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A Suitable Boy

The first screen adaptation of Vikram Seth’s modern classic novel, adapted by Andrew Davies and directed by visionary filmmaker Mira Nair.

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. 

WRITER:
Andrew Davies
DIRECTOR:
Mira Nair, Shimit Amin
CAST:
Tabu, Ishaan Khatter,
Tanya Maniktala, Mahira Kakkar, Rasika Dugal, Shahana Goswami, Namit Das, Danesh Razvi, Mikhail Sen, Ram Kapoor, Vivek Gomber, Vivaan Shah, Vijay Varma, Shubham Saraf
CREDIT:
A Lookout Point production for BBC

 “The BBC’s best period drama yet.” 

THE I

“Bliss!”

THE FINANCIAL TIMES

“Sumptuous.”

THE DAILY MAIL

“A joy from start to finish.”

RADIO TIMES

AWARDS:

RTS, Make Up Design – Drama, Winner

RTS, Costume Design – Drama, Nominee

RTS, Original Title Music, Nominee

BAFTA Breakthrough India, Tanya Maniktala, Winner

Toronto International Film Festival Rising Star – Tanya Maniktala

Toronto International Film Festival, Closing Night Presentation

Ivor Novello, Best Television Soundtrack, Nominee

TV Choice, New Drama, Nominee

TV Choice, Actress – Tanya Maniktala, Nominee

ACTA, Actress in a Film, TV or Drama – Tabu, Winner

ACTA Contemporary Music (inc ASB) – Anoushka Shankar, Winner

ACTA, Director, Winner 

ACTA, Actor in a Film, TV or Drama – Shubham Saraf, Nominee

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