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Victoria & Abdul (2017)

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Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

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Bertie, Prince of Wales
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Lord Salisbury
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Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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6 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,845, 24 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,157,715, 14 December 2017
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Trivia

Victoria's advisors threatened her with being declared insane. Although she was only 1 when her grandfather George III died, she was aware that he had been declared insane and his son (her uncle) ruled as Prince Regent for 9 years from 1811 to 1820. Therefore she knew that it was possible for her advisors to carry through on their threat. See more »

Goofs

At the start we hear a call to prayer (adhan) with a loudspeaker which did not yet exist in 1887. See more »

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Queen Victoria: I am 81 years of age. I've had nine children and 42 grandchildren, and have almost a billion citizens. I have rheumatism, a collapsed uterus, I'm morbidly obese and deaf in one ear. I have known 11 Prime Ministers and passed 2,347 pieces of legislation. I've been in office 62 years, 234 days. Thus, I am the longest-serving monarch in world history. I'm responsible for five households and a staff of over 3,000. I am cantankerous, boring, greedy, fat, ill-tempered, at times selfish and myopic, ...
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judi dench is marvelous
18 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best films that I have seen this year.Judi Dench is peerless as Queen Victoria.She is the queen personified.We can see that whatever understanding that she has of her Indian subjects will pass with her and that the ingrained attitudes will eventually lead to Independence and loss of Empire.A really excellent film.


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