Viceroy’s house / Partition 1947 (Hindi version) is an upcoming English/Hindi film directed by Gurinder Chadha. Viceroy’s house was released in the United Kingdom on March 3, 2017. The story of the film revolves around the man who was appointed as the last Viceroy of India, right before India got the freedom from British Empire in 1947. Lord Louis Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) was the last high ranking officer from British empire who ruled India for 200 years and after 1942, even Britishers got aware that they can’t sustain their rule for long now. Lord Louis was considered as one of the best viceroys India had ever seen because he was very supportive of the country men.
India hadn’t taken a breath of freedom in 200 years, that’s about 4 generations and the country was crippled, it did not know how to stand on its own. Lord Louis worked towards leaving a country to its countrymen in a way that they would know how to run it by empowering the people of this country and this is the plot of the film. Star of Downtown Abbey Hugh Bonneville gives an astonishing performance very accurately of a man who is part of modern history and also understanding India to its roots. Huma Qureshi and rest of the star cast made their presence felt strongly in the chaotic atmosphere of this film.
Gurinder Chadha has previously directed Bend it like Beckham and many other films, she was the most acclaimed women director working in the field of cinema. Both the versions of the film have been given enough strength to provide the fascination of a second biggest massacre in the world after Holocaust. Viceroy’s House/Partition 1947 is a highly important film and should be seen on a wide scale.