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Ismail Merchant

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Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia. The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims, but it's also the language of the Hindus.

— Ismail Merchant

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A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish.

— Ismail Merchant

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I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together. In these forty years we have made forty-six films. Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema.

— Ismail Merchant

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It's about a father and daughter and the daughter's friend and her relationship with her current husband.

— Ismail Merchant

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It's about a young man who has climbed to fame and he discovers that his writing and the relationship with his wife are really more important for him than anything else.

— Ismail Merchant

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The mixture of the Trinidadian people and the Indian people has caused a new culture to emerge.

— Ismail Merchant

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This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels. The characters are very Indian. I decided that I wanted to do a comedy, so this was just the right one.

— Ismail Merchant

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We have gotten some terrible reviews at times but if we depended on the judgment of the studios or critics, we never would have made more than one movie.

— Ismail Merchant

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Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there.

— Ismail Merchant

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He also wrote books on film-making including a book about the making of the film The Deceivers in 1988 called Hullabaloo in Old Jeypur and another about the making of The Proprietor called Once Upon a Time. Someone once described us as a three-headed god. Novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was the screenwriter for most of their productions.

Merchant succeeded as an independent producer in Hollywood for more than 40 years. Ismail Merchant (25 December 1936 – 25 May 2005) was an Indian-born film producer and director best known for the results of his famously long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director (and Merchant's longtime professional and personal partner) James Ivory as well as screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

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