- UK / India
- 106 min
- Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
- Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi
- UK release: 3 March 2017
Lord Louis Mountbatten (Bonneville) is to oversee Britain’s withdrawal from India and the ensuing partition, but he and his wife Edwina (Anderson) witness the violence erupting through the country. A below-stairs romance between Dayal and Qureshi is frustratingly insipid and the Indian characters are all unforgivably poorly drawn. Despite some good acting, timid and inert.
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Viceroy's House27 Feb 2017
Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson star in Gurinder Chadha's sluggish period drama
Without question, the Partition of India is a fascinating subject for a period drama. The moment when the British surrendered power in 1947 – leading to the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan – triggered displacement, violence and…
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