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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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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
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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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A Suitable Boy is based on the 1993 book of the same name written by Vikram Seth. See more »

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An unsuitable adaptation
25 September 2020 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

When I started to read Vikram Seth's monster novel, 'A Suitable Boy', I found it hard going: had Seth really written 1400 pages about the attempts of a young woman to find a husband? But the story inside this framing ultimately expanded into an astonishingly broad, subtle, superbly written and cunningly plotted epic. This television adaptation can't quite bring the Seth's full vision to life, and feels much more like I first feared the book would be: an essentially simple story about finding the right partner. We do still see a lot of India; but at times it feels that it's merely providing background colour, while the characters are simplified and presented straight up as the people you gradually come to know over the book's many chapters. It's always hard judging a new version of something you already love fairly, but I couldn't engage with this series. Read the original instead: it's a literary masterpiece.


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7 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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