Gurinder Chadha presents a period film this time round, from the perspective of the Mountbatten family. Always a touchy subject, the partition is seen from the stories of staff inside The Viceroys House.
Palatial and luxurious, it has its own political dynamic, which is threatened by the eminent handover of the country. While the destiny of India is battled out by the leaders, a romance blossoms.
It’s a delicate tale told with dignity, without getting caught up in the violence and gore of the time. The film has a strong cast which delivers on every count.
A well made film which is a departure from the directors usual style and technique.