Ghar Ka Chiraag (1967 film)

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Ghar Ka Chiraag
Ghar Ka Chirag 1967.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Jagdev Bhambri
Produced by Jagdev Bhambri
Written by Shivaji Rathor
Starring Dharmendra
Waheeda Rehman
Balraj Sahni
Music by Madan Mohan
Cinematography C. M. Rele
Edited by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Distributed by Jagat Enterprises
Release date
Running time
157 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Ghar Ka Chirag (The Lamp That Lights The Home) is a 1967 Hindi social family melodrama film of Indian cinema. It was produced and directed by Jagdev Bhambri, who also wrote the screenplay. The lyricist was Kaifi Azmi, with music composed by Madan Mohan.[1] The ensemble cast included Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Biswajit, Balraj Sahni, Indrani Mukherjee and Abhi Bhattacharya.

Ghar Ka Chirag was one of three children's films released in 1967 which "sought to portray the experiences of children placed in rather peculiar circumstances".[2]

The story revolves round a group of children who are kidnapped and then maimed by the ring-leader of a beggar's gang. In the process, unintentionally, the leader's son is blinded and made to beg. Though not a success at the box-office,[3] the film received a three out of five star rating in Collections.[4]



Madho suffers through misfortunes in his life. Unable to bear the anguish anymore, he leaves his wife and small child, moving to Bombay. From being a good man, he reinvents himself by turning into the vicious Kalu, who kidnaps children and maims them then makes them beg on the streets. After several years, his son Birju, now a grown boy, leaves the village to search for his father and comes to Bombay. Here he is ensnared in Kalu's gang and blinded. He is then sent to beg with the other children.


The music direction was by Madan Mohan and the lyrics were by Kaifi Azmi. The film included two songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, three by Asha Bhosle and one by Mohammed Rafi.


# Title Singer
1 "Ik Paise Ka Sawaal Hai Mere Daata" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Aao Aao Tumhe Bataaoon Ki Maa Kya Hai" Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Jaane Kaise Chori Chori" Asha Bhosle
4 "Ae Mahalon Me Rahane Walo" Asha Bhosle
5 "Jaane Mera Chanda Khoya Hai Kahan" Asha Bhosle
6 "Aaj Rota Hai Kyun Jaan Khota Hai Kyun" Mohammed Rafi


  1. ^ Peter Cowie; Derek Elley (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. pp. 263–. ISBN 978-0-498-01565-6. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Indian Films of 1967". Careers Digest. 5: 61. 1968. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Tributes". Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Collections. Update Video Publication. 1991. p. 59. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ghar Ka Chirag-Songs". Hindi Geetmala. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 

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