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Viceroy`s House

Viceroy`s House

18 Aug, 2017
1 hrs 47 mins
482 votes
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After 300 years, the British Raj was coming to an end. For six 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 the Viceroy's House in Delhi, where Mountbatten lived upstairs with his wife and daughter, along with 500 of their Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh servants, who lived downstairs. 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.

Viceroy's House tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India.
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The summer of 1947 was especially hot, hottest in 75 years. One man who had never set foot in India before was brought in his double-breasted suit to work with a team and, in five weeks, draw a line dividing the country into two. ...Read full review
The intention seems sincere, but this historical drama about the 1947 partitioning of the British Indian Empire is weighted down by a verbose script, leaden direction and a tacked-on fictional romance straight out of a Z-grade Bollywood melodrama. ...Read full review
Our time frame for leaving wont work! exclaims Lady Mountbatten, for a moment overwhelmed by the task of quitting India in 1947. Something familiar about that? As well as an enjoyably soapy and cheekily Downtonised view of history, director Gurinder Chadha could be offering a satirical stab at what Indexit meant to a country about to split into two as a punitive condition of liberty. ...Read full review
The British-Indian director Gurinder Chadha wasnt yet born when the supposedly peaceful transfer of power from Britain to India took place in 1947, but the ensuing horrors of Partition engulfed her Sikh relatives and swept them up in devastation. One of her aunts, a mere child, starved to death. ...Read full review
If its Gurinder Chadha directing the film, viewers are bound to go expecting a crossover cinema at par with her previous works including Bend It Like Beckham, Bhaji On The Beach and Pride and Prejudice. But the latest offering, Viceroys House, doesnt stand as tall. ...Read full review