Huma Qureshi’s upcoming film Partition 1947 is based on India Pakistan partition and the feelings and trauma peoples faced at that time.
After 300 years, the British Raj was coming to an end. For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within the Viceroy’s House in Delhi, where Mountbatten lived upstairs with his wife and daughter, along with 500 of their Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh servants, who lived downstairs. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah, and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.
Partition: 1947 tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India.
British-Indian historical drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha and written by Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, and Chadha. The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, and Michael Gambon. It has been selected to be screened out of competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
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English version of film was Viceroy’s House is released in the United Kingdom on 3 March 2017.The film was dubbed in Hindi titled Partition: 1947 and is scheduled to release on 18 August 2017.