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Viceroy’s House (12A)

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Drama starring Hugh Bonneville as Lord Mountbatten.
In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs. The film examines these events through the prism of a marriage – that of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten, and a romance, that between a young Hindu servant, Jeet, and his intended Muslim bride, Aalia. 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.

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Directed by
Gurinder Chadha
Cast members
Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Om Puri, Simon Callow
Running time
126 minutes

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