Film Club

Victoria and Abdul

20th September 2017

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria & Abdul

Following the extraordinary true story, Queen Victoria (played by Academy Award winner Judi Dench) strikes up an unlikely friendship with Abdul Karim (played by Bollywood star Ali Fazel), a young clerk who travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

The two characters, from very different backgrounds and religions, click, and their friendship develops throughout the film as they discover more about each other’s lives and culture, much to the horror of the royal household. Judi Dench is the shining star in the film, portraying Queen Victoria in a wonderful way, closely followed by Ali Fazel who fills the role perfectly.

Victoria & Abdul is a fantastic insight into royal life in the 1880s and Queen Victoria’s twilight years, with a charming & humorous storyline throughout.

One of the most enjoyable movies to have arrived on the big screen in a while, sweetened by the fact it’s based on wonderful true story.

★★★★

Reviewed by Stan