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Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988)

  • Release Date1988
  • GenreComedy
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time153 mins
  • Length4587.19 metres
  • Number of Reels17
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number09768
  • Certificate Date22/06/1988
  • Shooting LocationFamousCine Lab (Tardeo)

Seth Dhanraj is a happy person. God has blessed him with boundless wealth and flourishing business. He has two sons. Ram is elder and Amar is the younger one. Ram has taken reins of business from his father and while adding glory to already flourishing business activity, he has been the main support to the family of Seth Dhanraj. Ram is married and Sita is his beautiful, sweet wife, who on one hand, satisfactorily does her duty as a perfect and faithful wife of Ram and on the other hand, with her sincere endeavours, maintained the wellbeing of this family.

Younger son Amar is young, handsome and a college-going student, who loves life and is a lover of pleasantaries. There is somebody, by the name Asha, who loves him and he loves her immensely.

But all is not well in the family of Seth Dhanraj. He thanks God, that He has given him everything. But he is unhappy as there is no peace in the house. Seth Dhanraj's wife Shantadevi, and his married daughter Uma, would not spare this house from their notorious acts. Uma though married, does not want to stay with her husband, but on the contrary staying back with her mother Shantadevi and create an atmosphere of chaos in this houses with the support of her mother. Dhanraj helplessly surrenders everything to his wife Shantadevi.

The belegourant & quarrelling nature of Shantadevi & Uma has led the members of the house to a situation that they hardly communicate amongst each other. Their life has become machine and they live in this house without any am and ambition.

However against all these odds, there is a ray of hope named Sita, who is an idol of, culture, decency and perfect Indian womanhood. Sita on the one hand is a lovable wife and on the other hand a woman, trying to maintain the dignity and prestige of the house. However, Sita's efforts do not bear fruits in front of Shantadevi and Uma. Shantadevi and Uma cannot tolerate the happiness of others and a day comes where this family is not only shattered but an innocent person like Ram also becomes victim of their act. Uma's childish act leads Ram to start creating doubts on the character of Sita. As a result he separates himself from the house & wife. Day by day the torture by Shanta and Uma on children and the other women of the family starts increasing.

However, there is an end to every bad thing. So the notorious acts of Shantadevi come to an end. How that ends, how Ram & Sita reunite & what Seth Dhanraj & Amar do for the sake of saving their family is the story i.e., "Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani".

[From the official press booklet]