Viceroy’s House Full Movie

Viceroy’s House

Original Name: Viceroy's House

Genre: Drama, History

Language: English

IMDB Rating: 6.4

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Release Date: 2017

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Download Viceroy’s House full movie and it is 2017 Hollywood Drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha. With the 70th anniversary of Indian independence looming, Viceroy’s House is a timely dramatization of that tumultuous night in August 1947 when Britain finally surrendered the “jewel in the crown” of its rapidly imploding Empire. The Punjabi-British director Gurinder Chadha drew on true events from her own family history to create this semi-fictionalized period piece, which takes place in and around the magnificent 340-room palace in New Delhi that has served as India’s seat of power for most of the last 100 years.

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Premiering in Berlin this week ahead of its U.K. theatrical launch in March, Viceroy’s House aspires to a kind of widescreen opulence that was once the preserve of old-school masters like David Lean. In the process, sadly, Chadha has distilled a fascinating and epic true story into a starchy, stuffy, sanitized period piece that never fully engages on an emotional or educational level. The subject matter alone will have built-in mass appeal, particularly across the South Asian subcontinent and the global desi community, but the overall dramatic treatment feels woefully clunky.

Viceroy’s House seeks to personalize the grand sweep of history by interweaving the high-level backstage horse-trading of British India’s last imperial ruler, Lord Louis Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville), with the more private dramas of the servants working in his palatial household. This upstairs-downstairs approach inevitably invites comparison with Downton Abbey, which also stars Bonneville as the benign patriarch of a grand mansion. The likeness is not flattering.