As the home of the British rulers of India, Viceroy’s House was a place that housed a variety of different characters. When British rule came to an end after three centuries in the late 1940s, Lord Mountbatten – great grandson of Queen Victoria – would serve as the last Viceroy and was in charge of handing India back to its people.
Director Gurinder Chadha has taken that story and brought it to the big screen in Viceroy’s House, co-writing the screenplay with Paul Mayeda Berges and Moira Buffini, with production from Chadha, Berges and Deepak Nayar.
Hugh Bonneville leads the cast as Lord Mountbatten, while Gillian Anderson plays his wife and a stellar cast consists of Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Lily Travers, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow and Om Puri.
Beautiful in both its setting and storytelling, we’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the film, which you can see below, hearing from those behind the movie and getting some exclusive glimpses into what you can expect when the flick gets its official release.
Deeply personal to director Chadha, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that took place when British rule came to an end, the film will explore all of those events through the prism of a marriage and a romance, taking a look into the world that is rarely seen.
Viceroy’s House hits cinemas across the UK on March 3, 2017.