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o t British-In­dian his­tor­i­cal drama Viceroy’s House

Star­ring Hugh Bon­neville and Gil­lian An­der­son as Lord and Lady Mount­bat­ten, and set against an ex­otic and lav­ish back­drop at the time of the Raj, the pow­er­ful new film Viceroy’s House tells the in­cred­i­ble true story of the fi­nal months of British rule in In­dia and is a cel­e­bra­tion of the re­silience of the hu­man spirit. The film’s re­lease will co­in­cide with the 70th an­niver­sary of the in­de­pen­dence of In­dia and the found­ing of Pak­istan.

The Viceroy’s House was the home of the British rulers of In­dia. Charged with hand­ing In­dia back to its peo­ple, the Mount­bat­tens lived up­stairs, where the po­lit­i­cal elite wran­gled over the birth of in­de­pen­dent In­dia. Down­stairs, among the 500 Hindu, Mus­lim and Sikh ser­vants, the so­cial im­pact of this di­vide is re­flected through the eyes of a pair of young lovers whose sweep­ing ro­mance is for­bid­den.

Viceroy’s House will be in cinemas na­tion­wide from 3 March, but YOU read­ers can see it first and free at 20 cin­ema screen­ings tak­ing place across the UK on Wed­nes­day 22 Fe­bru­ary. To see the trailer go to mailon­

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