02 July, 2017
Based on a true story tracing the final few months before India's independence, the movie is expected to release on August 18 in India, around the same time, the country celebrates its 70th anniversary of Independence.
Communal clashes involving Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs are narrated as a human story. In the film, Huma Qureshi portrays the role of a Muslim woman, Aalia. However, they are separated as the borderlines are redrawn. This historical drama titled Viceroy's House for its release in the United Kingdom earlier this year in March, has been re-titled Partition: 1947 for the Indian audiences.
The first trailer of the Hindi version of Gurinder Chadha-directed Viceroy's House is out and has already garnered more than three lakh views within a day. "Here is the India poster for #ViceroysHouse now called #Partition1947 @GurinderC @TheManishDayal @hughbon @GillianA", she tweeted. Lord Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi, all come as characters in the film.
Gurinder Chadha along with Huma Qureshi was present at the trailer launch of their upcoming movie Partition: 1947. Huma Qureshi shared the film's official poster on her twitter account, the trailer of which will be out today at 6pm.
"Hugh is wonderful and of course, he is very talented".
Partition: 1947 was screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival as Viceroy's House.