Friday, August 7, 2015

The Householder (1963) - (Merchant/Ivory) US one-sheet

The Householder (1964) - (Shashi Kapoor) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1964 James Ivory film The Householder based on novel and screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and starring Shashi Kapoor as Prem Sagar. This film was the first collaboration between producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory. Plot summary: Prem Sagar, a teacher at a private college in New Delhi, marries Indu [Leela Naidu] in an arranged marriage. When Prem's mother [Durga Khote] moves in with them, her interference is more than Indu can tolerate so she returns to her family, even though she is pregnant. Prem is left living alone with his mother and missing his wife. He seeks advice from a number of people how to resolve the problem.

Cast and crew: Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Achala Sachdev, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Padhadi Sanyal, Romesh Thapar, Walter Woolf King, Patsy Dance, INdu Lele, Prayag Raj, Pincdhoo Kapoor, Praveen Paul, Usha Amin, Shama Beg

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