Victoria & Abdul

Victoria & Abdul

DVD - 2017
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Story of the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, ©2017.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 51 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, video, surround, rda
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Alternative Title: Victoria and Abdul [dvd]

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Jun 19, 2018

Another winner by Dame Judi!! She really gives Victoria heart in this one. BTW, TH enjoyed it too.

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INVS
Jun 12, 2018

I'd give it 10* for the joy of watching Dame JD, the portrayal of all things Victorian Era, especially the costumeing. Being interested in history I was surprised to learn this event & one of such duration. Not the least bit surprised at the attitudes, what a miserable existence for all classes. Being a Royal has to be a burden along with a few perks, depending on the personality I suppose. I so admire the actor (name escapes me) as the second Indian - I've seen him in other films & find him cleverly versatile. The bonus section is worth the time & I would have appreciated a bit more background. Suppose that means reading the book or searching for this info.

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HYDEPARKBOOKLOVER
May 16, 2018

Dame Judi Dench does it again gives a remarkable performance along with Ali Fazal too. A worthwhile film that is worth seeing

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greatflicks
May 11, 2018

We liked it, very entertaining.

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LSbook
Apr 14, 2018

Rather unexpected way that the story unfolded. Did feel sorry for the countryman that had to show up in England with Abdul. Seems that both men relied on favour or not to stay in England.
Funny to see even in Victoria's time (she who led the massive cutlery for every food endeavour) that when she finished a course, it meant the end of the course for all the guests. Must have been a tremendous social and financial burden for guests to show up dressed to the nines and be early then to race to eat yet still keep up their part in the table conversations.
What a tedious society!

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wongsokguan
Apr 12, 2018

A sweet story of friendship and loneliness.

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midori_hon
Apr 10, 2018

lovely visuals, dame dench was amazing as always. happy i saw it as a library rental rather than paying to see it in the theater.

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22METZ
Apr 08, 2018

An enjoyable relaxing movie with beautiful scenery.

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wildct2003
Apr 03, 2018

Overall enjoyable, although a bit depressing at points as it takes places at the end of Victoria's reign.

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jackalopeala
Apr 02, 2018

Delightful. I totally enjoyed this movie.

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imagenel
Feb 19, 2018

Abdul: The mango is OFF. Victoria: The mango is OFF!

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jimg2000
Jan 30, 2018

***SPOILER ALERT***
Most controversial scene part 1 of 2:

Mother, we have to see you. Alone.
-I'm in the middle of my Urdu lesson.
Mother, we come with very important news of a highly personal matter.
-I've nothing to hide from Abdul.
Please, Your Majesty. Your Majesty... I'm afraid our news concerns the Munshi. We have proof beyond any doubt that Abdul Karim is a low-born impostor, Your Majesty.
-The Munshi is from a noble family and a long line of teachers.
No, I'm afraid he was a mere clerk in a common jail. My own son has sent word from India and has actually spoken to his immediate superior. His family are completely uneducated. His father is a lowly apothecary. // The Munshi never even went to school, Mother. The man's a complete fraud. And here he is, overlooking the boxes. // I'm afraid it's true, Your Majesty. Abdul and his father are completely common. We have prepared a dossier.

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jimg2000
Jan 30, 2018

Most controversial scene part 2 of 2:

-You despicable toads! Racialists! Spying? Dossier? Picking on a poor defenseless Indian? Of course he doesn't have qualifications. They do things completely differently out there.
Don't you see, Mama? He's using his position for his own gain.
-And how does that make him any different from any of you? How dare you look down on Abdul? How dare you defame his poor father? Bertie, I'm ashamed that you're part of all this. Abdul is a loyal, wise, sympathetic human being, who has raised himself on his own merits. … It has become apparent that in order to get any respect from the Household, one needs to be formally recognized. In which case, Abdul. I intend to give you a knighthood in the next honors list.
Enough! This is absurd! We cannot protect you from this any further. The man is riddled with gonorrhea!
-Gonorrhea? SIR HENRY:
Yes. Your Majesty.
-Well, you are a doctor. Why don't you treat him? Now get out of my sight, all of you!

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