Viceroy's House

The end of an empire. The birth of two nations.


Viceroy's House
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. The film examines those events through the prism of a marriage - that of the Mountbattens - and a romance - that between a young Hindu servant, and his intended Muslim bride. The young lovers find themselves caught up in the seismic end of Empire, in conflict with the Mountbattens and with their own communities, but never ever giving up hope...

107 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

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These costumes are so tedious...
These costumes are so tedious...

Credits

Cast
Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Michael Gambon, Om Puri
Director
Gurinder Chadha
ScreenplayPaul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, Gurinder Chadha
MusicA.R. Rahman
CinematographyBen Smithard
EditingValerio Bonelli, Victoria Boydell
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byBBC Films, Bend It Films, Film i Väst, Ingenious, Pathé

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityLow impact, thematic, infrequent
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate, fairly frequent
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Stephen Dalton quote iconStarchy, stuffy, sanitised history.
5
Die Burger
Marguerite van Wyk quote iconSwanesang van imperiale Indieë
10
Rottentomatoes critics
39 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
15

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
562 users
13
Internet
1101 Netizens quote iconTouches my heart.
13

Average .. 57%

11

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