big brother, the head of the family. Tradition and
convention are the pillars that support his family honour and
reputation and he will go to any length to uphold that.
Balraj Kapoor (Amitabh Bachchan) is a rich businessman with
progressive modern outlook towards life. For him, family, culture and
values are of utmost importance. Shobhna (Hema Malini), his wife is
more than just his better half. Together, they dote their only child
Avinash (Salman Khan). For Balraj, Avinash is more of a friend than
just his son. After spending many years abroad for studies, Avinash
returns home to his parents. Their lives light up and there is
Avinash then meets the pretty Millie (Rani Mukherjee) who is a
painter. They fall in love and get married. They are blessed with a
lovely child named Ansh. Rajat (John Abraham) a young musician and the
best friend of Millie, had his feelings for Millie but had never
revealed it to her. He is now happy for Millie and Avi. He decides to
settle in Europe, pursuing his musical career.
Fate plays a cruel game and one day Avinash meets with a fatal
accident. Life without Avinash is unbearable for Millie. Meanwhile
Balraj and Shobhna try to find the love of Avinash in Ansh.
Balraj cannot bear to see Millie’s colourless life. He decides to
find Rajat and asks him to marry Millie and help him bring back the
colours back into her life. But Balwant (Om Puri), Balraj’s elder
brother settled in rural Punjab with his family and his widowed sister
-in-law objects to Balraj’s plans. Even Shobhna may not be with him
Will Balraj be able to fulfill his plan?
Will he be successful in this test of love?
Will he prove to be a father (Baabul) rather than being a father-in-
What questions will be raised by his actions and how the society
will react to it forms the story that Baabul is all about.