Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche

Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche, India, 20 May 1960

Inderjit (Sohrab Modi) known as Bade Saheb lives with his wife, Parvati (Sulochana), two sons Narendra (Soodesh Kumar) and Kishore (Subiraj), and an orphan girl Lata (Naaz). The family members have to follow his rigid commands, which creates a fearful atmosphere in the house. The sons' life is laid out for them, and though Narendra does become an engineer and joins his father in business, the younger son Kishore's only interest is music but he is unable to tell his father about it. The repressive environment makes Kishore rebel. He arrives home one night in a drunken state only to be accosted by his father. Kishore unable to keep silent now and letting out his frustration, he tells his father about his love for music and that he is in love with Lata. Realising his son's inebriated state, Inderjit decides not to react at that time. Next morning he orders Kishore to start work in the company as an ordinary labour and tells his wife to send Lata home to her relatives in Nagpur. He arranges for Kishore to marry Meena. However Narendra and Meena are in love with each other, while Kishore loves Lata. Their mother, Parvati helps them marry the women of their choice. When Inderjit finds out what has transpired, he throws them out of the house and asks Parvati also to leave with the children. Inderjit is now left alone in the big house. The story then follows changing circumstances which in turn lead to a change in Inderjit's thinking.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 121 Minutes
  • Director: Sohrab Modi

Story

Mera Ghar Mere Bachche (My House My Children), (Mera Ghar Mere Bachchay) is a 1960 Hindi social family drama film produced and directed by Sohrab Modi. Made under the Minerva Movietone banner it had music by Sardar Malik with lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri. The film had Naaz starring in an adult lead role after earlier acting as a child star. She went on to marry her co-star in the film, Subiraj. It co-starred Sohrab Modi, Sulochana, Soodesh Kumar, Subiraj, Naaz, Daisy Irani and Nana Palsikar.

The film revolves around a family with an autocratic father who wants his two sons to follow his commands regarding their lives. The conflict created by the generational gap forms the basis of the story.