• Wednesday, December 06, 2023


Viceroy’s House sends timely ‘divide and rule’ message, says director Chadha

Viceroy’s House

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A new film exploring the partition of India will offer audiences a poignant reminder, 70 years on, that using politics to divide communities is nothing new, its British director says. Gurinder Chadha, whose grandparents lived through the violence that followed the birth of Pakistan in 1947, said it was important for her to mark the milestone with a film like Viceroy’s House. “The film is a timely reminder of what happens when politicians and leaders start using divide and rule,” she told Reuters in an interview. “Eventually, it leads to violence and it leads to death, and that doesn’t serve…

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