A Suitable Boy has arrived on Netflix and is trending for all the right reasons. The 6 part series is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s book showing the journey of four families living in an independent India. The series is structured in a way that brings into light all aspects of a new India post-independence preparing for its first election.
Directed by Mira Nair and written by Andrew Davies, the combo has done justice to the story and covered all the details precisely from costumes to the backdrop. The series also has its focus on the underlying socio-political issues stirring post-partition and has visually depicted the existing divide between different sections of the society.
Without further delay, let’s dive into the reasons!
All Talent under One Roof
The top-most reason that makes this series a must-watch is its engaging cast. Mira Nair has picked each one of them sharply keeping in mind the character sketch. The cast consists of Rasika Duggal, Tanya Maniktala, Ram Kapoor,Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Mihara Kakkar, Danesh Razvi, Randeep Hooda, Shahana Goswami, and Shubham Saraf. Each and every actor in the series did their part whole-heartedly and brought originality with their excellent acting skills. The strong cast was determined to be a big hit since the release of its trailer.
The Precise Detailing
One of the most amazing features of this series and a treat to the eye is attention to detail. Every detail has been captured beautifully from costumes, hair, and makeup, dialogue delivery, backdrop, the charm of relationships, friendships, old lanes and buildings, everything has been taken care of appropriately taking you back to the 1950s. The details are so visually aesthetic as if you were a part of it all.
Celebrating Love and Its Twists
The series also throws at us a bunch of love stories and that makes it even more interesting as every love story is based on a different parallel making us question and look for those answers. Also, how do you tell a love story without twists? The love stories take surprising turns but the unbiased way they have been put together makes it all the more interesting. It also shows realistic ends to each story making it more believable and relatable for the audience.
Pushes You to Think
The overall plot is pretty interesting but there are certain themes that make us think. The feeling of disagreement sets in as we are introduced to certain scenes but as the story progresses we are forced to think beyond the set norms of the society. It makes us realize how one person’s wrong is another person’s right and vice-versa.