Sangati Creations’ maiden venture, mega Konkani film ‘Zanvoy No. 1’ written and directed by well-known Bollywood director Harry Fernandes Barkur had a grand overseas audio release yesterday the 1st of March, 2018 @ 8 pm in Winny’s Restaurant Auditorium, Karama, Dubai with jam packed guests and invitees.
On behalf of Sangati Creations the Producers of the Movie and Overseas Distributor Sandhya Creations, MC Uttam Menezes welcomed the audience and gave a brief of the current trend of Konkani Movies released. He said that this trend gave break to very many Konkani artistes to be part of the Konkani Movies and come on silver screen. Today they are all recognized and it is nice to know they have contributed a lot to Konkani Community and language. It is not only through Films but also lot of Konkani Singers, Writers & Musicians have in the past contributed a lot to Konkani Entertainment Industry thus keeping the language and traditions live in this world. He mentioned that the current trend of Konkani Cinema started with Frank Fernandes’ ‘Ek Aslyar Ek Na’ then moved on with Henry D’Silva’s ‘Nashibacho Khel’, Maxim Pereira’s ‘Ashem Zalem Kashem’, Janet Noronha’s ‘Sophiya’ and now Sangati Creations ‘Zanvoy No.1’. This trend will move forward successfully only if the members of the Konkani Community come forward and support wholeheartedly, he added.
He invited on to the stage, entrepreneur, Singer and Philanthropist, Joseph Mathias, businessman and Konkani leader James Mendonca, businessman Simon D’Mello, Businessman Producer of various Movies and recently Doctorate Honoured Frank Fernandes, President of Rachana, Coordinator of Mand Shoban, Businessman, Actor and DCC President Stany Alvares, Film Maker of Bhojpuri Films, Marathi Films, Bollywood Movies and Konkani Movies Director Harry Fernandes Barkur, Sangati Creations Producer Cyril Castelino, Philanthropist Nelson Rodrigues, Actor who have acted in three languages, Deepak Paladka & Producer Distributor Sandhya Creations, Shodhan Prasad. Later Cyril Castelino honoured all the Guests with ‘Rose’ flower.
MC Uttam opened up with Prayer wishing all the best to ‘Zanvoy No.1’ and the Team. Followed was lighting the lamp by all the Guests on dais.
Harry Fernandes spoke on the event and briefed on the film making which he started from Bhojpuri, Marathi, Hindi and now feeling good when he got an opportunity to direct his own community’s Konkani Film. He mentioned the names of all those Directors who have served in Konkani Movies and who made good attempt successfully. If fifty percent of our community people come to watch our Konkani Movies then all our movies will go celebrating Silver Jubilee, he added. He said he felt happy when many movies distributed in the Dubai in the recent past had received houseful audience appreciations wherever released and hoped that his ‘Zanvoy No.1’ also will similarly be welcomed as it has got a good package of family comedy with Bollywood Actress Varsha Usgaonkar acting for the first time in Konkani Movies and good punching comedy by Goan Comedy King Prince Jacob, Stany Alvares and our own Deepak Paladka. He requested everyone to come forward and watch this movie when released here in April, 2018 and guaranteed good entertainment in return for sure.
Ace Director Harry Fernandes was felicitated by Sandhya Creation’s Shodhan Prasad with Shawl.
Beautifully presented ‘Audio Release’ was done and all the Guests released the Music CD of ‘Zanvoy No.1’ while in the background the melodious song was played. Uttam announced the names of Trio Music Directors Eric Ozario, Jerry Bondel and Gunwant Sen. Lyricists Jerry Bondel, Llyod Rego and Harry Fernandes, Music arranger Patson Pereira and the singers Gunwant Sen, Loy Valentine Saldanha, Shilpa Cutinho, Jasmine D’Souza, Patric Pereira, Wilma Pereira & Dixon Rodrigues.
Soon the beautifully captured preview of the move was presented on projector screen which included the dashing action scenes, comedy punches, romantic moves, dance sequences and finally glimpses showing making of the movie at the end. It was nice to see Varsha Usgaonkar appealing to UAE audience to come and watch the movie in pure Konkani along with Prince Jacob’s appeal from Goa. Both the actors have promised to come and meet their fans here in Dubai during the premier show of the Movie in Dubai while all the audience cheered and applauded.
Cyril Castelino thanked all the audience for their support and joining the event. He briefed on how he got connected with Director Harry Fernandes and how his interest developed in joining this Team as a Producer along with his compatriots Leo Fernandes & Walter D’Souza. He said that the movie gave them an opportunity to come down from Mumbai to Mangalore and see the beautiful sceneries of Mangalore where they had visited almost ten times in three months’ time. While appealing to the audience to watch the movie he guaranteed good entertainment for sure with ‘Zanvoy No. 1 which will be released in Mangalore first and then moves towards Karwar, Honnavar, Goa, Mumbai and Dubai. He also briefed on some beautiful moments he had with Music Director Gunwant Sen in his office in Mumbai about the music of the movie and said that the movie is almost completed and Censor is awaited soon. Earlier they had thought of making this movie in bilingual with Konkani & Tulu (Aan Magey) but later felt that they will conclude in Konkani with English subtitles, giving importance to both Mangalorean & Goan Konkani accent so that audience from both these states can watch and get entertained, he added.
Later Joseph Mathias spoke on the event and said that there was a time when Dramas in Tulu & Konkani were famous while only Hindi & Kannada movies were releasing in Mangalore. Later the trend changed and we saw very many Producers and Directors showing their interest in Tulu & Konkani Movies which started mushrooming in Mangalore. This was with their sole intention of promoting the language and not for money making which never happened in this regional industry. Earlier there were very few Konkani releases but with the attempt of Frank Fernandes’ ‘Ek Aslyar Ek Na’ the numbers increased giving very many releases in the recent months. He appealed to the audience to come forward and watch these movies unitedly with their family and friends and support these Producers who have contributed their time and money for our Konkani language & culture.
Frank Fernandes spoke on the event and thanked Sangati Creations for coming up with this new movie. He said that in 2008 he made ‘Kazar’ in Konkani which got State Award and now after marriage this ‘Zanvoy No. 1’ has emerged, jokingly. To present a good movie two people’s hard work is most important, one the Producer and then the Director. Later Artistes and technicians who are responsible if they contribute efficiently and then the contribution of the audience who can make the film super hit, he said. Quoting Mother Theresa’s words ‘which thing I know, you do not know and which thing you know, I don’t know’ so let us come together and make a great thing. He later briefed on his other movies made in Kannada, Konkani & Tulu which did not fare well because of various reasons though the movies were good. Finally the movie directed by Pradeep Barboza ‘Ek Aslyar Ek Na’ and acted by known good actors of Dubai fared very well because it was first released in Dubai with the support of Shodhan Prasad & Deepak and later did well wherever it was released bringing revenue for the Producer. He was happy that only this movie did well and that could make a name in Konkani Cine World. While thanking the audience for their support he added that criticism should be there but one should not become ‘Critic No.1’ criticising everything. He appealed to the audience to support all those who come forward to produce movies in our Konkani language irrespective of the movie banners so that more contributions pour into our Community in this field.
James Mendonca also spoke on the event and said that Director Harry Fernandes in the past had given 2 successful films in Konkani and that this movie surely will also be a successful one. Without audience support one cannot make successful film, hence he appealed to all to come in large numbers to watch this movie and make it a super hit Konkani movie.
Later Simon D’Mello also spoke and wished good luck to ‘Zanvoy No.1’
Actor Deepak Paladka who is seen in a different important role in ‘Zanvoy No.1’ later spoke and said that he was happy to be part of this movie as this is a very good family movie. He shared his experience whilst shooting of this movie and said he could learn a lot from the Director as well as the experienced Actress Varsha Usgaonkar with whom he had extensive role to share. He also shared about his busiest time schedule while he had simultaneous acting assignments in another Tulu Movie ‘Ammer Polisa’ & Kannada Movie ‘Asothoma Sadgamaya’ during the same time. From the break he got in Tulu Movie ‘Nirel’ till opportunity he got in very many movies, he always came forward to support in the marketing so that if the Producers earn some profit then they will do more films and he will get opportunity to serve and entertain the people. He thanked all those who offered him opportunities in Dramas & Movies and wished good luck to everyone.
At the end Stan Alvares concluded with vote of thanks. He personally mentioned the names of everybody who helped them in the making of the movie as well as for the warm welcome they gave during the ‘Audio Release’ programme here in Dubai. He shared some of his beautiful moments with all his Directors & Producers where he had acted and thanked them for the opportunity he got in Konkani Movies. He also thanked Walter Nandalike and www.daijiworld.com for their continuous support for the Konkani Movies and thanked Shodhan Prasad, Dayan D’Souza, Pradeep Barboza and all those who contributed and supported Konkani Movies all these years. Finally he thanked MC Uttam Menezes for carrying on the event smoothly and professionally.
While distributing free Audio CD’s to all the audiences he requested them to come in large numbers to see the movie with their friends and relatives thus making ‘Zanvoy No.1’ a number one Konkani Movie.
The programme ended with sumptuous Dinner and photo session.
Overseas release is being arranged by ‘Sandhya Creations Overseas Movies’ and one can contact Shodhan Prasad on +971 52 5569786 for more information.
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