The true story of Lord Mountbatten, when in 1947 he assumed the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.
This drama charts the life inside Viceroy’s House, the sumptuous Delhi home of the British rulers of India, and the momentous political decisions that led to the Partition of India. For six months, iconic British statesmen Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) assumed the post of last Viceroy, and had the responsibility of working out the details of Indian independence and simultaneous British withdrawal.
Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife (Gillian Anderson) and daughter, downstairs lived their 5,000 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats upstairs to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted throughout the House as a new India is broken apart into three countries (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). Co-stars Michael Gambon, Simon Callow and Manish Dayal and directed by ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ director Gurinder Chadha.