Rent Shakespeare Wallah (1965)

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1h 57min
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Synopsis:
During the early days of post-colonial India, a company of nomadic actors travel across the country performing Shakespeare. When a young troupe member, Lizzie (Felicity Kendal), falls in love with playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor), the pair must overcome cultural differences and the scheming of film actress and rival for Sanju's affections Manjula (Madhur Jaffrey).
Actors:
, , , Laura Liddell, , , , , , Jim D. Tytler, Hamid Sayani, Marcus Murch, Partap Sharma, Sudarshan Dhir, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Ismail Merchant
Writers:
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1965 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
28/04/2003
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Cast interviews
  • Interviews with James Ivory and Ismail Merchant
  • Ruth prawer jhabvala
  • Trailers
  • Production notes
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/04/2019
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Guardian Lecture: Ismail Merchant and James Ivory (1983, 82 mins): the director and producer in conversation with David Robinson at the NFT
  • The Guardian Interview: Shashi Kapoor (1994, 54 mins, audio only): the actor in conversation with film critic Derek Malcolm at the NFT
  • Conversations from the Quad with James Ivory and Madhur Jaffrey (2018, 48 mins): the director and actor discuss working together
  • A Road in India (1938, 9 mins): Technicolor travelogue shot by award-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff
  • Original trailer (1965)
  • Restoration Trailer (2017)

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