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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
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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
 
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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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Hooray for the ordinary guy!, 12 December 2005
Author: LucBoardwalk from Denver CO, USA

The Householder is a bit dated--filmed in the early 60s--but it bears a message that's rarely seen.

The movie begins with Prem and his young wife discussing a wedding they'll attend. At the wedding, Prem notices that the bride groom seems fretful. He tells the groom that there's nothing to worry about and proceeds to tell the story of his first year of marriage. His memories are shown in flashback and make up almost all of the rest of the movie.

Prem is married to Indu in an arranged marriage. The newlyweds have a difficult time adjusting to married life. Prem faces a host of problems--a low-paying job in which he's bullied by practically everyone, a drunken landlord, a contentious relationship between his mother and his new wife, and impractical advice from his best friend.

Along the way, Prem befriends the aptly-named Ernest, an American spiritual seeker. (Take note of what Ernest is doing when he's introduced--it's a really funny visual pun!) Prem has a lot to sort out, but in the end, he finds happiness.

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