Viceroy's House (12)

Director Gurinder Chadha. Drama/History

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. ""Excellent film - broad sweep of History, mixed with a human interest. The Audience sat in silence at the end as they watched the credits roll""

Starring Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

It taught us a great deal about the subject. An enjoyable history lesson

Excellent film. We had low turnout so nearly cancelled but a 90 year old arrived who had been there at time of the Partition so we had to show it. He was totally blown away by film. Excellent film.

Very well received by audience. Highly recommend though some people found accents a bit difficult to understand.

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