Viceroy’s House trailer – March 3 – independence and partition

Viceroy's House trailer
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Viceroy’s House tells of India’s independence and partition 70 years ago  – Watch the dramatic and colourful trailer about how the transition unfolded.  Arrives in British cinemas March 3

This is how it goes

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. They live upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

It was not a smooth handover.  The hand-over led to the partition of Pakistan

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Writers: Paul Mayeda Berges (script), Paul Mayeda Berges

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal Huma Qureshi,

Newsbites:

Guardian: At one stage, Lord and Lady Mountbatten earnestly promise each other that they will “stay on” after independence. Of course they didn’t but it is a moment that recalls the expatriate melancholy of Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet. Viceroy’s House is no very profound work, but it is a nimble and watchable period drama.

Variety:  Viceroy’s House clumsily merges a waxworks biographical study of Lord Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, the last Viceroy and Vicereine appointed to oversee the British handover of India, with a passionless Romeo-and-Juliet romance between two of their servants caught in the fray

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