Abdul Karim, a young prison clerk from Agra, India, is instructed to travel to England for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887 (four years after the death of John Brown in Mrs Brown) to present her with a mohur, which has been minted as a token of appreciation from British-ruled India.
The Queen, who is lonely and tired of her fawning courtiers, develops an interest in and later a friendship with Abdul. She spends time with him alone, and promotes him to become her Munshi as his guardian. She asks him to teach her Urdu and the Qur'an. When Victoria discovers that he is married, she invites his wife and mother-in-law to join him to England. They arrive wearing black Burqas, to the consternation of the household. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Genre:||Biography, Drama, History|
|Country:||United Kingdom, United States|
|Produced By:||Tracey Seaward, Tim Bevan, Beeban Kidron, Louis Phillips, Eric Fellner|
|Directed By:||Stephen Frears|
|Written By:||Lee Hall, Shrabani Basu|
|Cast:||Tim Pigott-Smith, Jonathan Harden, Ruth McCabe, Adeel Akhtar, Sukh Ojla, Michael Gambon, Daniel Trevenna, Olivia Williams, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow, Grant Crookes, Fenella Woolgar, Cliff Dutton, Andrei Csolsim, Ali Fazal, Ashley Hudson, Judi Dench, Christopher McMullen, Eddie Izzard, Robin Soans|
|In Theaters:||Sep 22, 2017|
|Runtime:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Production:||BBC Films, Cross Street Films, Perfect World Pictures|