WATCH: Vikram Seth's ‘A suitable Boy’ gets a classic Mira Nair push in the trailer of its BBC-series
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: The trailer of BBC One's ‘A suitable Boy’, based on Vikram Seth's 1993-novel by the same name was released on Saturday. This Mira Nair adaptation based on one of the most celebrated literary stories of post-independence India, have Tabu and Ishaan khatter in leading roles, who are seen in many cosy frames within the trailer of this series. The BBC-One series also has actress Rasika Duggal, Ram Kapoor, and Tanya Maniklata in centrally important roles.
The 1362-pages long novel ‘A suitable Boy’, remains one of the longest novels ever published in English language in a single volume. And despite its length, the engagement which the flow of chapters penned by Vikram Seth offered into the colorful India awaiting its first post independence election, with the road to finding a suitable match for Lata amid distinct geographies of India its defining backdrop, made it a runaway success in 1990s.
In 2019, ‘A suitable Boy’ was included among 100 most inspiring novels of all time by the BBC. Before that Vikram Seth was reportedly working on the sequel of his 1993-bestseller ‘A Suitable Girl’, but no further development has been reported on the same ever since.
According to a New York Times report, such was the eccentricity of ‘A Suitable Boy’, that in early 1990s, Seth received $1.1 million in advance payments from the publishers in India, Britain, and the US before book's imminent release.
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Ishaan khatter, the lead of the television adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy’ called the whole experience of being part of it as ‘daunting’.
“I think what I realised is I seek out challenging experiences and I seek out experiences that would give me an opportunity to grow,” he said.
‘A Suitable Boy’ also marks filmmaker Mira Nair's reunion with actress Tabu after almost a decade and half, who last worked together in 2006, in an adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's celebrated novel ‘The Namesake’. Tabu told an entertainment portal that Mira creates something magical everytime she takes the charge of a frame from behind.
“You can submit yourself to her, knowing that she will create something magical,” said Tabu.
Mira Nair will next work on the television adaptation of ‘The Jungle Prince of Delhi’, based on a Pulitzer finalist story of this year, detailing upon the estrangement of a family claiming to be the descendants of the Nawabs of Oudh. The family lived in Delhi's Malcha Mahal for many decades in isolation.
Watch the trailer of 'A Suitable Boy' below:
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma