2 items from 2017
Viceroy’s House, 2017.
Directed by Gurinder Chadha.
Lord Mountbatten, as the last appointed Viceroy of India in 1947, is tasked with handing the country back to its people after 300 years of British imperial rule. His and his family’s hopes for a smooth transition come under immense pressure as the traumatic reality of Partition becomes apparent.
Viceroy’s House is, at heart, a well-meaning and carefully balanced film about a particularly bloody chapter of India and Pakistan’s shared history – Partition. Director and screenwriter Gurinder Chadha, alongside her co-writers Moira Buffini and frequent collaborator Paul Mayeda Berges, has taken great pains to ensure a largely sympathetic re-telling of all sides of this history, but perhaps sacrifices some of the film’s bite in the process. It is, however, still an engaging and visually stunning piece of cinema. »
- Tori Brazier
Eros Now, the cutting edge digital over-the-top (Ott) platform of leading Indian studio, Eros International has just announced the premiere of its path breaking original, Salute Siachen on 15th January, Army Day. This first ever celebrity expedition carried out (in association with Htc) to the world’s second longest glacier and highest battlefield was to honor the Indian Army and salute their selfless contribution to the country.
The five-part series shot by the nine celebrity participants on Htc phones takes you through a whirlwind of emotions as they embark upon the toughest journey of their life. The 20-day trek saw popular faces from different walks of life come together to salute the Indian Army.
Bollywood actors Arjun Rampal, Arunoday Singh, sports personalities – cricketer Rudra Pratap Singh and hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki, TV heartthrob Rannvijay Singha along with Namrata Gujaran, Hasan Zaidi, Shlok Sharma and Sonnalli Seygall battled out extreme weather »
- Stacey Yount
2 items from 2017
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