CastleDrama: Viceroy's House
Depicting the Viceroy's House, the seat of the British administration, as a micro cosmos of everything happening in the lead up of the division of the Indian subcontinent, the movie is at other times a fine fleeting history lesson on the creation of independent India and Pakistan. However, for the struggles, death and displacement of more than ten million people, the film ends up remaining too squeaky clean in the run up to the inevitable for my taste. "Viceroy's House" is no epic, yet entertaining and fascinating. But in the end, I couldn't help but feel that intertwining the romantic love story of an Indian Muslim girl and a young Hindu boy with the bigger picture of Lord Mounbatten's role (or non-active-role as the film claims) in the partition of India was a task too big with non given the justice it deserved.