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Under Construction (2015)

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Under Construction is about a modern Muslim woman struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh.

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Rubaiyat Hossain
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Credited cast:
Shahana Goswami ... Roya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rahul Bose ... Imtiaz Ilahi
Sohel Mondol Sohel Mondol ... Sabuj
Mita Rahman Mita Rahman ... Roya's Mother
Rikita Nandini Shimu Rikita Nandini Shimu ... Moyna
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Struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh, Muslim theater actress Roya suffers from her husband's wish for children and traditional life. Not interested in motherhood, she decides to reconstruct a famous and politically minded play for modern times, reclaiming her identity, her freedom and her sexuality in the process. Written by Locarno Film Festival

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Bangladesh

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Bengali

Release Date:

6 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Beautiful and Bold portrayal of reality
26 December 2016 | by patil_umeshSee all my reviews

Very much heartfelt and moved after watching a film 'Under Construction' by debut filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain. Loved creative use of Rabindranath Tagore's work. Plot structure reminded me Salesman by Asghar Farhadi. Both switch between play and film. Lives of men, women working in construction industry, garment industry in Bangladesh have turned so mechanical that nobody cares if anybody dies while building construction. Film centers around character Roya, theatre artist, aspiring for her identity as theatre director by setting her own Company. Film has many shades of events, emotions adorned with astounding music and shows current day picture of society.


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