Critically acclaimed actress Tabu announced the release date of her upcoming Netflix web series ‘A Suitable Boy’ on Friday. It is an adaptation of author Vikram Seth’s novel of the same name.
The series, which tells a sprawling story of four families and is set a few years after Indian Independence, will begin streaming on October 23. This pits the series against the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s crime-thriller ‘Mirzapur’.
Sharing the poster of ‘A Suitable Boy’ on her Instagram handle, Tabu also revealed release date of the web series, she wrote, “To live freely,one must love freely. #ASuitableBoy premieres 23rd October 2020 only on Netflix. @netflix_in @pagliji @ishaankhatter @tanyamaniktala @itsvijayvarma @lydiadeanpilcher @declanquinn @stephaniecarrollnyc @iamramkapoor @rasikadugal @shahanagoswami @randeephooda”.
The story in A Suitable Boy, across more than 1300 pages, deals with modernity and traditions, family values, familial oppression, oppressive social mores, generational conflict, prejudice based on religion, among others.
The series is spun around a young woman’s search for the love of her life and her mother’s hunt for “a suitable boy” for her daughter.
Apart from Tabu, ‘A Suitable Boy’ also stars Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, Ram Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Vijay Varma, Vijay Raaz, Shahana Goswami, Ranvir Shorey, Rasika Dugal and Randeep Hooda in pivotal roles.
Directed by Mira Nair and written by Andrew Davies, A Suitable Boy has already premiered on BBC in July.
Tabu will also feature in Anees Bazmee’s upcoming horror comedy film ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ along with Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani.