Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. But at the heart of the story lie the implications and ramifications of the tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes that define the lives of those brought together in this summer which will change everything. It's the summer of 1932. India dreams of Independence, but the British are clinging to power. In the foothills of the Himalayas stands Simla; a little England where every summer the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the summer months. —Channel4
Indian Summers - very atmospheric
Having travelled in India, the scenery and the people were very real to me. The fashion of the time seemed authentic. However the plot was a little confusing and I didn't always know what was going on, even though I was trying to concentrate hard. I was a little disappointed in that, as I usually like anything about India, be it drama or documentary. My husband feels the same but we intend to watch again next episode and hope it will not be so hard going as to not be entertaining and a must see drama. We have read that this drama cost £14 million to make and found that one of the women actors mumbled and whispered, so much so that we had to turn the television up higher than usual, but then the more audible voices were too loud. In this day and age and spending £14 million the sound quality could be better.
- Feb 17, 2015
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