Tuesday, August 13, 2019

BBC REVEALS AN ALL INDIAN CAST FOR THEIR PERIOD SET SERIES A SUITABLE BOY FROM ANDREW DAVIES AND MIRA NAIR BASED ON VIKRAM SETH'S NOVEL

    BBC'S 'A SUITABLE BOY' SETS
CAST FOR ALL INDIAN DRAMA
Beecham House is finished (and I really don't think it is coming back), but do not despair, spylings, we shall have another India set series to satisfy our needs for exotic places next year. As I've already announced, BBC is preparing
Ishaan Khattar will play the lead male role
A SUITABLE BOY six part series and now they've revealed the all Indian cast! Vikram Seth's novel will be adapted by Andrew Davies and Mira Nair, with the cast led by Bollywood actor Ishaan Khattar, Indian screen star Tabu and rising star Tanya Maniktala in the central role of Lata.

A SUITABLE BOY   
 tells the story of spirited university student Lata (Tanya Maniktala); coming 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. It is a vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history. Lata’s mother is determined to find her a husband - A SUITABLE BOY - but Lata, torn between family duty and the excitement of romance, embarks on her own, epic journey of love and self discovery. Connected to Lata through their siblings’
Tabu and Tanya Maniktala will take on the female leads
marriage, the wayward Maan (Ishaan Khatter) is determined to enjoy life to the full whatever the consequences, much to the concern of his politician father. But could his infatuation with beautiful courtesan Saaeda Bai (Tabu) be one step too far? Their stories play out during a tumultuous period for India and reflect the wider conflict between tradition and modernity at the time, as the election looms and the country decides its destiny.

6 comments:

  1. Will Angie like this show, you reckon Dez?

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  2. I am jealous of his hair. I want to touch it.

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  3. How far has India come when it comes to tradition and modernity? I sometimes think they are slow moving when it comes to letting women have full say over their life choices. I have Indian friends that complain about how negative their relatives can be over small things that steer from traditional values. I sometimes think it must be very difficult for some of the women in India who still live under extreme scrutiny of their family members.

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    1. There are more than billion of them, must be all kinds of stories and destinies there, sadly.

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