Judi Dench loves India, says Ali Fazal


The film is based on the book of the same name by the author Shrabani Basu.

Victoria and Abdul (2017).

Word of their relationship spread like a wildfire across the royal court and the British empire.

The Queen, however, makes sure her new pal gets the respect he deserves.

But, as luck would have it, a diary that Karim maintained, which was kept guarded as a secret by his family for many years, resurfaced and the letters and pictures that it contained spoke volumes of the equation they shared.

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Judi Dench is magnificent in the trailer of Stephen Frears's Victoria and Abdul, which chronicles the unique relationship between the ruler of England and its colonies, including India, and her Indian attendant Abdul Karim.

Dench will be seen in the shoes of the former Empress of India once again after 1997 film Mrs Brown. She has carried herself with dignity in 17th century attire and looks very real.

The film will show how Karim became the Queen's confidant, and taught her to write in Urdu and tutored her on Indian affairs. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

It is going to be really exciting how the entire film comes out to be. The story outlines the uncanny friendship between Abdul Karim and the then Empress, Queen Victoria.