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.
Did You Know?
The Merchant Ivory official website states: "In 1961, Ismail Merchant
and James Ivory
paid a visit to the German-born novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
, then living in Delhi, with a proposal to make a film of her novel 'The Householder'. Jhabvala agreed. She wrote the screenplay for the film herself, in ten days, and the Merchant-Ivory-Jhabvala partnership was inaugurated." See more