Prominent actor Sohana Saba is currently preparing for the film, 'Modhur Canteen'. She is expected to start shooting in December.
Directed by Sayedur Rahman, the film revolves around Madhur Canteen, which played a pivotal role in the Bangladesh Liberation Movement. It was the focal point for the start of various political movements in the country and also played a significant part in the Language Movements of 1948 and 1952, the movement of Dhaka University employees in 1949, the student's revolt against the laws of the university, and the 1969 mass uprising in the then East Pakistan. During these critical political moments, Madhur Canteen was a social epicentre frequented by student leaders and activists. The Pakistani army targeted Madhur Canteen on March 25 1971, with the beginning of operation Searchlight. The film will be set from 1965 to 1971.
Saba will be essaying the role of a student of University of Dhaka, who faces injustice in the hands of the Pakistani army. “I am pleased to be a part of a film like Modhur Canteen, a name all Bangladeshis hold close to their hearts,” says Saba. Omar Sani will play the role of Modhustan Dey, the founder of Modhur Canteen who was killed on March 26, 1971. The film will be shot in the capital city, primarily at the University of Dhaka campus.
Among other things, Saba will also be seen in the Tollywood film, Epar Opar in the near future.