Ishaan Khatter And Tabu Star In Bbc One’s A Suitable Boy
Adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, War & Peace, Les Misérables), directed by internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, Queen of Katwe), and produced by Lookout Point for BBC One, the first screen adaptation of A Suitable Boy has begun filming in India. 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’ 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.
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