Hugh Bonneville in India

The road to independence has not been easy at all for India.

In 1947, Lord Louis Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) became Governor-General of British India. He is the last to hold this position; After nearly two hundred years of colonial rule, it was time for independence.

Viceroy’s house

Enter Mountbatten Viceroy’s house The task of managing this transition in the right direction. This is no easy task: there is a great division among his employees alone.

Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs argue a little. In the rest of the country, the conflict is more intense.

This led to the division of British India into India, where Hindus come to live, and Pakistan a “Muslim country”. This resulted in a large influx of refugees.

Sikhs and Hindus migrate from Pakistan to India, and Muslims take the opposite path. Director Gurinder Chadha wraps up that story in a decent film, emphasizing the roles of Mountbatten, his family, and his comrades.


Shatha scored with Viceroy’s house the first. It is the first film to be released in the UK in two different versions: the original in English and the other being fully spoken in Hindi.

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