I'd heard about Shakespeare Wallah for years and after getting the wonderful new DVD of Room with a View, thought I ought to see how it all started. What a disappointment. Even making allowances for its age, the plot seems leaden and the acting little better. I'm amazed this is the film that "made" Felicity Kendal, before she became famous with The Good Life.
The one surprise, for me at any rate, is the superb performance of Madhur Jaffrey, who I only knew through her Indian recipe books. When she's not in shot, the film drags a bit.