A Suitable Boy




A Suitable Boy is the story of Lata, a young woman coming of age in northern India in 1951. Lata’s mother Mrs Rupa Mehra is determined to find her a husband, but after her sister’s conventional arranged marriage Lata is not convinced she wants the same path through life. Torn between duty to her family and the excitement of romance, Lata embarks on an epic journey of love, desire and heartache as three very different suitors vie for her hand. Her choice will play out against the tumultuous political backdrop of India at a crossroads, looking towards its first independent general election and carving out its own destiny. The series launched on BBC One in the UK in July 2020 and will air around the world (excluding N America and China) on Netflix later in the year.

Director : Mira Nair

Writer: Andrew Davies

Central Cast: Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, Mahira Kakkar

A Lookout Point production for BBC

“The BBC’s best period drama yet”

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