The Householder is a 1963 hindi-language Comedy Drama movie directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant. 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. The householder features Shashi Kapoor in the lead role along with an ensemble cast including Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Achala Sachdev, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Pahadi Sanyal and Romesh Thapar. The screenplay is written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory which is inspired from The Householder by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The music was composed by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Cinematography was done by Subrata Mitra and editing by Raja Ram Khetle. The movie has a running time of 101 minutes. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Royal Films International.
Comedy , Drama
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