|Produced by:||Stage Film Company, Bombay|
|Color:||Black and white|
|Story & Script:||Mehdi Ahsan from his Urdu adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’|
|Cast:||Sohrab Modi (Hamlet), Naseem Banu (Ophelia), Shamshad Begum, Ghulam Hussain, Obali Mai, Fazal Karim, Eruch Tarapore, Ghulam Mohiyuddin, Rampiyari, Gauhar, B.Pawar|
This was the first adaptation of a Shakespearan drama in Indian cinema. Largely a filmed version of a stage performance of the play, the film contains a towering performance by Sohrab Modi in the central role of Hamlet, and is an astute adaptation of the original Shakespeare play. The film marked the feature debut of Naseem Banu, as Ophelia.