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FULL SYNOPSIS

The Householder was the very first collaboration between producer Ismael Merchant and James Ivory. A pleasant, low-key domestic comedy, the film details the travails of a young married couple. The husband (Shashi Kapoor) had wanted no part of the arranged marriage in the first place: now he must not only deal with a virtual stranger for a wife, but also a passle of financial headaches. Despite the unfamiliarity of the surroundings, American filmgoers should recognize several universal truths in this touching tale. The script was the handiwork of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, adapted from her own novel; Jhabvala would remain a valuable member of the Merchant-Ivory aggregation. Offering an uncredited assist in the editing room was none other than legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Shashi Kapoor
as Prem Sagar
Leela Naidu
as Indu
Durga Khote
as The Mother
Romesh Thappar
as Mr. Khanna
Praveen Paul
as 2nd Lady
Walter Woolf King
as Professor
Prayag Raaj
as Raj
Pincho Kapoor
as Mr. Saigal
Pro Sen
as Sohanlal

Crew

James Ivory
Director
Ismail Merchant
Producer
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Screenwriter
Jyotirendera Moitra
Composer (Music Score)
Ali Akbar Khan
Composer (Music Score)
Pran Mehra
Editor
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