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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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Prem Sagar
Leela Naidu ...
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The Mother
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Mrs. Saigal
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ...
Mr. Chadda (as Harin Chattopadayaya)
Pahadi Sanyal ...
The Swami (as Pahari Sanyal)
Romesh Thapar ...
Mr. Khanna
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Professor (as Walter King)
Patsy Dance ...
Kitty
Indu Lele ...
Mrs. Khanna
Prayag Raj ...
Raj (as Prayag Raaj)
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Mr. Saigal
Praveen Paul ...
2nd Lady
Usha Amin ...
1st Lady
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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February 1966 (UK)  »

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Gharbar  »

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First film shot by cinematographer Subrata Mitra outside of Bengal and not with famed Indian director Satyajit Ray. See more »

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Referenced in The Darjeeling Limited (2007) See more »

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Charming Movie
20 February 2004 | by (McLean,VA) – See 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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