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Judge Juhi: Viceroy’s House and Rangoon

Viceroy’s House has so far received lukewarm reviews.

By: Sarwar Alam

VICEROY’S HOUSE Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Gillian Anderson, Om Puri and Huma Qureshi Director: Gurinder Chadha THE latest film from British director Gurinder Chadha is a partition-set drama in the weeks leading up to India and Pakistan being divided under the watchful eye of the last Viceroy. While the Viceroy is trying his best to stop the split and then to make it a peaceful one, we get a glimpse of peripheral people affected by the events ranging from two lovers being torn apart to leaders on a mission to divide the nations. What had the potential to be an eye-opening chapter of history is let down by a tired screenplay weighed down with too many clichés. Most of the characters just aren’t…

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