Queen Victoria finds an unexpected companionship with a humble servant from India in the heartwarming and uplifting story, Victoria & Abdul, coming to Digital on 15th January 2018 and Blu-ray™ and DVD and on 29th January 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Directed by Academy Award® nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena), this poignant film features stunning, witty performances from Academy Award® winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love, Philomena), Ali Fazal (Fast & Furious 7), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen), Addel Akhtar (The Dictator, The Big Sick) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).
Based on true events, Victoria & Abdul beautifully depicts an extraordinary friendship between the Queen and her servant in the later years of her remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that the Queen’s inner circle attempts to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY™, DVD and digital
- Judi & Ali: The relationship of Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim is one of the most unique in history. Hear why Judi Dench and Ali Fazal were the perfect pair to portray them on screen, and how they developed their own friendship while making the film.
- The Look of Victoria & Abdul: Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss how the authenticity of locations, costumes, and props contributed to the realism of the film.
Victoria & Abdul will be available on Blu-ray™ which includes Blu-ray™and Digital.