World-renowned Punjabi singer, Hans Raj Hans, adds to the rich body of creative talent featured in Gurinder Chadha’sViceroy’s House by rendering a sublime version of the classic Duma Dum for the film. The award-winning, Punjabi folk and Sufi music artist himself features in the movie, with the song picturised on an engagement party scene.
Viceroy’s House is set to release in UK cinemas on 3rd March 2017, following the London Premiere and the World Premiere that took place at Berlin Film Festival on 12th February. The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.
The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Sir Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.
The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Om Puri (The Hundred Foot Journey, East Is East). The roles of the principal political leaders are played by Tanveer Ghani (Nehru), Denzil Smith (Jinnah) and Neeraj Kabi (Gandhi).
Watch the song video of Duma Dum here: