Victoria and Abdul
20th September 2017
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
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
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