Viceroy's House
First screened in September 2017
Director: Gurinder Chadha. Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Gillian Anderson, Huma Qureshi, Om Puri, Lily Travers, Tanveer Ghani, Denzil Smith, Simon Callow, Neeraj Kabi, Jaz Deol, David Hayman, Sarah-Jane Dias. Screenplay: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, and Moira Buffini.

Twitter Capsule: Heart in the right place. Head less clearly situated. Never sees as far into characters or history as it wants to.

Second Capsule: Shaky at times and feels a bit rushed but I respected this more on second pass, especially its edge-of-chaos end.

VOR:   The legacy of Partition retains all its urgency. Valuable if somewhat hoary attempt to weight Indian characters as fully as the English.

Photo © 2017 IFC Films/Ingenious/
BBC Films/Bend It Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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