‘A Suitable Boy’ adaptation heads to Netflix

LONDON: The adaptation of Indian author Vikram Seth’s novel ‘A Suitable Boy’ has made its way to Netflix.
The series will air later this month in the UK and a year later on the streaming giant. It is being directed by ‘Monsoon Wedding’ and ‘The Namesake’ director Mira Nair.
‘A Suitable Boy’ narrates the tale of four families living in a newly independent India where Mrs Rupa Metha is trying to arrange a marriage for her 19-year-old daughter Lata to a “suitable boy”.
The cast of the six-part drama, shot entirely on location in India, is led by Indian actor Ishaan Khatter (Beyond the Clouds, Dhadak), Tabu (The Namesake, Life of Pi, Andhadhun) and Tanya Maniktala as Lata.

The series was one of the highlights of 17 new Indian films and series announced by Netflix on Thursday. It was adapted for the screen by Andrew Davies and directed by Mira Nair.
‘A Suitable Boy’ tells the story of a spirited university student, played by Tanya Maniktala, as she comes of age in North India in 1951, at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election.
“The demand for quality British drama is higher than ever globally so we are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on this wonderful series to bring audiences around the world Vikram Seth’s literary classic reimagined with such colour and vigor,” said Caroline Stone, director of independent drama at BBC Studios.
“The talent on and off screen for ‘A Suitable Boy’ are exceptional and have helped to make this a series of which we are very proud.”
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