Partition 1947 Movie Review: Seventy years after Independence, director Gurinder Chadha serves up an excruciatingly amateurish film about the separation of India and Pakistan. Partition: 1947 is the film that tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India. Unlike the previous few well-made patriotic films Bollywood has seen, this looks repetitive and superficial. Here is our Honest review of Partition 1947 Movie.

Main Roles: Huma Qureshi, Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Producer: Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges
Music: SS Thaman
Genre: Biography
Censor: ‘U/A’

Partition 1947 Review & Story Plot:

Partition 1947 Movie Story:

Partition: 1947 tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India. Lord Mountbatten, the final Viceroy of India, is given the duty to oversee the transition of a British owned India to an independent nation. But he faces conflict as people fight amongst themselves at this crucial time.

After 300 years, the British Raj was coming to an end. For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within the Viceroy’s House in Delhi, where Mountbatten lived upstairs with his wife and daughter, along with 500 of their Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh servants, who lived downstairs. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah, and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

Partition 1947 Movie Review:

Partition: 1947 may not be the best partition drama Indian cinema has seen, but it is certainly a well-made, well-acted, thought provoking movie that needs to be watched. Watch it for the brilliant execution of events, few sharp dialogues and to-the-point performances.

Accentuated by A. R. Rahman’s striking background score, it aptly captures the gamut of emotions at the end of the colonial rule, making this a timely and riveting watch. Also, don’t miss this for Late Mr. Om Puri, he’ll be missed but don’t miss him in this. 

Partition 1947 Movie Rating: 2.5/5

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