The Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. 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. 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 is both epic and intimate and deeply personal to Chadha. Dir. Gurinder Chadha, UK, 2016, 106 mins. Cast. Gillian Anderson, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi.
Dates & Times
Viceroy’s House (12A)
Plymouth Arts CinemaPlymouth Arts Cinema, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT01752 206114