Victoria & Abdul Trailer: Judi Dench & Ali Fazal Are Unusual Friends

The first look at the upcoming film, Victoria & Abdul has recently been released introducing Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Ali Fazal as Abdul Karim. The film tackles how a clerk/servant from India has become one of the British monarch’s most trusted confidants and companions. Based on a book of the same name written by Shrabani Basu, the movie picks up during the last remaining years of the Victoria in office. Celebrating her Golden Jubilee reign (50 years on the throne), Abdul was sent from India to Great Britain to personally present a gift to the monarch in the form of a ceremonial coin. Little did he know that his life is about to change forever.

Dench is no stranger to stepping into the shoes of Queen Victoria. The veteran actress has previously played the part two decades ago in the film Mrs. Brown. 20 years later, she takes on …

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