West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical. Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. Plot. The story opens with the death of Ram His wife Janani realizes that her husband did not die naturally, as she finds his room stained with blood spatters.