India, 1947. British rule is coming to an end and Lord Mountbatten (Bonneville) is appointed as the last Viceroy to manage the transition of power back to the Indian people. As the political elite argue over the future, Mountbatten splits the country on religious grounds to create a new Muslim homeland – Pakistan.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha, whose family was caught up in the tragic events that followed, Viceroy’s House explores the devastating impact of partition.