Piya Ka Ghar (1972)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 21 mins

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This soulful romantic comedy follows the upheavals in the life of Malti Shankar after she gets married to a man from the city. Malti has been brought up comfortably in a fairly large house in a small town in India with her mom and dad, while her paternal uncle, Gauri Shankar, who has literally brought Malti up, lives in the house next door. Malti's marriage is being arranged with a young man named Ram G. Sharma, who lives in Bombay with his dad, Girdharilal; mom; elder brother, Shiri and his wife, Shobha; and a cricket-crazy school-going brother, Hari. The Pandit, arranging the marriage, describes the Sharma family, who originate from the nearby Bayana town, as a good family, living near the seashore, in a big building called "Bharat Mahal". The wedding party arrives, the bride and groom approve of each other, get married, and Malti re-locates to Ram's house. She is shocked and surprised to find that it is nowhere near the seashore, is a shanty room, divided two ways, and a kitchen - that is now her bedroom. Malti always had lots of space to live and grow up in, will this obscure, noisy, overcrowded, with virtually no privacy for herself and Ram - be her fate for this lifetime? What will Gauri Shankar's reaction be when he finds out the reality of the Sharma family?
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Cast: Anil Dhawan, Jaya Bachchan

Crew: Basu Chatterjee (Director), KK Mahajan (Director of Photography), Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (Music Director), Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family, Musical

Release Dates: 23 Feb 1972 (India)

Hindi Name: पिया का घर

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Did you know? Actors Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan made cameo appearances in this movie. Read More
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as Ram G. Sharma
as Malti Shankar
as Guest Appearance
as Pandit
Supporting Actor
as Baburao Kulkarni
as Shiri G. Sharma





Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Art Director


Film Type:
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Actors Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan made cameo appearances in this movie.

This movie is a remake of Raja Thakur's Marathi film 'Mumbaicha Javai'.

The soundtrack of this movie was extremely well received; especially the title track "Ye Jeevan Hai" is considered an evergreen classic.