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A British Shakespearean acting troupe led by Mr. and Mrs. Buckingham travels through India. One day, after a performance for a maharaja, the troupe's car breaks down on a desolate road. A wealthy young Indian, Sanju, comes to their aid and lodges them at his uncle's estate for the night. When the troupe leaves the following day, Sanju follows them, for he has fallen in love with Lizzie, the Buckingham's daughter. Life for the British in India is hard, and the troupe finds it increasingly difficult to obtain engagements. Sanju's former girl friend, Manjula, a film star, is jealous of Sanju's love for Lizzie and persuades him to take her to see Lizzie perform. Manjula's arrival excites the audience and stops the play. At another performance, Sanju starts a fight because the audience catcalls Lizzie, and the performance comes to an abrupt end. Sanju finally decides that he could not adjust himself to marriage to an actress from the West. Their romance ends, and the Buckinghams send Lizzie back to England.