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New Dehli in March 1947. The huge and stately Viceroy's Palace is like a beehive. Its five hundred employees are busy preparing the coming of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who has just been appointed new (and last) viceroy of India by prime minister Clement Attlee. Mountbatten, whose difficult task consists in overseeing the transition of British India to independence, arrives at the Palace, accompanied by his Edwina, his liberal-minded wife and by his eighteen-year-old daughter Pamela. Meanwhile, in the staff quarters, a love story is born between Jeet, a Hindu, and Aalia, a Muslim beauty. Things will prove difficult - not to say very difficult - both on the geopolitical and personal level. Written by
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This film tells the story of Lord Mountbatten and his wife, who were sent to India to prepare for the British government leaving India, giving India independence. The process is an unenviable task as the conflicts gets tough and bloody.
I have only a superficial knowledge of India's independence, so I am quite shocked to see the bloody history in a more detailed manner. One thing that is great is that Lord Mountbatten is very dedicated to his job, and his wife Edwina is very much ahead of her times and reject racism thoroughly. The love story caught in the middle of a conflict is engaging, and the conflict itself is very sad. I enjoyed watching "Viceroy's House".
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