The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award® winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
. Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Great movie. Very interesting. Something different. Why such lousy reviews?
She has made me hate her and love her at the same time in some of her character rolls. She has always been one saucy Brit to me. I love the portrayal of one of the best queens besides our current saucy reigning royal herself. But I like the indifference that they show on the screen and how it was for Abdul to serve the queen. It was heart felt and sometimes funny. Definitely an untold story that needed a little light on it.
such a weird combination of a few sweet moment with sick comedy. way below Judi Dench. what the British empire did to India is made trite. there are several quite well known actors in this movie and they must have all needed money.
I loved this movie very much!
It’s a part of history that wasn’t in the textbooks. And I like Dame Dench as well!
It is what it is. I liked it. The wife liked it. The mother in-law liked it.
This movie I will remember for long time . One of the Best movies I saw recently . Great acting . Beautiful scenery and Actors. Quinn Victoria - 😍
Despite that the actors played a great act representing their roles, the story has some non accurate details regarding what women's been wearing in India that era, the black custom Worn by Abdul’s wife and mother in law was historically not accurate, As this black outfit covering head to toe is only part of a culture at the Arabian Peninsula, while women's at Persia and India have totally a different outfits representing their cultures. However, this kind f outfit is only spreading to Persia, India and rest of Asia at the last 3 decades. The movie showed how the British society emerged during the last 100 years from a closed minded state and prejudice to an open minded society. In general, the movies represented the last years of Victoria.
I loved it from the beginning it was interesting. Playful,serious,funny,interesting history. I’ going to rent this to show my family. The friend that went with me liked it too. I cried and laughed. No bad language,no sex,family friendly. A all around great movie.
I thought it was a good movie and great entertainment. Well worth it. ShatterSafe
In the beginning, I thought, oh jeez, what did I rent. Once you get into the movie and the story starts to unfold, it was quite interesting. She was a tough old broad and had no problem telling you she was.
There is always tow sides of a coin, and you get to see the side that is not shown here ! This movie is about a human experience !
Dame Judy Dench was in her element. She put on a great performance. The whole cast as well. Very well done.
Political correctness gone mad. What should have been truly fascinated story became a joke, and not a good one.