Plot of Ghar Ho To Aisa
The Kumar family consists of ‘Ramprasad’ played by Saeed Jaffrey and his wife ‘Durga’ played by Bindu. Their married son is ‘Vijay’ played by Raj Kiran, his wife ‘Sharda’ played by Deepti Naval and daughter ‘Pinky’. They also have a married daughter ‘Kanchan’ played by Rita Bhaduri whose husband ‘Bajrangi’ played by Kader Khan is a Ghar Jamai. ‘Amar’ played by Anil Kapoor is their bachelor and unemployed son.
The movie opens with the dysfunctional Kumar family, where most of its members are highly greedy, lazy, selfish and abusive. Durga is a short-tempered, aggressive woman who physically and verbally abuses her daughter-in-law, Sharda for every minor reason and belittles her for her poverty. Her elder son, Vijay follows her footsteps. Durga’s lazy daughter, Kanchan is just like her mother and is also highly domineering over her husband, Bajrangi who does the housework. Ramprasad is a henpecked man. Sharda is a meek woman and respects her family, but nobody appreciates her work. Bajrangi is a simple and innocent man from a rural area and is not so intelligent, though he has sympathy for Sharda.
The only member in the family who is truly good at heart and who actually cares for Sharda is Amar, Vijay’s younger brother. Amar is an unemployed youth who is honest, kind and helpful. During his quest for a job, he runs into ‘Seema’ played by Meenakshi Seshadri, the only daughter of a rich businessman who hates men and their domineering ways. Seema runs an NGO for the welfare of women, though Amar criticizes her for her biased hatred towards men.
Seema’s father, ‘Karamchand’ played by Om Prakash forces her to get married. Seema tries to involve Amar in a false contract marriage and entices him with money. But Amar flatly refuses her offer. Karamchand secretly overhears the entire exchange. Though disappointed with Seema, he is impressed with Amar’s honest conduct and appoints him as the manager of his cycle factory.
Meanwhile, Durga throws Sharda and her daughter out of the house. One day, Seema asks Amar to come to her house, so that she can explain her hatred for men. She shows Amar a mother and daughter and tells him how they were kicked out of the house by their greedy family. They are revealed to be Sharda and Pinky. Seema was Sharda’s childhood friend and had rescued her and her daughter. Amar is enraged and vows revenge against his toxic family. Karamchand suggests Amar and Seema pretend as a married couple and exact revenge on the Kumars, to which both agree.
Amar and Seema enter the Kumar household as a married couple. Durga tries to dominate Seema, but the latter overpowers her causing everyone to fear her. Seema gradually brings order to the house by forcing and blackmailing Kanchan, Durga and Ramprasad to perform all household tasks. Amar appoints Bajrangi in his office and gives him a good salary.
Kanchan gives up her ego and learns to respect Bajrangi and they live happily. Vijay is deeply remorseful for being abusive towards his wife and daughter. He returns home and declares that he is leaving his parents forever to live with his wife and daughter. Bajrangi decides to leave home, to start a new life and his wife and son follow him as well. Amar also tells his intent to leave, and Durga begs Amar to stay. He harshly criticises his mother of her toxic behaviour and how much harm she had caused to the family. Filled with guilt, Durga weeps and begs Sharda for forgiveness and asks her children to not to desert her. Meanwhile, Amar tells Seema about his love and reconciles with her.
Cast and Crew of Ghar Ho To Aisa
The Indian movie ‘Ghar Ho To Aisa’ stars Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Kiran, Deepti Naval, Bindu, Kader Khan, Rita Bhaduri, Saeed Jaffrey, Om Prakash, Sulbha Deshpande, etc. The film was directed by Kalpataru and produced by Firoz Nadiadwala. The music was given by Bappi Lahiri.