BBC adaptation of Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' will air in late July - watch the trailer

13th July 2020   •   video
by Barfi Culture Team
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The BBC's long awaited adaptation of Vikram Seth's epic novel 'A Suitable Boy' will start airing from Sunday 26th July, at 9pm, Barfi Culture can reveal.

The six-part series has been adapted by Andrew Davies, who previously did the same with the epic novel War and Peace, and directed by the award-winning Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding).

A Suitable Boy tells the the story of Lata, who is looking towards her future in India not long after it gains independence. Lata tries to reject her mother's constant attempts to find her “a suitable boy” to marry.

The book charts the fortunes of four large families while exploring India's rich culture at a crucial point in its history.

The cast is being led by Indian actors Tanya Maniktala, who plays Lata, Tabu (The Namesake, Life of Pi) and Ishaan Khatter (Beyond the Clouds, Dhadak). Ms Maniktala is a new actor, best known for a teenage romance web-series last year called Flames.

At 591,552 words, A Suitable Boy is one of the largest novels ever to be published in the English language.

How did they manage to turn that into six-parts? We will soon find out.
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