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Victoria and Abdul

#1 Post by yogi » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:19 am

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

#2 Post by yogi » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:28 am

The film admits itself, as it it begins, that it's only loosely based on the true story, but what a story it is and remarkable that it's stayed unknown for all these years.

It's played very broad, it's certainly not a stuffy period drama, some of the scenes are almost like a farce. And it is very funny throughout, much more so than I was expecting. Adeel Akhtar especially steals every scene he's in with just a one liner or simple look.

Very entertaining 8/10
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Re: Victoria and Abdul

#3 Post by raj101 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:18 pm

a fun but almost entirely fictitious comedy. Dench does her usual stately lady thing well again, although if I'm being honest I wouldn't call it great acting, its just being her surely? The Indian guy is fun to watch. Full of daft moments put together really well, just dont take any of it literally. "Empress of India" wasnt a laugh a minute she was a evil mass murdering cow who was happy to let millions of indians and irish die for her whims. This is strictly an "alternative Universe" Victoria like the tv series.

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#4 Post by stuartboy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:06 pm

An evil cow?

Off with his head!
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#5 Post by stuartboy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:29 pm

I rather enjoyed this in a very Sunday evening bbc2 way. Agree the JD was pretty much just playing JD, but then again she was made for the role. Loved Eddie Lizzard as Bertie.

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#6 Post by tonethestone » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:37 pm

Mediocre film, Sunday afternoon type film, I wouldn't watch again. I'm sure Judi Dench is in the same film every time. 2/5.
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Re: Victoria and Abdul

#7 Post by biggins » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:19 pm

I enjoyed this. Much more humour in it than I expected. Judi Dench maybe the same in each film but she was the ideal person to play this part. 7/10.
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#8 Post by Noorjahapatel » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:20 pm

I really enjoyed this and thought it was very funny. 9/10
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Re: Victoria and Abdul

#9 Post by JenBonnar » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:23 pm

I liked this, well acted, great sets and costumes and some genuinely newly funny moments. 7/10

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Re: Victoria and Abdul

#10 Post by tobyjonathans » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:00 am

Pretty disappointed really. Just feels like a missed opportunity for a much better film. It made me chuckle and Judi Dench is wonderful but it's very flimsy and a bit daft

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