Kontho, a film that attempts to tell a story of a cancer patient's struggle finally ending in a positive note, is set to be released in Dhaka. Directed by Shib Prasad Mukhopadhay and Nandita Ray, the film was released in Kolkata in May and it would see its second release in theatres across Bangladesh on November 8.
Bangladeshi audiences are excited about the film as their favourite actress Jaya Ahsan is starring in the film.
The Director Shibprasad also acted in the film. Besides Jaya Ahsan, Paomi Dam, Poran Bondhapadhdhay starred in the film.
Kontho tells a real-life story of a cancer patient Bibhuti Chakrabarty. It is the story of cancer and the fearless spirit of the survivour.
The plot of the film is based on the removal of the larynx of Arjun Malik, the protagonist of the film. He is a famous radio jokey. And his audience love to hear his voice. His wife Pritha is also a voice artist. Suddenly, Arjun got to know that he has larynx cancer and had to sacrifice the only organ his life was centred on.
He went to a therapist named Romila and he taught Arjun how to speak through the food pipe. He was struggling at first but gradually got hold of it. But he did not give up right there. He helped other cancer survivors overcome the obstacles.
Jaya Ahsan is enthusiastic about the release of the film in Bangladesh.
It is an exciting and happy news for us as the film is going to be released in Bangladesh, Jaya told The Business Standard.
Jaya Ahsan is now working for the publicity of the film in the country. The directors may join her later.
On May 10, theatres across Kolkata screened the film. It earned more than Tk2 crore in the first 11 days.
Now it is time to see how the film fares in Bangladesh.