Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow, Huma Qureshi, Lily Travers, Simon Williams, Sarah-Jane Dias, Samrat Chakrabarti, Darshan Jariwala & Om Puri
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Running Time: 106 minutes
Certificate: 12A - contains brief distressing images
Country: UK / India
"A drama of pomp, passion and spilt blood. Chadha’s house in India makes Buckingham Palace look like a shed, and where better to set an upstairs-downstairs tale of politicians and diplomats and their 500 servants during the final decadent days of Empire?"
- Kate Muir, The Times
In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.