‘Sophiya’ Super Hit Konkani Movie which concluded successfully 2 houseful shows in Dubai did a hat-trick houseful show in Abu Dhabi too. Konkani Movie lovers in Abu Dhabi flocked to the Theatre very much in advance before the show and were waiting to have a glimpse of Actress Esther Noronha.
It was a tremendous response from Konkani audience in Novo Cinemas – World Trade Centre – Abu Dhabi and the inauguration was held around 3.45 pm with Shodhan Prasad welcoming the audience and the Guests. He briefed of the success of SOPHIYA wherever it was released and mentioned that a share of the collection SOPHIYA did in Israel was handed over to a Charity organization in Mangalore. He also shared that Janet Noronha is the first women Producer of Konkani Movie World and SOPHIYA is her first Production in Konkani which she ventured as a part of her Konkani language promotion. Shodhan later thanked all the Well-wishers including Clarence Cornell of Globelink West Star Shipping who has supported in Abu Dhabi Show. He also specially thanked Cynthia D’Cunha who has taken the lead in distributing the tickets in Abu Dhabi.
Guests Ronald Pinto of Hysna International, Sudhir Shetty of UAE Exchange, Leo Rodrigues of Clevy Al Mazroui Group, Richard Castelino, Cynthia Dcunha of Sanipex Group, Esther & Janet Noronha inaugurated the show with lighting the traditional lamp while the whole audience cheered up. Ronald Pinto in his inaugural speech briefed on the difficulties of producing and distributing a movie that too in Konkani which has a small market. Unless people of the community voluntarily come forward and support the Producers; they will not be able to cover the cost entrusted for our own entertainment, he added. He said he is more than happy to watch SOPHIYA again even after watching it during the Dubai grand release recently. Sudhir Shetty also spoke on the occasion and said there are very many movies from our own Tulu Nadu being produced and presented and that Konkani Movies have shown much positive signs with many releases in the recent times. While wishing the Producer Janet Noronha and Actress Esther Noronha for their effort he also wished them good luck to produce more movies in the near future.
Later on behalf of Janet Noronha, Actress Esther Noronha spoke well in Konkani and thanked the audience for their whole hearted support she received. She said that their blessings and well wishes has really gifted her with fame where she is now. Your good deeds to the community you live in will always be blessed by Almighty, she added. Multitalented daughter of Janet Noronha, Ester has for her credit various successful movies in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Konkani & Tulu.
After the show all the Audience and fans of Esther had photo session with her one after another. Later Esther left to Mangalore for a Kannada Film shoot completion in the late night flight from Dubai.
Sharjah Show is on 2nd February, 2018 at 4 pm in NOVO Cinemas, Mega Mall and Cynthia Goveas another strong Konkani supporter in Sharjah has voluntarily taken over the responsibility to successfully conclude a houseful show there. Patron of Sharjah Karnataka Sangha, Mark Denis and the famous MC Uttam Menezes have come forward in supporting the Sharjah show of SOPHIYA.
Plans are there to host one show in Mussafah and one show in Al Ain as the Konkani Church Group Leaders in these areas are approaching the distributors continuously. Dates of these shows are not yet finalized and will be done once Theaters are available.
More shows are in the pipeline and will be arranged through the distributors Sandhya Creations. Any Konkani Association or persons supporting the mother tongue; willing to do a special screening can contact either the Producer or the Distributor. For more information you may contact Shodhan Prasad of Sandhya Creations on +971 52 5569786
For Tickets in Sharjah one can contact:-
Cynthia Goveas – 050 6459054
Sandhya Prasad – 050 1273781
Sonu Bantwal - 055 7345587
Uttam Menezes – 050 1719001
Ronald Machado -055 2849371
Adrian Melroy – 050 3540834
Lily D Almeida – 050 4553321
Janet Noronha – 056 7903418
Online booking can be done by clicking the link here:- https://goo.gl/forms/dxUYzmRAgYegiFVc2
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