Tanya Maniktala in a still from A Suitable Boy.

A Suitable Boy dialect coach defends show’s Indian accents: ‘English wasn’t the first language in the 1950s’

Reacting to the talk across the accents with which Indian characters converse within the BBC’s A Suitable Boy, the dialect coach who labored on the present has stated that the accents are extra correct than most individuals are suggesting.

Directed by Mira Nair and written by Andrew Davies, A Suitable Boy was launched on Netflix on October 23. Several critics have famous the stilted method by which the characters converse English.

Hetal Varia, a ‘Mumbai-based voice, dialect and accent consultant’, advised HuffPost India that Indians within the 1950s, which is when the story is ready, truly appeared like this. “A Suitable Boy takes place in the 1950s in post-independent India. The language we spoke then was English, of course, but it was still spoken by Indians for whom it wasn’t the first language,” she stated.


She added, “The important thing to remember is that most characters in A Suitable Boy are from very well-bred families and their manner of speech is inherently different.” She stated that her temporary was to “get the artists to speak deliberate English but steer far from the South Indian stereotype.”

She concluded by saying that the ‘trick is to get the emotionality of the dialogue right so it appears that the character is speaking from within and not just parroting the lines.’

A Suitable Boy relies on the novel by Vikram Seth and stars Tanya Maniktala, Ishaan Khatter and Tabu, amongst dozens of different actors, each acquainted and new.

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The Hindustan Times’ evaluate famous, “It’s clear from the very first scenes that A Suitable Boy is targeted towards a Western audience, as a window into an exotic culture. Most of it is in English, with bits and pieces in subtitled Hindi and Urdu. In all honestly, it makes for a most grating viewing experience. White people wouldn’t care, but it’s jarring to watch two villagers converse in English.”

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