A Complete Review Of A Suitable Boy :
Mira Nair has been trying to make a live-action adaptation of “A Suitable Boy” — Vikram Seth’s coming-of-age magnum opus set in a newly-independent early-fifties India — ever since its publication in 1993. But for the longest time, she was unable to get her hands on the rights to the book.
No wonder then that her adaptation of A Suitable Boy — a six-part miniseries directed wholly by Nair that premières on BBC One in the UK, before hitting Netflix in India and the rest of the world — might feel like Monsoon Wedding to some.
A Suitable Boy TV Series Cast
- Tabu as Saeeda Bai
- Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor
- Tanya Maniktala as Lata Mehra
- Rasika Dugal as Savita Mehra Kapoor
- Mahira Kakkar as Rupa Mehra
- Ram Kapoor as Mahesh Kapoor
- Gagan Dev Riar as Pran Kapoor
- Vivek Gomber as Arun Mehra
- Vivaan Shah as Varun Mehra
- Shahana Goswami as Meenakshi Chatterji Mehra
On July 27, William Dalrymple, a Scottish historian, and the writer took to his Twitter and reviewed Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy. William Dalrymple was all praises for the series as he wrote that A Suitable Boy has a very good opening episode.
Congratulating Mira Nair, William Dalrymple further tweeted,
“Lots of brave decisions & pitch-perfect in a million ways. I watched it with a room of people, half of whom knew India well & half of whom did not. All loved it.”
While the book’s 1,400 pages are epic in length, the TV adaptation has been brought down to just six episodes, condensing the key themes into a much more manageable format.
How to watch A Suitable Boy on the BBC from abroad
If you’re currently living in the UK then watching A Suitable Boy is simple. If you’re abroad, however, things get a bit more complicated. Trying to tune in to BBC iPlayer will hit you with a geo-block telling you that you’re in the wrong country.
Luckily, this is easy to resolve, as you can simply download and use a VPN to watch it. A VPN is a smart piece of tech that allows you to alter your IP address to appear elsewhere in the world, in this case – the UK.