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Viceroy’s House



Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Manish Dayal, Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson
Year: 2017

I’m completely fine with Hugh Bonneville being type cast as the friendly English duke/earl/lord/viceroy/whathaveyou until further notice, because he’s both perfect at it and I love to see it. As Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey he was wonderful, that show is one of my all-time favorites, and he’s back for a very similar role in Viceroy’s House, although with much more politics and much larger issues on the table. This film is a look at history with a PBS flare, at least at first, before it settles into a romance against a backdrop of geopolitical change. That’s quite a shift, but that’s basically what Downton do…Read the entire review


By Max Schindler