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Ghar (1978)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 9 February 1978 (India)
Vikas and Aarti's happy life is ruined by a gruesome incident causing a psychological distance between them. Will they be able to overcome the stigma and rekindle their love?

Directors:

Manik Chatterjee, Gulzar

Writers:

Dinesh Thakur (dialogue), Dinesh Thakur (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinod Mehra ... Vikas Chandra
Rekha ... Aarti Chandra
Prema Narayan ... Seema
Asit Kumar Sen ... Chattterjee (as Asit Sen)
Dinesh Thakur ... Doctor
Shashi Kiran
C.S. Dubey ... Banwari Lal
Viju Khote ... Havaldar Bachchan Singh
Tarla Mehta Tarla Mehta ... Aarti's Mother
Alankar Joshi ... Raghu (as Master Alankar)
Madan Kumar Madan Kumar
Major Anand
Paresh Nanda Paresh Nanda
Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury ... (as Bhaskar Choudhary)
Deepak Deepak
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Vikas, the son of a successful lawyer, disagrees with his father over his choice for his life partner; and marries his girlfriend Aarti. They enjoy the bliss of marriage, breaking away from the custom of staying with his widower father. Returning home from a date, they encounter a traumatic incident that makes headline news. This incident changes their lives for ever. The trauma keeps intruding into their day to day lives. When Aarti's mother leaves town to take up a new job, the pressure on Aarti and Vikas brings them into the abyss of despair. Can they crawl out of self hate and emotional estrangement and rekindle their love? Written by MG Gopalan

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The song Phir Wahi Raat sampled the opening 3 lines same as the Carpenters' song'Sing a song'. See more »

Connections

References Loafer (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Botal se ek baat chali hai
Lyrics by Gulzar
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi
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Rekha in the first great performance of her career
20 August 2011 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

Manik Chatterjee's Ghar starts as an ordinary but highly watchable story of a newly married couple: Vikas and Aarti, who try to make it on their own. Except for a few poor attempts at comedy, I liked a lot of things in it, particularly the sequence showing the interaction between Vikas and his father. There was nothing typically overdone in the way his father's disapproval of the marriage was presented. I appreciate mainstream Hindi filmmakers who try to portray their films realistically, and that's what director Chatterjee and writer Dinesh Thakur do here (I would not want to generalise, but I noticed this was the case with most Bengali filmmakers). The dialogues and the situations are for the most part very simple.

But the film becomes far more interesting after a tragic incident when Aarti is brutally gang-raped by four thugs. Rarely do Hindi films portray rape with such disturbing honesty. However, what I found even more impressive is what happens next. The proceeding sequences present both Vikas and Aarti trying to deal with the situation. Aarti becomes completely traumatised and withdrawn, seeing herself as a burden to her husband, while Vikas hopelessly tries to act as if nothing has happened. The film turns into an effective psychological drama, and the restraint with which the subject is handled is surprising and unexpected. There's no melodrama, and the development of the story is very engaging and involving.

Rekha is excellent in what she herself considers to be her first great role. Having seen several of her previous films of that decade, I admit this is my least favourite period in her career. At that time she used to get mostly insubstantial or unworthy roles. Ghar marked the beginning of a new phase in her career, which according to me is the best period of her work in films. Rekha shines as Aarti. She is natural, restrained and compelling, and in later portions plays the most difficult scenes with ease and intensity. Vinod Mehra plays the loving and caring husband exceedingly well and is equally convincing. The supporting cast is mostly good, and the music by R.D. Burman is melodious. Ghar is a good Hindi drama, I recommend.


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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 February 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Acasã See more »

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N.N. Sippy Productions See more »
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