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Konttho song 'Obak Jole' is well written, but the visuals lack spontaneity


Apart from singer Prasen himself, the rest of the actors seem to have been given cues to go on doing whatever they like in the room and hence, the entire sequence looks staged.

Roushni Sarkar

The 'Obak Jole' song from Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy’s upcoming film Konttho features singer-composer-lyricist Prasen on screen for the first time. Protagonists Mukherjee, Paoli Dam and Koneenica Banerjee can also be seen having a jolly time in the visuals of the song that are set in a close-knit party.

In the film, Mukherjee and Dam play a couple. They seem to have organised a party in which Prasen sings the song. He refuses to have alcohol as he wants to concentrate on his singing.

The friends drink, smoke and dance to the song that is primarily a love ballad. The song might have been amateurishly sung, but the lyrics are simple yet romantic. The words convey how the beloved has turned into the reason for composing a song. The composer or the lover is intoxicated in love. No matter how he tries to distance himself, he cannot help but give in to all the advances made by the beloved and hence, composes the song.

Though the song is set in a party mood, the visuals hardly come across as spontaneous. Apart from Prasen himself, the rest of the actors seem to have been given cues to go on doing whatever they like in the room and hence, the entire sequence looks staged. Though, here more than the actors, the cinematographer and editor are to be blamed for mechanically shooting and conceptualising the sequence. Also, despite their dance movements, they hardly seem to be connecting to the performance and the song.

Konttho is slated for release on 10 May.

Watch the song below and tell us if you will be watching the film.

 

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