Vittoria and Abdul: plot, cast, trailer and streaming of the film on Channel 5
Tonight, Sunday 11 July 2021, on Canale 5 the film Vittoria and Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears and arrived in cinemas in 2017, will be broadcast in prime time from 21.20. the true story of the friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian secretary Adbul Karim. The film, however, unlike the novel, presents some historical inaccuracies: for example, Adbul did not reach London only to deliver a gift to Queen Victoria, because the gift was the two young Indians sent to London to serve the sovereign. In addition, Karim is portrayed in the film as quiet and calm, but in reality his temper is more short-tempered and arrogant. Let’s see below what is the plot and the cast of the film.
Abdul Karim was only 24 when he left India to go to England and serve at the table during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Adbul has a lively soul prone to rebellion and yet his curious gaze pierces the heart of the monarch, now tired of court protocols and rituals. Fascinated by Abdul’s exotic tales, the Queen then begins to prefer the boy’s company to the circle of petulant royal advisors and so Abdul suddenly becomes the personal assistant of the Empress of India. The following year he will even become a teacher, in charge of educating her on the affairs of her country. Their friendship, however, triggers reactions, aimed at the leaders of the royal house and the despotic Vittoria, now reached 82 years old, will not be able to sedate them so easily.
Vittoria and Abdul: the cast of the film
We have seen the plot of Vittoria and Abdul, but what is the cast of the film? Let’s start with Queen Victoria who is played by Judi Dench, while Ali Fazal plays assistant Abdul. Then we see Eddie Izzard playing Bertie, the Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VII. Then we have Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams, Tim Pigott-Smith, Simon Callow, Fenella Woolgar, Julian Wadham, Ruth McCabe.
Below is the trailer for the film Vittoria and Abdul, broadcast on Canale 5.
Streaming and tv
We have seen the plot and the cast of the film Vittoria and Abdul, but where to see it on TV and in streaming? The film airs on Canale 5 tonight, Sunday 11 July 2021, starting at 21.20. The Mediaset flagship network is broadcast on the fifth channel of your digital terrestrial, but you can also find it on Sky’s 505 (in HD) or 105.
You will not be at home during the airing of the film but you do not want to miss it for anything in the world? No problem: Vittoria and Abdul is also available in streaming. Where is it? Obviously on Mediaset Play, the Biscione platform that allows you to see all the programs broadcast on Mediaset networks also on PCs, smartphones and tablets. To take advantage of Mediaset Play, just log in – it’s completely free – with an email or a social account and then choose the live channel of the channel you are interested in from the menu. In this case, Canale 5. On the platform, some contents are also available on demand, and therefore at any time.
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