Shakespeare Wallah (Blu-ray)

Release Date: 15 April 2019 | Certificate: Parental Guidance
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Shakespeare Wallah (Blu-ray)
Directed by James Ivory

A company of nomadic actors travel across India performing Shakespeare, during the early days of post-colonial rule. When young troupe member Lizzie (Felicity Kendal) falls in love with a local playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor), the pair must overcome cultural differences and the scheming of fierce Indian film actress and rival for Sanju's affections Manjula (Madhur Jaffrey).

Plaintive and haunting, Shakespeare Wallah, was Merchant Ivory's first international success. Shot by Satyajit Ray's cameraman, Subrata Mitra and scored by Ray himself the film is a delicate love story that sets the tone for so many of the partnership's future collaborations. Now newly restored in 2K, it remains a beguiling and multi-layered cinematic landmark.

Special Features:

  • Conversations from the Quad, with James Ivory and Madhur Jaffrey (48 mins)
  • Original Trailer
  • Re-release Trailer
  • Other extras TBC
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
Release Date: 15 April 2019
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance