Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the glorious home of the British rulers of India. For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with returning India to its people.
Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife and daughter. Downstairs lived their 5,000 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats upstairs to wrangle over the birth of independent India and what was to become Partition, conflict erupted throughout the House. In a moment of history that demands to be wider understood, a catastrophic decision was taken that continues to shake our world.
- Type of film
- Gurinder Chadha
- Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Deepak Nayar
- Paul Ritchie, Pravesh Sahni
- Executive Producer
- Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan, Shibasish Sarkar, Natascha Wharton, Tim O’Shea
- Victoria Boydell
- Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini
- Director of Photography
- Ben Smithard
- Production Designer
- Laurence Dorman
- Principal Cast
- Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Om Puri, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Tanveer Ghani, Denzil Smith, Neeraj Kabi,Lily Travers, Jaz Deol, Sarah-Jane Dias