To give the movie a bit more box office appeal there is a mills boon romance between two of the staff in the viceroys house a beautiful muslim secretary and a hindu valet also rather lovely. The film stars hugh bonneville gillian anderson manish dayal huma qureshi and michael gambon.
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As viceroy lord mountbatten arrives in delhi to oversee a transfer of power from britain to india in 1947 war looms between religious factions.
The viceroys house.
Viceroys house is a 2017 british indian historical drama film directed by gurinder chadha and written by paul mayeda berges moira buffini and chadha.
This soap opera element brings unavoidable echoes of the enormously superior jewel in the crown and a dash of upstairs downstairs which was one of the many addictive pleasures of downton.
It was selected to be screened out of competition at the 67th berlin international film festival.
Viceroys house is a fine history lesson mashed in with a so so romantic drama.
But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear india apart.
Gambon is the actors gold standard and anderson really outshines a lackluster turn by bonneville.
Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the viceroy s house mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power.
Directed by gurinder chadha viceroys house tells the true story of the final months of british rule in india.
Viceroys house in delhi was the home of the british rulers of india.
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