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Ghar Basake Dekho (1963)

  • Release Date1963
  • GenreDrama, Family
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time140 min
  • Length4218.74 meters
  • Number of Reels14
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-39650-MUM
  • Certificate Date19/10/1963

Kamal, who had been educated by his old widow mother, inspite of her poverty, is staying now with his newly married ultra-modern wife Mohana. Right opposite their flat there stays Sunder and Geeta. Geeta, in strong contrast to Mohana, is an ideal housewife. In the same building there stays Jackson, whom Sunder recognizes. That he is Jai Kishan of his village, who left Ganga, the daughter of Kashi Mausi, on the very first night of marriage. He makes a plan to teach Jai Kishan a lesson.

Due to queer habits of Mohana and her pursuit of wasteful pleasures in life a rift starts taking place between her and Kamal. Once, when Kamal is out of station, Mohana picks up a quarrel with her mother-in-law as a result of which she (mother-in-law) is forced to leave the house along with Sharda - Kamal’s sister. As ill-luck would have it, the old woman dashes against a car. The owner of the car, Kumar requests them to stay at his place till she is fully recovered. Kamal comes back to Bombay, gets shocked to find his mother and sister missing from home. Handing over Rs 10,000/- to Mohana that he has realized from a customer at Poona on behalf of the company and he starts for the village. In the village, he comes to know that his mother and sister never return there ever since they left. He comes back to Bombay and receives the shock of his life to know that Mohana has used Rs. 7,500/- out of the amount he gave her.

The proprietor of the firm - Kumar comes to know about this. He calls him home and warns him that if he would not pay back the amount within the given time, the matter would be handed over to the police.

Mother and Sharda - who are now sentimentally attached to Kumar, hear the whole conversation from their room, and quietly leave the house to avoid an embarrassing situation.
What happened to the mother? Do Sunder and Geeta extend any help to Kamal? Does Kamal save himself? Does Mohana realize her faults? Do Kumar and Sharda get married and do Jai Kishan and Ganga also get settled? For answers to all this see “Ghar Basake Dekho”

[from the official press booklet]