Netflix has finally announced the release date for Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel of the same name.
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The series, which tells a sprawling story of four families and is set a few years after Indian Independence, will begin streaming on October 23.
One of the longest novels ever published in the English language, A Suitable Boy details the lives of four Indian families living in post-British occupation India dealing with arranging marriages, racial castes, and the melting pot of identities and beliefs in one vast country.
A Suitable Boy 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
A Suitable Boy series: Release date
Netflix on Friday announced the release date for its hotly anticipated upcoming series A Suitable Boy.
Starring Tabu and Ishaan Khatter, the Mira Nair directorial is inarguably one of the most exciting text-to-screen adaptations of Indian fiction to look forward to.
After being aired by the BBC in the UK and Ireland, the series is all set for its global release on Netflix on October 23, 2020.
A Suitable Boy Series: Plot & Review
A Suitable Boy is a drama miniseries written by Andrew Davies, adapted from the novel of the same name by Vikram Seth. The story is set in a newly independent India and follows four families. The title refers to a character called Mrs. Rupa Mehra looking for a ‘suitable boy’ for her daughter Lata.
The focus falls on Lata Mehra – the protagonist of the book and now TV show – as she contends with her arranged marriage, other love interests, and the strict approval of her family.
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.