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Music Composed by Alex Heffes with Anoushka Shankar

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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

1 Prologue
2 Lata’s Theme
3 Your Sister, My Brother
4 You Too Will Marry A Boy I Choose
5 Lutf Woh Ishq Mein - Kavita Seth
6 Mehfil Barkhaast Hui - Kavita Seth
7 Smitten Kitten (Meenakshi’s Theme)
8 Holi
9 Quegdevelim Sunset - Bombay Brass
10 No Time, Lover, Or Friend
11 Raag Khamaaj - Shujaat Husain Khan
12 There Is No Harm In Dawn
13 The Floating Temple
14 Pillow Talk
15 Let’s Go Away / I Never Want to See You Again
16 Na-rawa Kahiye - Kavita Seth
17 What Happened & Maan Delirium
18 Muddat Hui Hai - Kavita Seth
19 Kabir’s Letter
20 Unsuitable Tango

1 The Railway Theme
2 One Loves You
3 Your Parakeet Is Well?
4 Are You Making Fun of Me?
5 Farewell to Rasheed
6 Are You A Lipstick Girl?
7 Are We French Now?
8 Dil-e-Nadaan - Kavita Seth
9 Make Lata Love Me
10 I Can Make Any Shoe
11 Think Beyond Your Friends
12 Fluke of A Catch
13 Christmas In Prahapore
14 Free India’s First Election
15 Raag Jhinjhoti - Shujaat Husain Khan
16 Raag Lalit
17 Maan In Turmoil
18 Loss
19 The Fever Bird
20 Maan In Prison
21 An Unfortunate Accident
22 Love Has Run Its Course (Mehfil Barkhaast Hui Duet)
Kavita Seth & Sharvari Deshpande
23 A Suitable Boy
24 Lata Chooses Her Suitable Boy
25 Monkey Wisdom