Title: Viceroy’s House
Rating: NR
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, and Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, and Michael Gambon
Release Date: 9/1/2017
Running Time: 106 minutes

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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. Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife and daughter. Downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants.

As the political elite took their seats to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict
erupted throughout the House and a catastrophic decision was taken with global repercussions. Partition – the decision to divide India and create the new Muslim homeland of Pakistan – led to the largest mass migration in human history.


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Dedication: This film is dedicated to all those who died and to all those who survived partition including this mother who fled Pakistan for India with her children (picture shown). Her baby daughter starved to death on the road. After an 18 month search, she was found by her husband in a refugee camp and the family was reunited. Her granddaughter is the director of this film.