Ghar (film)

Ghar (transl.‚ÄČHouse) is an Indian Bollywood film directed by Manik Chatterjee, released on 9 February 1978. The film is about a young married couple coping with the aftermath of rape, and stars Vinod Mehra and Rekha in lead roles.[1] The film was remade in Tamil as Kaadhal Kiligal and in Malayalam as Aa Raathri.

Directed byManik Chatterjee
Produced byN N Sippy
Written byDinesh Thakur
StarringVinod Mehra
Music byR.D. Burman
Gulzar (lyrics)
CinematographyNando Bhattacharya
Edited byWaman Bhonsle
Gurudutt Shirali
Distributed byN.N. Sippy Productions
Eros Entertainment (1998)
Release date
February 1978


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.



  • Won, Filmfare Best Story Award - Dinesh Thakur
  • Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award - Rekha


Soundtrack album by
1978 (India)
GenreGhazals Feature film soundtrack
ProducerN.N. Sippy
R.D. Burman chronology
Tere Mere Sapne

The soundtrack of the film contains 5 songs. The music is composed by R.D. Burman, with lyrics by Gulzar.[2]

1. "Aaj Kal Paon" Lata Mangeshkar
2. "Aap Ki Aankhon Mein" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
3. "Botal Se Ek Baat" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
4. "Phir Wohi Raat Hai" Kishore Kumar
5. "Tere Bina Jiya" Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

the song, "Phir Wohi Raat Hain", is inspired by the Carpenters' song "Sing".


  1. "Ghar, a 70s balm for these troubled times". Business Line. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  2. Ghar 1979 Soundtrack
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