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Manish Dayal (left) and Huma Qureshi in a scene from Viceroy's House. Their fictional star-crossed romance is played with touching ardour.

Enjoyable melodrama of a tumultuous time

Jun 9, 2017 5:50 AM

IN 1947 New Delhi, Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, arrives with his wife and daughter to oversee the transition of Britain's Indian Empire to independence after 300 years under colonial rule.

"Freedom is coming!" exults a local lad.

Yes, but with an independent India

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