Sunday, July 12, 2020

BBC RELEASES TRAILER AND AIRING DATE FOR THEIR SPRAWLING INDIA SET TV SAGA A SUITABLE BOY BASED ON VIKRAM SETH'S CLASSIC NOVEL

  'A SUITABLE BOY' TRAILER
FOR NEW BBC'S INDIA SET SERIES
Although it was expected this spring or at the end of the year, BBC has decided to launch their all Indian period set series A SUITABLE BOY this month July 26th (there might be a clash with ITV's Singapore Grip on Sunday
A Suitable Boy will start airing July 26th, Sunday, on BBC One
nights). You can check out the trailer for the six episode small screen adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel directed by Mira Nair and written by War and Peace and Les Miserables scribe Andrew Davies.

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
Tabu, who plays a courtesan, is a massive star in India
democratic general election. Lata’s mother is determined to find her a husband – a suitable boy – but Lata, torn between family duty and
Vikram Seth's book is considered one of the longest in English language
the excitement of romance, embarks on her own, epic journey of love and self-discovery. Connected to Lata through their siblings’ marriage, the wayward
The series will air in six hourlong episodes this summer
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?
The whole series was shot entirely in India featuring an all Indian cast
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.

14 comments:

  1. Anything Indian is a no from me. ����‍♂️ Or, well, British. �� Looks decent, though.

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    1. You are missing on a lot of British treats. I personally could not imagine life without British programmes, they are the only ones that offer quality, Australian programmes too!

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  2. The story of a movie with a royal background always makes me want to watch it.
    It seems like this film is interesting 🙂

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  3. This series actually looks really good. My old boss was a woman raised in Fiji, but of Indian ethnicity. She had an arranged marriage and had a terrible time escaping it after it went downhill.

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    1. I had a penpal from Fiji in the times before the internet :)

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  4. I still want that hanging bed rest somewhere in my house. I'd lounge on it all day with a stack of books and tea by my side.

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    1. You'd have to have really strong roofs and ceilings :) Their style of architecture, houses made to suit summer weather, is just about the only thing I like from India (and sometimes music).

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  5. While they do have interesting architecture, I sometimes find it a bit over the top. We have an Indian church a few mile from my house and boy is it ever ornate!

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    1. Yes, but I did not mean the decor but the architectural shape, how they are often shaped around an inner tiled courtyard with a fountain, which is very lovely, and also how they have a lot of massive, open, romantically shaped terraces. You have Indians in Indiana??? :)))

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    2. We do have Indians in Indiana LOL. Both foreign from India and the natives. One of my best friends growing up was indigenous, but it was so odd because she was fair skinned and had the blondest hair. Looked more like a Swede. We used to go to the Pow Wows and it was so fun to get a glimpse into that culture. Truly inspiring. The India residents though tend to stick to themselves.

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    3. I don't like it when people who came from another country stick to themselves instead of assimilating into the society that welcomed them.

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