Mira Nair’s TV adaptation of Vikram Seth’s magnum opus, A Suitable Boy, is going places, the Toronto Film Festival, for instance. The lavishly mounted BBC One show will be the closing night event at the Toronto Film Festival 2020. The popular film festival will be held in Toronto from September 10 to 19.
The Toronto Film Festival will be a hybrid one this year. Several of the featuring movies and series will be screened physically, with social distancing norms in place, while several others will be screened virtually. There’s no information as of now whether A Suitable Boy will be screened virtually or physically, for the film festival buffs.
A Suitable Boy debuted in the UK on BBC One on July 26. The series is set in India of the early 1950s’ when the newly independent country prepares for its first-ever elections as a free country. It narrates the story of a spirited young girl, Lata, whose parents are on the lookout for a suitable boy to get her married.
The series features a stellar ensemble cast comprising Tanya Maniktala, Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Rasika Dugal, Ram Kapoor, Namit Das, Shahana Goswami, Vivek Gomber, Gagan Dev Riar, Danesh Razvi, Mikhail Sen, Vijay Verma and Mahira Kakkar, among others.
Netflix has nabbed the streaming rights for A Suitable Boy for India and certain other regions of the world. Since it is slated to screen at The Toronto Film Festival, chances are it will premiere on Netflix only after the festival is over and done with.