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Viceroy’s House

Gurinder Chadha

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United Kingdom-India, 2017, 105 min.
director – Gurinder Chadha
producers – Deepak Nayar, Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges
script – Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges and Moira Buffini
based on the books “Freedom at Midnight” by Larry Collins and Dominic Lapierre and
“The Shadow of the Great-Game – The Untold Story of Partition” by Narendra Singh Sarila
camera – Ben Smithard
editors – Victoria Boydell and Valerio Bonelli
music – A.R. Rahman
production designer – Laurence Dorman
castume designer – Keith Madden
A PATHE/RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT/BBC FILMS/INGENIOUS MEDIA/BFI/
BEND IT FILMS/DEEPAK NAYAR co-production
intl. sales – PATHE INTL.
cast:
Hugh Bonneville (Lord Louis Mountbatten), Gillian Anderson (Lady Edwina Mountbatten), Manish Dayal (Jeet Kumar), Huma Qureshi (Aalia Noor), Om Puri (Ali Rahim Noor), Michael Gambon (General Lionel Ismay), Simon Callow (Cyril Radcliffe), Neeraj Kabi (Mahatma Gandhi), Tanveer Ghani (Jawaharlal Nehru), Denzil Smith (Muhammad Ali Jinnah)


It’s 1947 and British colonial rule in India is coming to an end. Queen Victoria’s great-grandson Lord Mountbatten moves with his wife and daughter for six months into the Viceroy’s House in Delhi. As the last viceroy it’s his task to oversee the country’s transition to independence. Soon, violence erupts between Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, which also affects the 500 staff working at the viceroy’s palace. The love between Jeet, a young Hindu servant, and Aalia, a Muslim woman working at the palace, is in danger of being engulfed by the tumultuous events and their own conflicts with their respective religious communities.
Seventy years ago the country was partitioned into Muslim Pakistan and secular India. In her historical drama, director Gurinder Chadha, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events after the end of the British Empire, examines the political background to what occurred. What role did Lord Mountbatten and his wife play? And how did the negotiations go among the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – when they met at the Viceroy’s House and quarrelled over the path to independence?

Screenings:
Saturday, 25 November 2017, 17:30, Euro Cinema
Sunday, 26 November 2017, 18:30, Lumiere Lidl

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