Official Trailer of the movie “Konttho”
This May 10th, director duo Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy are coming with their new film Konttho. This film talks about a lesser known and sensitive subject that is Laryngeal cancer where the organs related to voice gets affected and a person can lost his voice too. The film is inspired from the life of Late Bibhuti Chakraborty who was a Laryngeal cancer survivor. His story is very inspirational and deserved to be shared with a large section of people. He He was detected with cancer in Larynx and he had to go through a surgery. After this surgery he lost his voice as doctors had to pull out the affected organs which also help to speak. But he was a fighter who did not surrender to the circumstances. He tried hard and developed alternate option to speak using his food pipe in stead of vocal chords. It was a tough and tedious job to learn this process but he never gave up. Not only that he later continued to help the other victims like him to talk with speech therapy.
The director duo had met this man few years ago during the making of a non fiction program for a TV channel. Since then they were very inspired by him and wanted to tell this story in a film. Although Konttho is not a Biopic rather it is a fictionalized story inspired from the real incident. This film is about a radio jockey who lost his voice because of Laryngeal cancer. For a RJ, his voice is his big asset. After loosing his voice unfortunately, he fights back and regains his voice with the help of speech therapy. Shiboprosad Mukherjee himself is playing the main lead as the RJ and paoli Dam is playing his wife. Jaya Ahsan will be seen as the speech therapist.
Recently the trailer of the film has been released. The trailer gives a glimpse of the struggle of the leading character, his pain after loosing his voice. It also shows how he overcomes this bad phase and fights back with courage. The trailer is very engaging and all the three lead actors are in very good form. Although the film is talking about a serious issue but the director duo has not tried to make it look like a serious film for limited audience. They have presented it in their own style of story telling, simple and heart touching which will appeal to everyone in the audience.
Konttho will not only told an inspirational story about fighting back the odds in life, it will also create awareness about this disease and it’s therapy. There is a larger section of people who are not aware of any such speech therapy. This film will definitely help such victims of Laryngeal cancer.