Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee’s Konttho hit the theatres last Friday. The film, which had a countrywide release, opened to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.
The duo helmed films like BelaSeshe, Praktan, Posto and Haami in the past that became few of the highest grossers of Bangla films. BelaSeshe ran at a multiplex in West Bengal for 217 days straight.
With Konttho, Roy and Mukherjee added yet another feather to their hat. The film has been running across theatres with occupancy of about 70-80 per cent. Positive word-of-mouth and good public report are increasing the footfalls.
Debashish Dey, Distributor, West Bengal, says, “Konttho is doing exceptionally well in West Bengal. The film garnered Rs 75 lakh across the first weekend. That is huge for a Bangla movie. The film released across only 90 cinemas. Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee know very well how to strike a chord with their audience; they know their pulse. Keeping in mind the collections and the feedback that I am getting from the trade, I believe it will sustain over the weekdays too.”
Dey adds, “The filmmakers have handled a depressing issue really well in the film. They have kept the entertainment value intact.” He believes that this factor has propelled the business of the film.
Konttho revolves around a radio jockey who gets diagnosed with Arjun is diagnosed with Stage IV laryngeal cancer. The film stars Mukherjee, Paoli Dam and Jaya Ahsan in lead roles. Their performances have also been lauded.