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Viceroy's House

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Synopsis

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.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Director
Gurinder Chadha
Producer
Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Deepak Nayar
Co-Producer
Paul Ritchie, Pravesh Sahni
Executive Producer
Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan, Shibasish Sarkar, Natascha Wharton, Tim O’Shea
Editor
Victoria Boydell
Screenwriter
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

Production Company

Pathé (UK), Reliance (IN), BBC Films (UK), Ingenious (UK) and BFI (UK) presentation of a Bend It Films/Deepak Nayar Production in association with the FilmVast (SE) and Filmgate Films (SE).

Pathé UK
6 Ramillies Street
London
W1F 7TY
+44 (0)20 7323 5151
reception.desk@pathe-uk.com
http://www.pathe.co.uk

BBC Films
BBC Broadcasting House
7th Floor, Zone A
Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA
+44 (0)20 3614 4445
bbcfilms@bbc.co.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Bend It Films
2nd Floor
130 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 5EU

Sales
Company

Pathé International
2, rue Lamennais
75008 Paris
France
+33 1 71 72 33 05
sales@patheinternational.com
http://www.patheinternational.com