Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson star in this historical drama set during the Partition of India. From the writer-director of Bend It Like Beckham.

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten (Bonneville) assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

2016Rating: PG, Mild themes106 minsUK, India
DramaHistorical
97%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Viceroy’s House is a costume drama, tragic history lesson, and star-crossed love story all rolled into one. It’s based on fascinating facts, with a top-notch cast (including Michael Gambon, Simon Callow and the late, great, Om Puri), lashings of lush scenery, impeccable suits, divine dresses, and sumptuous cinematography. But grand themes, sumptuous cinematography and good intentions do not necessarily an engaging movie make.

3.0

A superbly produced epic about the last Raj

While the period-drama is an excellent medium for ‘learning’ history, stories of the past have better box-office prospects when fact and fiction are combined. Many films in this genre invent a love-story to humanise the bigger narrative and for this reason the exquisitely made Viceroy’s House (2017) combines two stories in one film: a sweeping historical...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

"Viceroy's House" clumsily merges a waxworks biographical study of Lord Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten ... with a passionless Romeo-and-Juliet romance between two of their servants caught in the fray.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Clumsily fuses political drama with romantic melodrama.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Viceroy's House is no very profound work, but it is a nimble and watchable period drama.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

If you liked The Hundred Foot Journey then Viceroy's House is of a similar ilk, boasting high-profile actors whose characters deliver an underwhelming tale.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

There's a lovely mix of seriousness and dry British wit, and the settings and landscape are beautifully captured.

Newsroom

Newsroom

press

A curious beast, and a not entirely successfully executed one.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Too quaint, too polite, too focused on the light comedy rather than the terrifying drama.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Chadha has distilled a fascinating and epic true story into a starchy, stuffy, sanitised period piece that never fully engages on an emotional or educational level.

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Viceroy’s House is a costume drama, tragic history lesson, and star-crossed love story all rolled into one. It’s based on fascinating facts, with a top-notch cast (including Michael Gambon, Simon Callow and the late, great, Om Puri), lashings of lush scenery, impeccable suits, divine dresses, and sumptuous cinematography. But grand themes, sumptuous cinematography and good intentions do not necessarily an engaging movie make.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

"Viceroy's House" clumsily merges a waxworks biographical study of Lord Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten ... with a passionless Romeo-and-Juliet romance between two of their servants caught in the fray.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Clumsily fuses political drama with romantic melodrama.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Viceroy's House is no very profound work, but it is a nimble and watchable period drama.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

If you liked The Hundred Foot Journey then Viceroy's House is of a similar ilk, boasting high-profile actors whose characters deliver an underwhelming tale.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

There's a lovely mix of seriousness and dry British wit, and the settings and landscape are beautifully captured.

Newsroom

Newsroom

press

A curious beast, and a not entirely successfully executed one.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Too quaint, too polite, too focused on the light comedy rather than the terrifying drama.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Chadha has distilled a fascinating and epic true story into a starchy, stuffy, sanitised period piece that never fully engages on an emotional or educational level.

A superbly produced epic about the last Raj

While the period-drama is an excellent medium for ‘learning’ history, stories of the past have better box-office prospects when fact and fiction are combined. Many films in this genre invent a love-story to humanise the bigger narrative and for this reason the exquisitely made Viceroy’s House (2017) combines two stories in one film: a sweeping historical...

4.0