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The Viceroy's House

Preview by Jack Foley

BASED on the true story of the final months of British rule in India, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House will release in the UK on Digital Download July 24, 2017 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 7, 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2x DVD copies!

The release coincides with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

After 300 years of British rulers, the last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, was charged with handing India back to its people. It is a story that is deeply personal to Gurinder, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as the Raj came to an end.

The film’s story unfolds within the great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten, his wife, Lady Mountbatten and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim, Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Om Puri (The Hundred Foot Journey, East Is East).

To be in with the chance of winning, just answer this question…

Q. The Independence of India happened in…

A) 1945
B) 1947
C) 1935

Simply send the answer to Viceroy’s House competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Viceroy’s House is available on Digital HD from July 24 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD from August 7, 2017.