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. Lata’s arranged marriage is the main event of the book.
The drama directed by Mira Nair and starring Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, Rasika Dugal, and Ram Kapoor follows the story of spirited university student Lata (played by Tanya Maniktala), coming of age in North India in 1951.
- The filming of the series began in September 2019 in Lucknow. The first episode is due to be aired on 26 July 2020 on BBC One.
- The trailer for BBC’s much-awaited TV adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy has been released.
When is A Suitable Boy on TV?
A Suitable Boy starts Sunday 26th July at 9 pm. The series will run for six episodes.
A Suitable Boy tells the story of a free-spirited university student, Lata, coming of age in North India in 1951, around the same time that the country is preparing for its first general elections, and learning to carve out its own identity following its independence.
Ishaan said in an interview with Bollywood Hungama,
“Oh, yeah! I think what I realized is I seek out challenging experiences and I seek out experiences that would give me an opportunity to grow. I couldn’t think of a better experience than having a one-to-one equation and a working relationship with one of my favorite actresses of our cinema. So I think my tendency is to get much more excited than nervous and I couldn’t wait.”
Vikram Seth’s huge 1993 book told an intertwined story and touched upon themes like the war between modernity and traditions, family values, familial oppression, generational conflict, prejudice based on religion, among more.
It was also an epic, intricately woven story with a giant cast of characters that realistically captured the essence of the fraught times of the country.
The Show will witness some engaging scenes between Ishaan khattar and Tabu as observed via its trailer.
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