Find out about all the characters in BBC One's A Suitable Boy
An epic tale of life and love based on the classic novel by Vikram Seth
26th July 9pm BBC One
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Set in vibrant 1950s India, A Suitable Boy is an epic tale of life and love based on the classic novel of the same name by Vikram Seth, coming to BBC One and BBCiPlayer.
Produced by Lookout Point (War And Peace, Les Misérables, Gentleman Jack), A Suitable Boy is a six-part drama adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride And Prejudice, War And Peace, Les Misérables) and directed by internationally acclaimed film director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, Queen of Katwe) in her television series debut.
Nineteen year-old university student Lata (Tanya Maniktala) seems to have her life already mapped out thanks to old traditions and an overbearing mother who wants to find her a suitable husband.
Torn between romance and responsibility and inspired by rebellious writers and daring new ideas, Lata is determined to decide her own future in a newly independent India, boldly breaking free of its past.
Connected to Lata through their siblings’ marriage, wayward Maan (Ishaan Khatter) wants every drop of excitement from life. However when he becomes infatuated with the glamorous courtesan Saaeda Bai (Tabu), the consequences could be catastrophic…
Shot exclusively on stunning locations in India last year, A Suitable Boy is being internationally distributed by BBC Studios.
Resisting her mother’s attempts to find her a husband, Lata is torn between family duty and the possibilities of love and desire.
His romance with beautiful courtesan Saeeda Bai shows Maan determined to enjoy life - regardless of the consequences.
Mrs Rupa Mehra
A witty conversationalist, he forms an easy bond with Lata when he meets her at a family party. Slow to act on his feelings, and with her mother against the match, competition for Lata’s hand in marriage mounts against Amit.
Self-assured and a bit of a flashy dresser, not everyone in the family is hopeful for his success.
Determined not to let anything unbalance his political career at a crucial moment, he grows increasingly frustrated by the actions of his rebellious younger son, Maan.
Source BBC One
July 20, 2020 6:12am ET by BBC One