Ghar (film)

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Ghar (1978)
Ghar film poster.jpg
Directed byManik Chatterjee
Written byDinesh Thakur
Produced byN. N. Sippy
StarringVinod Mehra
CinematographyNando Bhattacharya
Edited byWaman Bhonsle
Gurudutt Shirali
Music byR. D. Burman
Distributed byN. N. Sippy Productions
Eros Entertainment
Release date
9 February 1978 (1978-02-09)

Ghar (transl. Home) is an Indian Hindi-language film directed by Manik Chatterjee, released in 1978. It stars Vinod Mehra, Rekha in lead roles.[1] The music was composed by R. D. Burman.

The film was remade in Tamil as Kaadhal Kiligal and in Malayalam as Aa Raathri.


Vikas Chandra (Vinod Mehra) and Aarti (Rekha) have recently married and they move into their new apartment. One day they go out to watch a late night Hindi movie at a local cinema theatre. The movie gets over well after midnight and as no cab is found at that hour, they decide to walk home on foot. On the way, they are suddenly waylaid by four men, who assault Vikas, leaving him unconscious and forcibly take Aarti with them. When Vikas regains consciousness he finds himself in hospital with a head wound. He is informed that Aarti is in the same hospital, after being gang-raped and assaulted. This incident makes headlines in the media and is also a subject of discussion by politicians during their election campaign. Vikas feels haunted by this incident and does not know how to act further. Aarti, on the other hand, has been completely traumatised and is unable to trust any male. Now the couple faces a serious crisis leading to a loveless relationship, and only a miracle can bring the old spark back into their married life.


  • Vinod Mehra as Vikas Chandra
  • Rekha as Aarti Chandra
  • Prema Narayan as Seema
  • Asit Sen as Mr. Chatterjee
  • Dinesh Thakur as Dr. Prashant
  • Asrani as Inspector Kumthekar
  • Madan Puri as Vikas' Father
  • Tarla Mehta as Aarti's mother
  • Master Alankar as Raghu
  • C.S.Dubey as Banwarilal
  • Viju Khote as Havaldar Bachan singh
  • Major Anand as Mr.Dave (office colleague of Vikas)
  • Shashi Kiran as Dilip (office colleague)
  • Akbar Bakshi as the man who haunts Aarti
  • Yasmin as nurse
  • Madan Kumar


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
1979 Filmfare Awards Best Actress Rekha Nominated[2]
Best Story Dinesh Thakur Won[3]


The soundtrack of the film contains 5 songs. The music is composed by R. D. Burman, with lyrics by Gulzar.

"Phir Wahi Raat Hai" is considered to be one of the most loved filmi songs of all time.[4]

Song Singer
"Aaj Kal Paon Zameen Par" Lata Mangeshkar
"Aap Ki Aankhon Mein Kuch Mehke Hue Se Raaz Hai" Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
"Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na, Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na" Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
"Phir Wahi Raat Hai" Kishore Kumar
"Botal Se Ek Baat Chali Hai, Kaag Udake Raat Chali Hai" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle


  1. ^ "Ghar, a 70s balm for these troubled times". Business Line. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  2. ^ "The Nominations – 1978". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 4 June 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  3. ^ "The Winners – 1978". Filmfare. The Times Group. Archived from the original on 8 May 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Top 32: Most loved Bollywood songs of all time". Hindustan Times. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2021.

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