After 300 years, Britain is withdrawing from India. For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, the vicar of Queen Victoria, took over the post of the last viceroy, and his task was to bring India back to her people. The story of the film takes place inside the palace. Upstairs were Mountbatten and his wife and daughter; the 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived on the ground floor. While members of the political elite – Nehru, JInnah and Gandhi – came to argue about the birth of independent India, a conflict erupted. An important decision was taken: to create a new homeland of Muslims, Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences have been echoed to this day. The film examines these events through a marriage – Dickie and Edwin Mountbatten – and a love story between Jeet, a young Hindu servant, and Aalia, his Muslim wife. Young lovers find themselves caught in the seismic end of the empire, in the conflict with the Mountbatten family and their own communities, but they will never lose hope.