Viceroys House

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Viceroys House (12A) 106mins

Viceroy's House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film's story unfolds within that great house. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging) and starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson and Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow, Om Puri, Simon Williams and Huma Qureshi.

‘Gurinder Chadha delivers a lavish yet heartfelt account of the household caught in the middle of India’s partition’  The Guardian

‘a dash of Downton, a sprinkle of Gandhi…Viceroy’s House is very good indeed’  Mail On Sunday

‘a drama of pomp, passion and spilt blood’  The Times

'where better to set an upstairs-downstairs tale of diplomats and their 500 servants during the last decadent days of the the Raj'  The Times

'This is easily Chadha's most ambitious film to date, and her best in a long time'  Daily Telegraph

'a nimble and watchable period drama' The Guardian

'A vivid and coherent account of an impossibly complex period of Indian history which is driven by fine performances by Dayal, Bonneville and, particularly, Anderson'  Screen International

'gripping... a must-see'  Psychologies

'moving and epic'  Saga

'stunning...everyone must see this film'  Readers Weekly


TO WATCH THE TRAILER PLEASE CLICK HERE


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Viceroys House (12A) 106mins

Viceroy's House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film's story unfolds within that great house. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging) and starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson and Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow, Om Puri, Simon Williams and Huma Qureshi.

‘Gurinder Chadha delivers a lavish yet heartfelt account of the household caught in the middle of India’s partition’  The Guardian

‘a dash of Downton, a sprinkle of Gandhi…Viceroy’s House is very good indeed’  Mail On Sunday

‘a drama of pomp, passion and spilt blood’  The Times

'where better to set an upstairs-downstairs tale of diplomats and their 500 servants during the last decadent days of the the Raj'  The Times

'This is easily Chadha's most ambitious film to date, and her best in a long time'  Daily Telegraph

'a nimble and watchable period drama' The Guardian

'A vivid and coherent account of an impossibly complex period of Indian history which is driven by fine performances by Dayal, Bonneville and, particularly, Anderson'  Screen International

'gripping... a must-see'  Psychologies

'moving and epic'  Saga

'stunning...everyone must see this film'  Readers Weekly


TO WATCH THE TRAILER PLEASE CLICK HERE


PLAY TRAILER play trailer