Victoria & Abdul Oscar Bait Trailer

The first trialer for Victoria & Abdul was released this week.  It is based on the true story of an unexpected friendship during Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) rule. Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and they form an unlikely friendship. 

This trailer is the definition of Oscar bait. A slow predictable story with people in funny costumes. Just the kind of film that gets a Best Costume Design nomination and nothing else. 

The trailer has an incredible 1 million plus views. There is interest coming from somewhere.