God save the king
Classic Elsternwick - Wednesday 31 May 2017, 7:10pm
Running time: 106m
Country: United Kingdom / India
Classification: PG (Mild themes)
Release date: 18/05/17
Rating: 7/10 (ME 3/5, DP 4/5)
Lord and Lady Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Andrerson) arrive in India to oversee Britain's withdrawal from India. But it's a time of political and social unrest with the emergence of Pakistan and a country torn apart on religious ideology.
Viceroy's House is a sweeping historic epic which explores a significant moment in history that both of us were a little patchy about. There's a romantic side plot (with Manish Davai and Huma Quereshi in the middle of a bizarre love triangle) which draws the focus away from the political machinations and on to the human experience. The cinematography is stunning and the large cast bring to life a story that is both tragic and optimistic. Enjoyable.