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The Householder (1963)

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.

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James Ivory

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (novel) (as R. Prawer Jhabvala), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay) (as R. Prawer Jhabvala) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shashi Kapoor ... Prem Sagar
Leela Naidu ... Indu
Durga Khote ... The Mother
Achala Sachdev ... Mrs. Saigal
Harindranath Chattopadhyay Harindranath Chattopadhyay ... Mr. Chadda (as Harin Chattopadayaya)
Pahadi Sanyal Pahadi Sanyal ... The Swami (as Pahari Sanyal)
Romesh Thapar Romesh Thapar ... Mr. Khanna
Walter Woolf King ... Professor (as Walter King)
Patsy Dance Patsy Dance ... Kitty
Indu Lele Indu Lele ... Mrs. Khanna
Prayag Raj Prayag Raj ... Raj (as Prayag Raaj)
Pinchoo Kapoor Pinchoo Kapoor ... Mr. Saigal
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... 2nd Lady
Usha Amin Usha Amin ... 1st Lady
Shama Beg Shama Beg ... Mrs. Raj
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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.

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Country:

India

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gharbar See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Charming Movie
20 February 2004 | by Talking_HeadSee all my reviews

I saw this one a few years ago.Shashi Kapoor is at his charming best. This one is funny and poignant of the nuances in any marriage. Leela Naidu looks stunning in this movie. Durga Khote is the quintessential overbearing mom. Although a little predictive, anyone who likes Jane Austin and the likes will enjoy the movie.


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