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A Suitable Boy (Alex Heffes with Anoushka Shankar) (Un buen partido)


Set in vibrant 1950s India, "A Suitable Boy" is an epic tale of life and love based on the classic novel of the same name by Vikram Seth. The six-part series is directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and is adapted for the screen by Andrew Davies (War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice).
The score is composed by Alex Heffes and Anoushka Shankar. Previously paired on Mira Nair’s 2016 Disney Film Queen Of Katwe, Alex knew how important the music score is to the director. Says Alex of his work with Mira “music flows throughout Vikram Seth’s book so we discussed very early on how to tie the original score into the very authentic music world of India that had been captured on screen and how to create a musical language for the score that weaves between the world of Classical Indian music and the world of film music… careful consideration was given to how to integrate orchestra into the Indian musical world, often having to learn to follow the phrasing and bending of the sitar.”
Golden Globe nominated composer Alex Heffes has over 60 film and TV scores to his name. It was his scores to Kevin Macdonald's Academy Award-winning films One Day In September, The Last King Of Scotland and BAFTA-winning Touching The Void that first won him international acclaim
Sitarist, composer, producer: Anoushka Shankar is a singular, genre-defying figure within the classical and contemporary, acoustic and electronic world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including six Grammy® Award nominations