7 Movies Based on Buying a New Home

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Gharaonda (1977)

This classic film tackles the problem of urbanization through the lens of a middle class couple (Amol Palekar and Zarina Wahab) who wish to buy a new house but are confronted with issues in the housing system.


Arth (1982)

Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, the film stars Shabana Azmi in a career-defining role as the protagonist whose only dream as a young girl was to own a house, but has to leave her new apartment upon discovering her husband's infidelity.

The Money Pit (1986)

This classic American comedy featuring Tom Hanks is a remake of the 1948 Cary Grant film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and is a hilarious portrayal of a couple facing renovation disasters in their new Victorian home.

Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)

This rom-com, with stunning cinematography of the Italian countryside, follows a recently divorced writer who impulsively buys a villa in Italy to escape heartbreak.

Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006)

This iconic comedy flick of the 2000s starring Anupam Kher and Boman Irani follows the story of a middle-class man who purchases a plot of land to build a house for his family but has to deal with illegal encroachment and corruption in the property market.

Love Per Square Foot (2018)

This quirky Netflix rom-com follows a marriage of convenience between two strangers in Mumbai (Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar) to take advantage of a joint housing scheme and have their own space in a cramped city.

Zara Hatke Zara Bachke (2023)

Vicky Kaushal's second film as a middle-class man who aspires to own a house sees him faking a divorce (from Sara Ali Khan) so that she can qualify as a single divorced lady for the Awas Yojna, a housing scheme for low-income individuals.

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