Viceroy's House ★★★½

A sprawling story of the final months of British rule over India in 1947, Viceroy's House attempts to mix the political and the personal with varying degrees of success. Paul Mayeda Berges, director Gurinder Chadha, and Moira Buffini's screenplay is most effective in whittling down the debate over the future of an independent India, which has spent three centuries as part of the British Empire. The core of the conversation is how to resolve the religious conflict that has escalated in the country, as centuries of British legislation has engendered the separation of Hindus and Sikhs from a minority Muslim population. From either a political or a moral perspective, there's no right answer here, and the film is steadfast in ensuring that we understand that reality.

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