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Ghar Ghar Ki Baat (1959)

  • LanguageHindi

East is East and West is West. Their culture and customs cannot be adorned by us or outs by them. This is the main theme of GHAR GHAR KI BAAT. Although Kamla and Bimla were sisters, their ideals were altogether different.  Kamla was personification of Indian culture while Bimla was a believer of Western civilization. Mother made all he preparations of Bimla's marriage but she wanted to marry Sharad, her own choice and she did marry him under Civil Marriage Act. The old widow mother cried in despair. What will happen to her family's prestige. Kamla smilingly offered herself to become the bride and thus saved the honour of her family. Every one became happy.
But who can change the luck? As soon as Kamla put her steps in the house, calamities followed on. Her Father-in-law leg fractured. Their mill got burnt. The Mother-in-law took her as bad omen and held her responsible for all the calamities. Now she began to treat her even worse than a servant.
On the other side the western cultured civil-marriage pair was thinking of taking divorce. Our society does not permit it. Kamla protested boldly and warned "It is impossible". She at last got the pair united once again with the bonds of love.
Mother-in-law blamed Kamla and declared her to be Immoral. Kishore protested and declare that Sun could rise from the West but Kamla cannot change-she is Goddess of Morality. Mother and son developed quarrel. Kishore left home-his younger sister followed him. She got wounded by the ruffian's car, who seeing Kishore kidnapped him and ran away.
Whom God saves none can Kill. Kamla and Bimla were able to get the ruffians arrested by the Police. Mother embraced her son and the daughter-in-law, whom she declared to be the Laxmi of her house.