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A Suitable Boy 

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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.
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Series cast summary:
Tanya Maniktala ...  Lata Mehra 6 episodes, 2020
Ishaan Khattar ...  Maan Kapoor 6 episodes, 2020
Mahira Kakkar ...  Mrs. Rupa Mehra 6 episodes, 2020
Danesh Razvi Danesh Razvi ...  Kabir Durrani 6 episodes, 2020
Gagandev Riar Gagandev Riar ...  Pran Kapoor 6 episodes, 2020
Shubham Saraf ...  Firoz Ali Khan 6 episodes, 2020
Rasika Dugal ...  Savita Kapoor 6 episodes, 2020
Vivek Gomber Vivek Gomber ...  Arun Mehra 6 episodes, 2020
Geeta Agrawal Sharma Geeta Agrawal Sharma ...  Mrs. Mahesh Kapoor 6 episodes, 2020
Ram Kapoor ...  Mahesh Kapoor 6 episodes, 2020
Tabu ...  Saeeda Bai 6 episodes, 2020
Aamir Bashir ...  Nawab Sahib 6 episodes, 2020
Shahana Goswami ...  Meenakshi Mehra 6 episodes, 2020
Yusuf Akhtar Yusuf Akhtar ...  Bhaskar Tandon 6 episodes, 2020
Sadaf Jafar Sadaf Jafar ...  Bibbo 6 episodes, 2020
Namit Das ...  Haresh Khanna 5 episodes, 2020
Vivaan Shah ...  Varun Mehra 5 episodes, 2020
Mikhail Sen ...  Amit Chatterji 5 episodes, 2020
Vinay Pathak ...  L.N. Agarwal 5 episodes, 2020
Joyeeta Dutta ...  Tasneem 5 episodes, 2020
Ananya Sen Ananya Sen ...  Kakoli Chatterji 5 episodes, 2020
Sharvari Deshpande Sharvari Deshpande ...  Malati 4 episodes, 2020
Bugs Bhargava Krishna Bugs Bhargava Krishna ...  Professor Mishra 4 episodes, 2020
Vijay Varma ...  Rasheed 4 episodes, 2020
Samia Khan Samia Khan ...  College Friend 4 episodes, 2020
Randeep Hooda ...  Billy Irani 4 episodes, 2020
Kaveri Seth ...  Shireen 4 episodes, 2020
Kush Patel Kush Patel ...  College Friend / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Kavya Menon Kavya Menon ...  Aparna Mehra 3 episodes, 2020
Manoj Pahwa ...  Raja of Marh 3 episodes, 2020
Charu Shankar ...  Dr. Ila Kaul 3 episodes, 2020
Ranvir Shorey ...  Waris 3 episodes, 2020
Zarine Viccajee Zarine Viccajee ...  Mrs. Bativala 3 episodes, 2020
Kamini Khanna Kamini Khanna ...  Mrs. Tandon 3 episodes, 2020
Barun Chanda ...  Justice Chatterji 3 episodes, 2020
Adity Chakravarti Adity Chakravarti ...  Mrs. Chatterji 3 episodes, 2020
Jayant Chand Jayant Chand ...  College Friend / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Thomas Weinhappel Thomas Weinhappel ...  Hans 3 episodes, 2020
Danish Sood Danish Sood ...  College Friend / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Sidharth Bhardwaj ...  Haresh's Driver 3 episodes, 2020
Vijay Raaz ...  Rasheed's Father 3 episodes, 2020
Zia Ahmad Khan Zia Ahmad Khan ...  Watchman 3 episodes, 2020
Cyrus Guzder Cyrus Guzder ...  Mr. R.P. Nowrojee 3 episodes, 2020


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.

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A charming and heartwarming tale of values and family bonding
12 November 2020 | by msunandoSee all my reviews

A Suitable Boy is an adaptation of Vikram Seth's eponymous novel brought to life through an ensemble cast, some heartwarming performances and a fairytale directional effort by Mira Nair and Shimit Amin. Set in the 1950's post partition India, A Suitable Boy is a heady concoction of a number of social and personal affairs, most of which remain relevant even today.

The story's mainstay is the subject of the parental control over a girl's future and her arranged marriage, taken to a ridiculous level by the single minded determination of an indulgent mother. In the case of our heroine Lata, her choice of the suitable boy during the modern day "swayamvar" is deemed legitimate so long as she will toe the line drawn by her guardian, and although all is well that ends well, the question about the uncertainty of the future remains. However, the central theme apart, A Suitable Boy also has a meaningful coverage of several other social issues like politics, power, competition, interfaith relationships, the rich and poor divide, rebellious youth and its potential effects, deep family bonding, feudal issues and communal harmony. The directors' ability to intertwine these issues with the central theme keeps the narrative breezy, interesting, diverse even when it plunges from being lighthearted to parlous.

The casting is indeed a coup and possibly the jewel in the crown of this rather larger than life, glossy series with magnificent production values. Tanya Maniktala is charming and effervescent in the central role of Lata, and Mahira Kakkar defines the role of her mother to the precision of excellence in the domain of intolerable indulgence. Our hearts go out to the earnest performances of Ishaan Khattar, Danesh Razvi, Shubham Saraf, Shahana Goswami, Vivaan Shah, Vijay Varma and young Yusuf Akhtar (as the adorable Bhaskar Tandon, the prodigious child). The standout execution of their respective role comes from the ever dependable Tabu as the ageing courtesan in a tumultuous phase of life, Ram Kapoor and Aamir Bashir who redefine friendship and communal harmony and finally, Namit Das, the chosen one, exuding confidence, strength of character, devotion, selflessness and an amiable personality that borders on OCD. Don't miss A Suitable Boy, there's a lot to discover in it, and you may even associate with some of the proceedings in this period drama.

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