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Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)

120 min | Drama

The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face of India as the old is replaced by the new, ...See moreThe story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face of India as the old is replaced by the new, Maharajas become hotel owners, sports become more important than culture and the theater is replaced by Bolliwood movies. Based on the travels of Geoffrey Kendal with his daughter Felicity Kendal. Written by Steve Crook See less
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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (story and screenplay) (as R. Prawer Jhabvala) | James Ivory (story and screenplay)
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$ 3,378
Gross (USA)
$ 4,650
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Mar 22, 1966 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Felicity Kendal
Lizzie Buckingham Lizzie Buckingham   See fewer
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Geoffrey Kendal
Mr. Tony Buckingham Mr. Tony Buckingham   See fewer
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Laura Liddell
Mrs. Carla Buckingham Mrs. Carla Buckingham   See fewer
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Madhur Jaffrey
Manjula Manjula   See fewer
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Utpal Dutt
Maharaja Maharaja   See fewer
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Prayag Raj
Sharmaji (as Prayag Raaj) Sharmaji (as Prayag Raaj)   See fewer
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Pinchoo Kapoor
Guptaji Guptaji   See fewer
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Jim D. Tytler
Bobby (as Jim Tytler) Bobby (as Jim Tytler)   See fewer
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Hamid Sayani
Headmaster's Brother Headmaster's Brother   See fewer
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Marcus Murch
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Sudarshan Dhir
Manjula's Dance Director (uncredited) Manjula's Dance Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jennifer Kendal
Mrs. Bowen (uncredited) Mrs. Bowen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ismail Merchant
Theater Owner (uncredited) Theater Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 516 votes