2.5

Viceroy's House

Drama History Biography Romance


 

Lord Mountbatten is the last Viceroy of India and charged with overseeing the country's transition to independence, an upheaval that displaced more than 14 million people.

"Viceroy's House" presents a behind the scenes version of the partitioning of India and Pakistan that's different to the accepted facts. History can be retold, but even so, it's mystifying why the director created a romance as the centre-piece of the tale. We're left with a movie that doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up, an historic drama, or a romance. It doesn't quite succeed as either genre. The Viceroy's flat.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 18th May 2017
Transmission Films 106 mins