Theatrical poster
Directed byS. S. Vasan
Based onShanthi Nivasam
StarringRaaj Kumar
Rajendra Kumar
Asha Parekh
Music byRavi
Release date

Gharana (Family) is a 1961 Indian Hindi film that stars Raaj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar and Asha Parekh. It is directed by S. S. Vasan. The film became a box office hit.[1] The film was a remake of the 1960 Telugu film Shanthi Nivasam[2] and remade in 1988 as Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani.[3]



The large household at the centre of the plot is run by a tyrannical old mother Shanta. Her husband Ramdas is a very religious, meek man who lets her boss everyone around in the home. The home includes their eldest daughter-in-law Gauri, a widow, raising two little boys. Their middle son is Kailash, who is happily married to a very devoted, loving woman named Sita. Their youngest son is Kamal, a college student, who falls in love with another student Usha. The young married daughter Bhairavi, who was living with her husband and father-in-law, has now moved back home using a trivial reason, such as how she doesn't like her father-in-law's singing. Her husband Sarang has followed her and is staying in the household, trying his best to get his wife to come back to his home. Shanta has completely spoiled her daughter. One day, Bhairavi plants a suspicion in Kailash's head that Sita is having an affair with Kamal. Even after Kamal's marriage to Usha, Kailash's suspicions grow to the point where he leaves his wife and attempts suicide. His friend, a respectable dancer named Ragini, stops him. He accepts her help and later pursues her romantically, but she sees him only as a friend, as he is a married man.

One day, Kamal sees his mother about to hit Usha and stops her. He also convinces his father Ramdas to tame his mother and take control of the household. Ramdas finally does that. He forces Bhairavi to return with Sarang to her in-laws. Meanwhile, when Sita tells Kailash that she is pregnant, he rejects the notion that he is the father, claiming that Kamal fathered the child. Sita vehemently denies these allegations. Heartbroken, she attempts suicide but is stopped by other members of the family. Bhairavi is forced to tell the truth about how she fabricated the story of Kamal having an affair with Sita. Kailash now believes in Sita's fidelity and devotion and begs for her forgiveness. She forgives him, and the entire family is now reunited and happy.


Ravi scored the music and Shakeel Badayuni wrote songs of the film.

Song Singer
"Husnwale Tera Jawab Nahin" Mohammed Rafi
"Jabse Tumhe Dekha Hai, Aankhon Mein Tum Hi Tum Ho" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
"Jai Raghunandan, Jai Siyaram, Hey Dukhbhanjan" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
"Na Dekho Hamen Ghurke, Jadugar Saiyan" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
"Mere Banne Ki Baat Na Poochho, Mera Banna Hariyala Hai" Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum
"Daadi Amma, Daadi Amma, Maan Jao" Asha Bhosle, Kamal Barot
"Ho Gayi Re" Asha Bhosle
"Yeh Duniya Usi Ki" Asha Bhosle
"Yeh Zindagi Ki Uljhanen" Asha Bhosle

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ "Worth Their Weight in Gold! | Box Office India : India's premier film trade magazine | Bollywood news, reviews, interviews, box office collection". Archived from the original on 3 November 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (31 December 2015). "Santhinivasam (1960)". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Gharana (1961) - IMDb". IMDb.
  4. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953