Text by Nandini Khetan. Illustration by Aishwaryshree
The moment the news about a TV adaptation of Vikram Seth’s much-applauded and relished novel A Suitable Boy buzzed through social media, I fished out my copy to revisit the characters. Fast-forward to the release of the six-episode miniseries that aired this October in India, and I was taken in by the portrayal of each character – from their personas to their on-point characterisations and, most importantly, the magnificent costumes – it was a power-packed watch.
While many praised director Mira Nair’s top-notch actors, I’m still contemplating the aesthetically pleasing sartorial landscape conceptualised by costume designer and industry veteran Arjun Bhasin. He delved into the paintings of Mark Rothko and Amrita Sher-Gil for inspiration and created a post-Independence wardrobe for the cast of…