About Hamlet – The Clown Prince
‘Hamlet, the Clown Prince’ is an award winning stage performance that has travelled the world to critical acclaim. It won awards in 5 categories during the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards in 2009 - Best Director for Rajat Kapoor, Best Play and Best Costume Design (Tanya Ghavri).
A group of clowns are performing a show on the Shakespeare classic - Hamlet. They find new meaning in the source material, mix it all up and create something unique. They make a mess of things in a manner that seems that they got the page mixed up. Through all the madness, they find the essence of Hamlet and its place in our modern times. Directed by:
Rajat Kapoor Cast:
Atul Kumar, Vinay Pathak, Puja Sarup, Rachel D`Souza, Sujay Saple, Neil Bhoopalam and Namit Das Platinum Sponsor:
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Cast Rajat Kapoor
started his career in theatre with the Delhi based Chingari. He gained his big break in mainstream Bollywood cinema as Preity Zinta's uncle in Dil Chahta Hai. He is a highly accomplished theatre director and film director. Rajat Kapoor has won numerous awards in his career including three National Film Awards. His latest film Ankhon Dekhi opened to great critical acclaim. Vinay Pathak
is a highly versatile actor known for his comic timing and his serious film roles. In this part of the world, he is famous as Shah Rukh Khan's best friend in the film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Reviews for Hamlet - The Clown Prince "The Clown Prince is an entertaining fare because it provides a refreshingly creative outlook on Shakespearean tragedy" - The Times of India "It’s a novel solution, not to mention an extremely entertaining one. Working on different levels, ‘Hamlet — The Clown Prince’ caters to everyone from Shakespeare aficionados to comedy lovers." - The Hindu