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Viceroy's House (2017)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 1 September 2017 (USA)
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The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director:

Gurinder Chadha

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Paul Mayeda Berges (screenplay by), Gurinder Chadha (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Bonneville ... Lord Louis Mountbatten
Gillian Anderson ... Lady Edwina Mountbatten
Manish Dayal ... Jeet Kumar
Huma Qureshi ... Aalia Noor
Michael Gambon ... Lord Lionel 'Pug' Ismay
Om Puri ... Ali Rahim Noor
David Hayman ... Ewart
Simon Callow ... Cyril Radcliffe
Denzil Smith ... Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Neeraj Kabi ... Mahatma Gandhi
Tanveer Ghani ... Jawaharlal Nehru
Lily Travers ... Pamela Mountbatten
Jaz Deol ... Duleep Singh (as Jaskiranjit Deol)
Arunoday Singh ... Asif
Roberta Taylor ... Miss Reading
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Storyline

New Dehli in March 1947. The huge and stately Viceroy's Palace is like a beehive. Its five hundred employees are busy preparing the coming of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who has just been appointed new (and last) viceroy of India by prime minister Clement Attlee. Mountbatten, whose difficult task consists of overseeing the transition of British India to independence, arrives at the Palace, accompanied by Edwina, his liberal-minded wife and Pamela, his eighteen-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, in the staff quarters, a love story is born between Jeet, a Hindu, and Aalia, a Muslim beauty. Things will prove difficult - not to say very difficult - both on the geopolitical and personal level. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

UK | India | Sweden

Language:

Punjabi | Hindi | English

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,134, 3 September 2017

Gross USA:

$1,105,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,823,256
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (newsreel archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based broadly on real historical events, with added fictional personal and romantic dramatic elements. The main events take place in 1947, with further textual and visual references to historical events in 1948-1950. See more »

Goofs

A huge red carpet is shown being rolled down a stone staircase just as the Viceroy's carriage is arriving. However, this would have to be done much earlier due to the time it takes to fold the heavy carpet into each step for people to climb up. See more »

Quotes

Ewart: It's worse than Glasgow on a Saturday night!
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Referenced in Adelaide's Silver Screens (2017) See more »

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A history lesson but a good one
31 January 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

A history lesson but a good one. Gurinder Chada's "Viceroy's House" is about the British withdrawl from India and the eventual partition of the country and it's a highly intelligent picture, full of good talk. In order to sell it to a wider market there's a 'Romeo and Juliet' style love story between two young Indians that makes up a fairly substantial subplot though it is the divisions that exist between the Hindu and Muslim staff that provides the film's real interest.

Cast as Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, Hugh Bonneville brings more than a touch of Downton Abbey to the Viceroy's House though Gillian Anderson is outstanding as Lady Edwina while the entire supporting cast deserve kudos. Hardly likely to set the multiplexes alight on a Saturday night this is still well worth seeking out.


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