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Viceroy's House

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson) arrive in Delhi. As viceroy, Mountbatten is supposed to release the British crown colony into independence. More than 500 Indian servants work in his palace, among them young Hindu Jeet (Manish Dayal), who unexpectedly meets his former sweetheart, beautiful Muslim Aalia (Huma Qureshi). Their love, however, is forbidden, as a union between members of the hostile religions is impossible. When Mountbatten establishes the new states of India and Pakistan, riots erupt. Jeet loses his family and his beloved Aalia...

With stunning pictures, VICEROY'S HOUSE tells the story of an (almost) impossible love. With great sensitivity, Indian-British director Gurinder Chadha ("Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging", "Bend it like Beckham") captures the dramatic circumstances of the partition of India after World War II. The film stars Hugh Bonneville ("Paddington," "Downton Abbey") and Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files," "The Last King of Scotland") as well as the great Michael Gambon ("Harry Potter," "The King's Speech") in the role of Hastings Ismay. Manish Dayal ("The Hundred-Foot Journey") and Huma Qureshi ("Gangs of Wasseypur") portray the loving couple, torn apart just like the whole country.


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Movie Info


Original Title Viceroy's House
Theatrical Release
Genres Drama, History, Romance
Country Of Production United Kingdom, India
Runtime 120 minutes


Director Gurinder Chadha
Screenplay Paul BergesMoira BuffiniGurinder Chadha
Producers Paul BergesGurinder ChadhaDeepak Nayar
Director of Photography Ben Smithard
Production Designer Laurence Dorman
Costume Designer Keith Madden
Editors Valerio BonelliVictoria Boydell


Lord Mountbatten Hugh Bonneville
Lady Edwina Mountbatten Gillian Anderson
Jeet Manish Dayal
Aalia Huma Qureshi

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