Victoria and Abdul – We would like you to be the Queen’s Munshi
Victoria and Abdul – Learning Urdu
“The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.”
Urdu isn’t better than Hindi because no human language is better than another. Saying otherwise is just bigotry.
Anyway, here’s an additional clip:
Victoria and Abdul – Long live the Queen!
Besides Judi Dench and Ali Fazal, the cast also includes Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Ruth McCabe, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, and Fenella Woolgar:
Release date: September 22, 2017.