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The Householder

James Ivory

 
The Householder (Merchant Ivory DVD)

Merchant Ivory DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1963
  • 101 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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The Householder is the story of a shy, young, underpaid Delhi schoolteacher (Shashi Kapoor) who marries and then, little by little, gets to know his young wife, Indu (Leela Naidu), during their first year together. She is a charmer with a mind of her own, yet is as unprepared for marriage as he. This landmark film marks the first collaboration between producer Ismail Merchant, director James Ivory, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (adapting her acclaimed novel for the screen), who’s maintained a productive artistic relationship for forty years and produced many award-winning films.

Cast

PremShashi Kapoor
InduLeela Naidu
The MotherDurga Khote
Mr. Khanna, the principalRomesh Thappar
Mr. Chadda, the history teacherHarindernath Chattopadaya
The SwamiPahari Sanyal
Mr. Saigal, the landlordPincho Kapoor
Mrs. SaigalAchla Sachdev
ErnestErnest Castaldo

Credits

DirectorJames Ivory
ProducerIsmail Merchant
ScreenplayRuth Prawer Jhabvala
CinematographySubrata Mitra
Music composed and played byUstad Ali Akbar Khan
Incidental musicJyotirendra Moitra and Vanraj Bhatia

Disc Features

  • High-definition digital transfer
  • The Sword and the Flute (1959), director James Ivory’s second documentary short film, about Indian miniature painting
  • The Creation of Woman (1960), the first short film produced by Ismail Merchant, starring legendary Indian dancer Bhaskar Roy Chaudhuri
  • Conversation with the filmmakers, part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Shashi Kapoor, and Saeed Jaffrey
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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