New Delhi : The poster of the film is out. Based on a true story, the end of an empire and the birth of nations, the film is directed by Gurinder Chadha
The film poster of ‘Partition 1947’ is out now. It is based on the true story of the final months of British rule in India. Director Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Partition 1947’ will release on 18th August in theaters.
The film’s 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 director Gurinder, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as the ‘British Raj’ came to an end.
Huma Qureshi, who plays the role of Muslim girl who is the love interest of Hindu servant-soldier played by Manish Dayal, shared the poster on her Twitter account.
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.
The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon and Simon Callow as key civil servants. The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, and late Om Puri.
The film’s Hollywood title is ‘Viceroy’s House’.