13th July 2020   •   video
BBC adaptation of Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' will air in late July - watch the trailer

by Barfi Culture Team | @barfi_culture.
Image: BBC
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.
Share this:

About us
Barfi Culture is a news-magazine on people of South Asian heritage living in Europe and North America. We don't cover South Asia directly.
We believe our communities deserve professional media coverage, and are deeply committed to accurate reporting while covering difficult topics. Click the image for more.
Sign up! We publish Updates and Articles to our website every day. At 5pm every Monday - Friday we also post them to email, WhatsApp and social media.

We also share news, pictures, videos and memes more frequently on social media. Sign up with whatever you feel most comfortable! Either way your privacy is protected.
Email - Daily or... Weekly
WhatsApp (once a day)
Your number will never be shared.
Tap Me For WhatsApp Updates
Twitter (daily)
Facebook (daily)
Instagram (daily)
Barfi Culture on Instagram