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Viceroy’s House

Viceroy’s House

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.

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. 

Info
Country:

UK | India | Sweden | USA

Genre:

Biography, Drama, History

Director

Gurinder Chadha

Duration:

1h 46min

Writer

Paul Mayeda Berges

Date:

September 21, 2017

Category:

Distribution, dvd