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Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ to premiere in US on Dec 7

New YorkOscar-nominated Indian American filmmaker Mira Nair’s screen adaptation of Vikram Seth’s classic novel A Suitable Boy is set to premiere in the US and Canada on Acorn TV on Dec. 7.

Starting with two episodes on Dec. 7, BBC cinematic TV series’ weekly episodes will run every Monday through Jan. 4, 2021. This series premiered on BBC One on July 26, 2020 as one of its highest-rated launches this year.

An epic tale of life and love set in vibrant 1950s India, A Suitable Boy is the first screen adaptation of Vikram Seth’s classic, bestselling, 1,349-page novel of the same name.

This six-part, six-hour drama tells the story of spirited university student Lata Mehra as she comes of age in North India 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.

Recently the first series to close the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, this sweeping period drama is directed by Nair (Monsoon WeddingThe NamesakeMississippi Masala) in her television series debut. It’s adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride and PrejudiceWar and PeaceLes Misérables).

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