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Viceroy’s House

Director: Gurinder Chadra


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.

Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. 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.

These events are seen through the prism of a marriage - that of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten - and a romance - that between a young Hindu servant, Jeet, and his intended Muslim bride, Aalia. The young lovers find themselves caught up in the seismic end of Empire, in conflict with the Mountbattens and with their own communities, but never ever giving up hope.

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Please note: The screening of Viceroy's House on Thu 6 Mar at 2pm will be a subtitled screening with English language subtitles.


Distributor: Fox

Book Tickets Full Schedule
Fri 31 Mar - Thu 6 Apr

Running time:
1hr 46mins

F: £6.50 C: £5.50 Student: £4 ARC YP: £4