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Encyclopedia > The Householder (film)
The Householder
Directed by James Ivory
Produced by Ismail Merchant
Written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
James Ivory
Starring Shashi Kapoor
Leela Naidu
Released 1963
Running time 101 minutes
Language English
IMDb profile

The Householder (1963) is a film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory. It is based upon the novel of the same name by Jhabvala. James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928 in Berkeley, California) is an award-winning American film director. ... Ismail Merchant Ismail Merchant (December 25, 1936 – May 25, 2005) was an Indian-born film producer, best known for the results of his long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director James Ivory and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. ... Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (born May 7, 1927) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter, best known as the writer for Merchant Ivory films. ... James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928 in Berkeley, California) is an award-winning American film director. ... Shashi Kapoor in Sharmilee (1971) Shashi Kapoor (born Balbirraj Kapoor March 18, 1938) belongs to the Kapoors. ... James Ivory (left) and Ismail Merchant (right) in New York City in 1974. ... Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (born May 7, 1927) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter, best known as the writer for Merchant Ivory films. ... James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928 in Berkeley, California) is an award-winning American film director. ...

Plot synopsis

Prem (Shashi Kapoor) is a teacher who is married to Indu (Leela Naidu). Prem's mother interferes so much in the marriage that Indu leaves the marriage to return to her family. Prem searches for answers from a variety of people until he family gains the maturity to love his wife. Shashi Kapoor in Sharmilee (1971) Shashi Kapoor (born Balbirraj Kapoor March 18, 1938) belongs to the Kapoors. ...


Trivia

  • Filmmaker Satyajit Ray exerted an important influence both on Ivory and Merchant, as well as on this film. According to the official website for Merchant-Ivory, merchantivory.com:
"Ray himself supervised the music and re-cut the film for Merchant and Ivory. His legendary cameraman, Subatra Mitra, was the director of photography, and the film is infused with the fluid, restrained lyricism that characterizes Ray's work."

(Bangla:সত্যজিত্‍ রায়) (May 2, 1921 - April 23, 1992) was an Indian film director, regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of twentieth century cinema for his subtle, austere and lyrical style of film-making. ...

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