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Mera Ghar Mere Bachchay (1960)

  • GenreFamily, Drama
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length4588.45 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU- 31479-MUM
  • Certificate Date12/12/1959

MERA GHAR MERE BACHCHAY is a film of the outgoing and incoming generations, the difference between the two concepts of life and its clash. The story of the films sets around a self-made conservative stubborn man named Inderjit,, better known as Bade sahib, who likes and compels every dependent of his to think and act like him. Be it his home or office, stricken with the fear of his presence nobody could dare suggest him anything. A man of dictatorial idealogy Inderjit wants his second son Kishore to be an engineer, like his eldest son Ashok, so that he could leave his firm with the two sons, the reputation of which he has established with his lifelong honest dealings, little realizing of Kishore’s interest in music. On an occasion getting the news of Bade Saheb’s departure to Delhi the children in the house start dancing but having missed his train, unexpected Bade Saheb returns home and finds this joyous atmosphere created by his absence resulting his temperamental reactions busts with fury to the extent of roaring on his wife Parvati with rage for her being over affectionate with children thereby helping them get spoiled. At a time when his pressing attitude becomes beyond tolerance especially for Kishore, he reaches home late in the night intoxicating to face Bade Saheb with courage and in that state of mind speaks of his love for music and Lata (an orphan girl brought up in the same house) whom he wants to marry. Realizing the delicacy of the situation Bade Saheb keeps himself suppressed but the first commandment labourer that he announces in the morning is for Kishore to work as ordinary labourer in his firm and Lata to be returned to her native place Nagpur.


Before Bab Saheb could complete the marriage arrangements for Kishore and his daughter Meena (a convent girl) Parvati who knew Meena’s love with Narendra and Kishore’s with Lata managed their marriage secretly with the desired mates. Bade Saheb, coming to know of this against his wish event, lost faith even in Parvati and turned her out of his silvery mansions along with the newly married couples, leaving himself disheartened disappointing and alone in the hugeness of his rich but empty world. What follows is a quick succession of incidents mounting each other forming a spellbinding suspense summing up the story in a fashion that has to be seen to be believed.


(From the official press booklet)



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