Viceroy’s House

Viceroy’s House
Digital Release Date:
6th September 2017

Release Date:
20th September 2017

India 1947 – after 300 years of British rule, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) arrives as the country’s last viceroy to hand back power to the Indian people. However, as religious and social unrest spreads across the country, it seems division is inevitable. As Mountbatten argues the consequences with Indian leaders Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi, the effects of Partition are felt by all – not least the 500 staff working at the Viceroy’s home, particularly Hindu valet Jeet (Manish Dayal) and his Muslim sweetheart Aalia (Huma Qureshi). Director Gurinder Chadha deftly weaves the political, historical and romantic threads together to create a richly illuminating tapestry.