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  1. Why is Shakespeare Shakespeare? An Evening with Zia Mohyeddin (2019 Video)

    The actor Zia Mohyeddin discusses Shakespeare’s work and performs passages from several of the plays.

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  2. Haider (2014 Film)

    aka: Hamlet

    Director
    Vishal Bhardwaj

    Bollywood version of Hamlet. Ophelia is a young journalist, Polonious a policeman, Laertes works for a multinational and Hamlet is a philosophy student from Kasmir, the former Himalayan province. The film...

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  3. Ophelia (2011 Film)

    Director
    Greta Mendez
    Producer
    Greta Mendez; Mat de Koning

    Independent fiction short. "T’o have seen what I have seen, see what I see!" (Hamlet Act 3 Sc i). The painting of Ophelia by John Everett Millais, is used as a metaphor for Kashmir, a country caught...

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  4. Last Lear, The (2007 Film)

    Director
    Rituparno Ghosh
    Producer
    Arindam Chowdhun

    Feature film. An ageing Shakespearean actor (Bachchan) is gravely ill, the rigours of a film shoot having left him in a coma. His co-star, Shabnam (Zinta), is deeply worried, but their director, Siddharth...

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  5. Omkara (2006 Film)

    Director
    Vishal Bhardwaj
    Producer
    Kumar Mangat

    Feature film. A Bollywood re-working of Othello set against a background of political warfare in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Omikara (Devgan) is a half-caste, gifted chieftan leading a gang employed by the...

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  6. In Othello (2002 Film)

    Director
    Roysten Abel

    Feature film. An English multicultural theatre company in contemporary New Delhi is staging a Kathakali production of Othello. The director (Abel) unconventionally casts an inexperienced small town actor...

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  7. Yellamma (2001 Film)

    aka: Prophecy, The

    Director
    Mohan Koda

    Feature film. Indian re-working of Macbeth set in 1850s India in the time of the Sepoy Mutiny.

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  8. Kaliyattam (1998 Film)

    aka: Play of God, The

    Director
    Jayaraaj
    Producer
    K. Radhakrishnan

    Feature film based on Othello. Set against the background of the Theyyam festival in North Kerala. Kannan Perumalayn and Thamara, the daughter of the village head, fall in love and elope, Thamara defying her...

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  9. Samrat Lear (1997 Multimedia, Video)

    Director
    John Russell Brown

    Video recording of a Hindi-language adaptation of King Lear by the National School of Drama in New Delhi from a script by Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Chetan Pandit is Lear. A 1-minute clip from the production is...

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  10. Rui Ka Bojh (1997 Film)

    aka: The Weight of Cotton

    Director
    Subhash Agrawal

    Feature film with a plot inspired by King Lear. A self-respecting wise old man decides to divide his property among his family. He settles down with his youngest son and soon realises that without his wealth...

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