Gurinder Chadha along with Huma Qureshi were present at the trailer launch of their upcoming movie Partition: 1947. Gurinder who is best known for directing Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice, has directed this movie.

This film focuses on the events in the final per-Independence days when Lord Mountbatten was in office.

The trailer of the film gives us glimpses of Lord Mountbatten’s swearing in, his conversations with imminent leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the romance between two Indians who work closely with the British, and the building tensions in India as the slogan “Hindustan-Pakistan” is repeated. The trailer also pays tribute to late veteran actor Om Puri who plays the role of Huma’s father in the movie.

The movie is all set to release in India on 18th August, 2017.