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Victoria And Abdul


About this Film

  • Released on 15/09/17
  • Genre Drama
  • Cast members Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon
  • Running time 112 minutes
  • Directed by Stephen Frears
  • Language English

ODEON says...
'Victoria And Abdul’ chronicles the unlikely true story of the friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk called Abdul, who had travelled to England for the Golden Jubilee. 

He’d expected to wait tables, but found himself working as Victoria’s personal attendant. Within a year, he had become a powerful figure at court; but their controversial friendship nearly led to a revolt in the royal household.
A true story of a friendship that survived every attempt to destroy it, ‘Victoria And Abdul’ sees Judi Dench reprise the role of Queen Victoria, 20 years after first playing her in ‘Mrs Brown’.

Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

4 Stars
“ Judi Dench has once more made this iconic figure engagingly human ”

4 Stars
“ Judi Dench performance feels utterly authentic ”

4 Stars
“ Judi Dench’s turn as Victoria in old age, smitten with her man-servant, is one of her best ”

Summary of customer ratings

(UK & Ireland)

Not to be missed

Reviewer: Love dramaDate: 2017-10-24

A drama based on a true story that is probably not in history books, as some facts have been hidden from history. It left lots of questions and thoughts in mind.This movie made me laugh, cry and enjoy every part of it. I truly advise you to see.

Very interesting

Reviewer: robsmileyDate: 2017-10-03

Not normally my thing - was expecting it to be a bit kitschy - but was actually very watchable with plenty of humour and great set design and cinematography. Didn't spare us a sad ending either, and rightly so.


Reviewer: daveh44Date: 2017-10-02

But true (apparently). Judy Dench is fantastic. The story is difficult to swallow. Mildly entertaining


Reviewer: TrollydollydoraDate: 2017-09-29

Loved this, a real eye opener to the life of the royals of that era, well acted , sad at some of the reactions if accurate to her friendship with Abdul, would watch again very enjoyable.......well worth a watch!

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