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Banglatown Banquet is a British film of genre Drama with Shabana Azmi

Banglatown Banquet (2006)

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Length 50minutes
Genres Drama
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Banglatown Banquet is a 2006 British television drama film directed by Hettie MacDonald, written by Tanika Gupta, and stars Shabana Azmi, Shobu Kapoor and Shelly King. The film is about a middle-aged Bangladeshi woman whose life is turned upside down when her husband returns from Bangladesh with a pregnant teenage bride. It was broadcast by BBC Two on 25 March 2006.


Sofia (Shabana Azmi) is a disillusioned Bangladeshi woman in her 50s who has lived in a council tenement block near Brick Lane since coming to England as a young bride. Her elderly Bangladeshi husband Shafiq (Renu Setna) feeling marginalised by his spouse's attendance of yoga classes, goes back to Bangladesh for a holiday and returns after a year with a pregnant teenage bride.


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