Genre: Biography, Drama, History. Dir: Stephen Frears. Country: UK.
In the year of the Golden Jubilee, Indian clerk Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) is chosen to be sent to London to present Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) with a gift.
Victoria, burdened with grief and personal depression, finds much to cheer her in Abdul.
Appointing him to her household as a teacher of Indian languages and cultures, she gains a new lease on life.
But her inner circle are appalled at his presence and cannot fathom him as being anything but opportunistic. An opulent period drama about seeing the world through new eyes.