SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – KCBS Leisure Editor Jan Wahl evaluations an unlikely friendship between a younger Indian clerk and Queen Victoria, performed by Dame Judi Dench.
VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG-thirteen) 112 min
Studio: Focus Options
Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Lee Corridor
Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Michael Gambon and Eddie Izzard
About The Film:
The extraordinary true story of an sudden friendship within the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) exceptional rule.
When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a younger clerk, travels from India to take part within the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he’s stunned to seek out favor with the Queen herself. Because the Queen questions the constrictions of her lengthy-held place, the 2 forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to at least one one other that her family and inside circle all try and destroy.
Because the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a altering world by way of new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.