Shakespeare Wallah

Home Vision (1965)
Drama, Romance
India | English | Color | 2h

The story of a family troupe of English actors who travel around the towns and villages in India 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 Bollywood movies. Based on the travels of Geoffrey Kendal with his daughter Felicity Kendal.

Cast View all

Madhur Jaffrey Manjula
Shashi Kapoor Sanju
Jennifer Kendal Mrs. Bowen
Felicity Kendal LIzzie Buckingham
Prayag Raj Sharmaji
Jennifer Kapoor Mrs. Bowen
Geoffrey Kendal Mr. Tony Buckingham
Laura Liddell Mrs. Carla Buckingham
Pincho Kapoor Guptaji
Jim D. Tytler Bobby
Utpal Dutt Maharaja
Marcus Murch Dandy in
Praveen Paul Didi
Prayag Raaj Sharmaji
Hamid Sayani Headmaster's Brother
Partap Sharma Aslam
Pratap Sharma Aslam
Sudarshan Dhir Manjula's Dance Director

Crew View all

Director James Ivory
Writer James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Producer Ismail Merchant
Photography Subrata Mitra
Musician Satyajit Ray


Barcode Format Region Released Edition
741952842699 Blu-ray Disc 1 Apr 03, 2018
037429194225 DVD 1 Apr 27, 2004
741952842590 DVD 1 Apr 03, 2018
5018011201588 DVD 2
5018011203377 DVD 2 Apr 28, 2003
5018011203582 DVD
8901736015523 DVD
8032700991250 2