Victoria & Abdul

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  111 min.
In theatres:
September 29, 2017 - Toronto
October 6, 2017 - Expands

Current rating: Rating: 3.69
based on 68 votes and 25 reviews
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Cast: Michael Gambon, Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Eddie Izzard, Simon Callow, Ali Fazal


Queen Victoria (Judi Dench), at the time the longest serving monarch in history, meets a clerk named Abdul (Ali Fazal) when he travels to England from his native India for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee — which symbolizes 50 years on the throne. His mission is to present the monarch with a ceremonial coin. 

Although he is warned not to make eye contact with Victoria, the young man can't help himself and looks at her when he approaches the Queen. Thus begins an unlikely friendship between Victoria and Abdul.

Based on Shrabani Basu's book of the same name, Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant. 

Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Screenplay: Lee Hall

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  • 5 stars "Great story. We need more like this!"
  • 3 stars "Well it's ridiculous to say they shouldn't have shown the racism. That was the reality of the times. You have to remember the worst parts of history so you never repeat it. As far as the movie - great acting, ok story, ok movie. Kind of one of those movies you forget after you've seen it."
  • 5 stars "I love this movie !! Funny & caring each other ,Highly recommend!!"