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]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (111 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: Victoria and Abdul


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Aug 17, 2018

The locations, the costumes, the extraordinary actors, all of it is great. Just a wonderful story.

d2013 Aug 13, 2018

Judy Dench is such an outstanding actress and really in her element playing Queen Victoria in this movie. Also loved that it's based on a true story!

Aug 08, 2018

Love Judy Dench in anything. Particularly enjoyed this film because it's based on a true story.
A bored tired old woman, who just happens to be the queen, finds spring in the winter of her life.

Aug 08, 2018

True story? Maybe, but I don't care. The costumes are wonderful, the acting is superb, the story engaging, and the message a timely one. Beautifully done and one of Dame Judith's best serious roles.

Aug 02, 2018

Loved this! I need to get a copy for myself! I am named after the 2 queens-Victoria Elizabeth❤️

Jul 31, 2018

I really did not know this incredible bit of long forgotten (hidden) history. All my life I was under the impression that Queen Victoria was an imperialist and colonial oppressor. Who knew that she was an enlightened, curious, passionate and progressive free thinker. A worthwhile movie to watch. Sometimes a bit cheesy, but overall a good bio and period piece.

Jul 30, 2018

Terrific acting and a heart-warming story of a queen who appreciated, too late, the majesty of her subjects.

Jul 29, 2018

A wonderful movie. Very enjoyable.

Jul 17, 2018

I have watched Victoria so I enjoyed this movie very much.

Jul 15, 2018

An Indian clerk named Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) travels to London to present Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) with a ceremonial coin for her Golden Jubilee. The pair form an unexpected bond upon meeting, but the lifelong friendship that develops is threatened by the disapproval of Victoria's inner circle. As the Queen contemplates what her life of service has meant and the restrictions it has placed on her, Abdul brings her joy as he indulges her fascination with the country she rules over from half a world away. Directed by Stephen Frears. Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, and Olivia Williams co-star.

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Feb 19, 2018

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

Jan 30, 2018

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.

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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