Shakespeare Wallah

1966

Shakespeare Wallah

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88%

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64%
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64%
Average Rating: 3.5/5

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Lizzie (Felicity Kendal) is an actress in a Shakespearean theater troupe that has seen better days. The troupe tours India to dwindling crowds who are less interested in all things British in the wake of Indian independence. When she has an affair with the Indian playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor), Lizzie feels the wrath of her disapproving father Tony (Geoffrey Kendal) and her mother Carla (Laura Liddell). Madhur Jaffrey plays the role of the Indian actress Manjula in this romantic drama with musical score from Satyajit Ray.

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Cast

Felicity Kendal
as Lizzie Buckingham
Geoffrey Kendal
as Mr. Tony Buckingham
Laura Liddell
as Mrs. Carla Buckingham
Utpal Dutt
as Maharaja
Prayag Raaj
as Sharmaji
Hamid Sayani
as Headmaster's Brother
Sudershan
as Director
Jennifer Kapoor
as Mrs. Bowen
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½

An early Merchant/Ivory film featuring the real life Kendal family (including a very young Felicity) as members of a traveling Shakespeare company in post-independance India. Rather enjoyable with nice cinematography and a stealing performance from Madhur Jaffrey as the Bollywood Queen though the ending felt a little rushed and dissatisfying.

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