Judi Dench (left) and Ali Fazal in a still from Victoria and Abdul (category IIA), directed by Stephen Frears. Photo: Peter Mountain, Focus Features

Film review: Victoria & Abdul – royal friendship drama, starring Judi Dench as the queen, offers a casual look at British colonialism

Beautifully shot, with a masterful performance from Dench, the comic-opera tone makes this biopic about Queen Victoria’s friendship with her Indian footman seem a little too casual about the British Empire in the 19th century

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Judi Dench (left) and Ali Fazal in a still from Victoria and Abdul (category IIA), directed by Stephen Frears. Photo: Peter Mountain, Focus Features
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