Run time: 112 mins
This is a Stephen Frears take on the story of Victoria playing her Empress of India card. In the late 1880s she is said to have enjoyed the company of a tall, handsome Munshi: Abdul Karim. This is a flake of that yarn.
All you need to know: Judi Dench is Victoria with Eddie Izzard as the vexed Bertie (son & heir to become Edward VII) and the gorgeous Michael Gambon all supporting Ali Fazal as Abdul…. It is set in sunny breathtaking Scottish, English, Indian countryside and Osborne House Victoria’s own home on the IOW.
So come, lap it up and take the parts you like and believe what you think best. It’s the pictures, come and wallow in the majestic fantasy of it all…