The end of an empire. The birth of two nations.
These costumes are so tedious...
Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day. The film examines those events through the prism of a marriage - that of the Mountbattens - and a romance - that between a young Hindu servant, and his intended Muslim bride. The young lovers find themselves caught up in the seismic end of Empire, in conflict with the Mountbattens and with their own communities, but never ever giving up hope...
107 minutes, Parental Guidance 10-12 (Prejudice)
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit
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Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Michael Gambon, Om Puri
|Screenplay||Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, Gurinder Chadha|
|Editing||Valerio Bonelli, Victoria Boydell |
|Produced by||BBC Films, Bend It Films, Film i Väst, Ingenious, Pathé|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Nudity||Low impact, thematic, infrequent|
|Violence||Mild to moderate, fairly frequent|
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|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarStephen Dalton ||5|
|Die BurgerMarguerite van Wyk ||10|
|IMDB1101 Netizens ||13|
|Average .. 57%||11|
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