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, 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
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Did You Know?
This film is partly autobiographical as the actors who play the Buckinghams, father, mother and daughter, had those same roles in real life as the Kendal family and had spent years in India performing Shakespeare with a touring company. The daughter, Felicity Kendal
, however, was not born in India like her character in the film. See more
[Speaking to Lizzie
And when you're young, you never think. And when you're old... you're too tired to think.
Referenced in The Darjeeling Limited
Symphony No. 9
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven See more