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Viceroy's House

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Viceroy's House 2016 12

106 mins France Director. Gurinder Chadha

Set during the Partition of India in 1947, the film follows life inside the Viceroy’s House where Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife Lady Edwina (Gillian Anderson) are set on the impossible task of ensuring a smooth political transition; while an impossible love story develops between Muslim interpreter Aaalia (Huma Qureshi) and Hindu servant Jeet (Manish Dayal).

Gurinder Chadha’s passion project was in gestation for many years before finally going into production and the director’s personal investment seeps through every frame of this sweeping tale. Skilfully manoeuvring between the plot’s romantic elements and its fascinating historical backdrop, Chadha offers a timely reminder of her worth as a vital voice in British cinema.

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Directed by

Gurinder Chadha


Gillian Anderson

Hugh Bonneville

Manish Dayal




Backed by BFI Features South Asian Britain on Film


12 brief distressing images





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