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Elegiac and atmospheric, Shakespeare Wallah was the feature film that put Merchant Ivory Productions on the international movie map, winning them great critical acclaim, and is now recognized as a classic. Starring Shashi Kapoor, Madhur Jaffrey, and a young Felicity Kendal, the film's inspiration lies in the real-life adventures of Ms. Kendal's family as a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but are unable to compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry. The film also traces the developing relationship between the acting troupe's young ingenue, Lizzie (Kendal), and Sanju (Kapoor), a wealthy Indian playboy. But their romance is beset by hindrances, not the least being the machinations of Manjula (Jaffrey), a fiery Indian film star who is also in love with Sanju.

Product Details

ISBN:
00037429194225
Publisher:
Image Entertainment
Copyright:
Credits:
Merchant, Ismail
Actor:
Jaffrey, Madhur
Actor:
Kapoor, Shashi
Publication Date:
04/27/2004
Binding:
DVD
Grade Level:
NR
Language:
English
Media Run Time:
122 Minutes

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