Shakespeare Wallah

1965, 120m, DCP, UK/India

Showtimes & Tickets

Fri June 8

Merchant-Ivory cemented their partnership with Jhabvala in their second feature, based in part on the diaries that actor Geoffrey Kendal kept while performing Shakespeare all across India. The action centers on a love triangle between Kendal’s daughter Felicity Kendal (the theatrical troupe’s ingenue), Indian playboy Shashi Kapoor, and Bollywood star Madhur Jaffrey. The Merchant Ivory tenets of literate wit, heartbreak, and cultural collision are front and center.

In English and Hindi with English subtitles

A film by James Ivory

Delicate and lovely.”

The New York Times