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Piya Ka Ghar (1972)

  • Release Date1972
  • GenreFamily, Musical, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time134 min
  • Length3876.14 meters
  • Number of Reels14
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number68996
  • Certificate Date23/02/1972

Bombay, the dream city with skyscrapers, has only one-room tenements for most of its citizens… There, they live and adapt themselves. Their joys, sorrows, emotions, and even their grievances, confined to the four walls of the room…

Bharat Mahal is one such huge building where lives Ram with his aged parents, two brothers and his sister-in-law…

To this abode comes the seventh member of the family, Malti the bride of Ram…

Malti comes from a place which still boasts of wide, green, open fields under a canopy of deep blue skies, with trees and flowers, hills and streams…

She comes to dream city with hopes of an exciting, thrilling happy life… she discovers soon that the wide world of her own home-town had to be confined within the four walls of her new one-room home in Bombay… Happiness eludes Ram and Malti, despite their love and devotion to each other. Malti finds it difficult to live, love or even quarrel in the one room with so many relations breathing down her neck!

Malti’s problem is that of millions of men and women who have come from their spacious homes in their home-towns to Bombay, the city of skyscrapers to be confined to one-room tenements. Their problems of adjustment are innumerable; but in course of time, they strike a compromise. They become part of the dream-city…

The problems of the newly-weds who come to the dream city, their trials and tribulations, and their compromises is told in this breezy, marital comedy, “Piya Ka Ghar”.

(From the official press booklet)