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February 1966 (UK) See more »
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A young Indian newlywed finds his independent wife troublesome and seeks help and advice from his overbearing mother, a supposedly worldly wise friend, an American seeker of enlightenment and a swami. | Add synopsis »
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Mere Paas Ma Hai
 (From Bollyspice. 12 May 2013, 2:16 PM, PDT)

Novelist and Screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at age 85
 (From Flickeringmyth. 8 April 2013, 11:09 PM, PDT)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 4 April 2013, 11:30 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Shashi Kapoor ... Prem Sagar
Leela Naidu ... Indu
Durga Khote ... The Mother
Achala Sachdev ... Mrs. Saigal
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ... Mr. Chadda (as Harin Chattopadayaya)
Pahadi Sanyal ... The Swami (as Pahari Sanyal)
Romesh Thapar ... Mr. Khanna
Walter Woolf King ... Professor (as Walter King)
Patsy Dance ... Kitty
Indu Lele ... Mrs. Khanna
Prayag Raj ... Raj (as Prayag Raaj)
Pinchoo Kapoor ... Mr. Saigal
Praveen Paul ... 2nd Lady
Usha Amin ... 1st Lady
Shama Beg ... Mrs. Raj
Pro Sen ... Sohanlal
Jabeen Jalil ... Bobo
Ernest Castaldo ... Ernest

Directed by
James Ivory 
 
Writing credits
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (novel) (as R. Prawer Jhabvala)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay) (as R. Prawer Jhabvala)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (dialogue) (as R. Prawer Jhabvala)

Produced by
Ismail Merchant .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ali Akbar Khan  (as Ustad Ali Akbar Khan)
 
Cinematography by
Subrata Mitra 
 
Film Editing by
Raja Ram Khetle 
 
Costume Design by
Bettina Gill 
 
Makeup Department
Nath Grover .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bhanu Ghosh .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Prayag Raj .... assistant director (as Prayag Raaj)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shankar Chatterji .... assistant camera
Fatik Mazumdar .... assistant camera
Joy Mitra .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Vanraj Bhatia .... composer: incidental music
Ali Akbar Khan .... composer: additional music
Jyotirindra Moitra .... composer: incidental music
 
Other crew
Jai Dey .... assistant: Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Ballen Dutt .... production coordinator
Riaz Hafizka .... production controller
 

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100 min
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Referenced in The Darjeeling Limited (2007)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A gem! go watch it, 5 September 2014
Author: Buff from Australia

A English language Indian film thats simply superb!

A sweet story of a newly married couple set around 60's India. The movie makes you nostalgic, Shashi Kapoor is fantastic. The film is shot in the old delhi and I think the essence of it hasn't changed since then. The movie reminds you of a well made play. The film is very honest in terms of portraying the normal (yet interesting) life of a newly married couple.

I wish there were more Indian movies made like this. Its amazing, a film this old is actually so much more much better, funny, and enjoyable than a lot of the Bollywood movies made today.

Go watch it and relish life.

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