My friend and I were the only two viewers and so the multiplex decided to show Victoria and Abdul to us in their Gold Class theater which gave us reclining chairs and a smaller auditorium but also charged three times the normal price. Having gone all that far sacrificing our siestas, we decided to see it any way.
The story is very human and touching but weak for all that. A highly unlikely one, it tries to white wash a bit of the colonial era with little success.
If at all you wish to see it, see it for the histrionics of Dench and Fazal besides some excellent photography.
I would rate it at a mere three out of five stars.