Shakespeare Wallah

  • 1965
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Diverting piece about a bedraggled theatrical troupe engaged in a valiant effort to keep the spirit of Shakespeare alive in post-Independence India. English actress Felicity Kendal stars, and much of the material is based on the experiences of her real-life theatrical family. Kendal gets involved in an interracial romance with a rich playboy (Shashi Kapoor);...read more

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Diverting piece about a bedraggled theatrical troupe engaged in a valiant effort to keep the spirit of Shakespeare alive in post-Independence India. English actress Felicity Kendal stars, and much of the material is based on the experiences of her real-life theatrical family. Kendal gets

involved in an interracial romance with a rich playboy (Shashi Kapoor); Madhur Jaffrey, an Indian actress also known for her books on Indian cuisine, turns in a colorful performance as a movie star. A wryly humorous film from the directing/producing/writing team of James Ivory, Ismail Merchant and

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

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