Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Eric Ozario-Gurkar of Mandd Sobhann said, “Though many Konkani movies are produced and released in Goa, because they are not screened in Mangaluru, except the ones produced in Karnataka (which are far in between), the general impression is that there are hardly any movies in Konkani. In an attempt to clear this wrong impression and also to promote Konkani cinema, Mandd Sobhann in association with Tiatr Academy of Goa, is organizing the Konkani Filmotsav from July 10th to the 16th, 2015 (for 7 days), screening 7 films (one each day), at Bharath Big Cinemas, Mangaluru – in a Festival called ‘Konkani Filmotsav’.”
“The Festival will be inaugurated on the first day of the screening by Prince Jacob, the President of the Tiatr Academy of Goa, an eminent theatre artiste and a Konkani movie star. Shri Roy Castelino, the President of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, will be the Chief Guest. The Director/Producer of each movie will be honoured on the day of its screening. Mandd Sobhann requests the public to patronize the Festival and promote Konkani cinema. For details contact – Kalaangann: 0824-2230489/2232239 ” added Ozario.
The 7 movies which will be screened are as follows –
· Friday, July 10 – 6.30 p.m. – ‘M.M.S.’
· Saturday, July 11 – 6.30 p.m. – ‘Home Sweet Home’
· Sunday, July 12 – 3.30 p.m. – ‘Mortoo’
· Monday, July 13 – 6.30 p.m. – ‘Digant’
· Tuesday, July 14 – 6.30 p.m. – ‘Po’lto’ddcho Mo’nis’
· Wednesday, July 15 – 6.30 p.m. – ‘Baga Beach’
· Thursday, July 16 – 6.30 p.m. – ‘Uzvaddu’
Louis Pinto, President, Stany Alvares, Co-ordinator and Arun Raj Rodrigues, P.R.O.- all of Mandd Sobhann; and Joy Fernandes (Goa), Exec. Committee member were also present during the press meet.