Mini Review - Victoria & Abdul

Victoria & Abdul (out Sep 14) chronicles Queen Victoria's friendship with an Indian servant during the late 19th Century and the way in which is shaped her view on the world. It's trying to be too much of a crowd-pleaser in places but at its heart, it's a likeable story about the power of friendship. Judi Dench and Ali Fazal are both great in the leading roles. Grade: B.