A Historic Event/A Great Milestone! Mandd Sobhann to present 200th Monthly Theatre Show
A Historic Event and A Great Milestone! Mandd Sobhann to present 200th Monthly Theatre Show at Kalaangann, Shaktinagar, Mangaluru at 6 pm on Sunday, 5 August 2018.
Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Eric Ozario-Gurkar of Mandd Sobhann said, ” For the last 16 years and 8 months, Mandd Sobhann has been presenting Konkani performances of different troupes, on the first Sunday of every month, without a single break. The 200th Monthly Theatre programme will be presented on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Kalaangann, Shakthinagar, Mangaluru Under my music direction, top musicians of international fame along with the best voices of Mangaluru, will present a 2-hour musical treat, titled ‘APUTT – Mandd Sobhann Music’.”
Briefing about the beginning of Mandd Sobhann, Eric said, ” Mandd Sobhann which translates to ‘beautiful platform,’ dawned in search of Konkani genres of music at Woodland Hotel auditorium on November 30, 1986. As times passed, Kalaangann, a unique building took shape to encourage the growth of art. However, there was a need to bring life in this building. I had the dreams of encouraging art and Louis J Pinto who had the capacity to make the dream a reality, decided to form a committee to hold ‘Mandd Sobhann Motiyaan’, musical evening under the motto of ‘platform for art and encouragement to artistes’ on January 6, 2002.”
“Until now we have not received any financial help from the government nor from foreign countries, but with determination, commitment and earnestness we have accomplished our dreams, and will be successfully hosting our 200th programme. The programme initially had entrance fee of Rs 30 and Rs 100 and was made free later. The audience could be counted on fingers. There were hurdles such as lack of transport facility to the outskirts of the city. Voluntary contribution by audience was introduced later. Mandd Sobhann maintained its strong stamp and protected discipline and continuity which enabled celebrations of its 25th, 50th, 100th and 150th episode. Today, it is preparing for the grand celebration of its 200th monthly theatre. It has the same enthusiasm in it. The spectator arrives much early and takes his seat and sometimes stands and watches the programme.” added Eric.
He further said, ” A wide variety of art forms have been presented on the stage. Music, dramas, dances, skits, experiments in different drama forms such as jokes, Harikatha, Yakshagana, different forms of Lokaveda, variety entertainment, musical evenings in memory of elderly artistes, holy music, musical skits, dance skits, poetic film and dances, music songs jugalbandi and youth festivals are presented. Elderly artistes have also performed here. Artistes from Siddi, Kudmi, Kharvi, Daldi, GSB, Saraswath, Gawde and Catholic communities from Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa and foreign countries have obtained opportunities to present their art at Kalaangann. Thus Mandd Sobhann has taken the Konkani prestige to a higher level.”
For the Sunday, Aug 5 programme, the Deputy Speaker of the Goan Assembly, Michael Lobo, will be the Chief Guest. The musical programme is sponsored by ‘Friends of Lawry’ and is free for the public. The programme begins at 6.00p.m. (sharp). A short stage programme will be in the middle of the programme. Everyone is requested to occupy their seats by 5.45 p.m., A large pendal has been erected in the Kalaangann maidan to accommodate maximum number of people. Everyone is cordially invited.
The other members present on the dais during the press meet were -Stany Alvares-Coordinator; Arunraj Rodrigues-Treasurer and Naveen Lobo-PRO.
Titles of the 200 ‘Motiyan’ :
Mandd Sobhann Motiyan, Mickmax Night, Abraunchen Yajnadan, Rostad, Nach Nach, Ward number 6, Hari Katha, Rang Tarang Geethmala, Geeth Saurabh, Parikrama, Bhangar Monis, Goincho Suvad, Nanda Deep, Peris Night, Wilson Night, Karganathellen Dirven, Bhangralen Goin, Yaadi, Partha Sarathya, Cris Perichi Yaad, Maxim Night, Konkan Kharvi Darshan, Henry Night, Burgyalen Natal, 150ven Mand Sobhan, Oh My Love, Jesu Jivithachen Udak, Dakther Damyaon, Ek Asello Jerome, Teen Rathn, Sampradayik Gumtan Podan, Madhur Sanz, Goinche Sangeeth, Tho Maka Naka, Nach Nach Nach, Fokan Sobhan, Konkni Lok Kala Darshan, Bhakthi Katha and Mandd Sobhan, Piyega Piyega, Goa going gone, Konkani Gazal, Chintnan Sobdan Karnen, Dirvyan Rupnen, Sumadhur, Sod top ten, Ek Sanz Mitrachi, Konkani Yuva Mahotsav, P H Pintochi Yaad, Goincho Parmal, Sangeeth Sangam, Jezu Bomvaricho Streeyo, Moga Manglura, Ankwar Mestri, Mankan Motiyan, Bongo, Ami Nathellya Velar, Ek Sanz Burgyanchin, Goin Gazotha, Konkani Mahotsav 2006, Shiviyo Roce, Country podan, Fashi, Radonk Melyan Ami Somesth, The Lulu show, Yuva Dabazo, Kon Tho Amcha Modlo, Bongo, Madhur Saanz, Shinv Zalen Gadaon, Patrao Night, Kon Ulaitha, Kepechin Kirnan, Konkani Mahotsav, Chalialen Sobhan, Dev Deta Then, Mankuli Mankan, 170ven Mandd Sobhan, Hashya Sobhan, Chintnan, Bokro, Naach Sambram, Kon Thun Anja, Yuva Sobhan, O Bhai, Yuva Mahotsav, Sod 2 top ten, Bhakthi Sobhan/Karezmacho Kantigo, Amchin Balan Rangal Fulan, 171 ve Mondd Sobhan, Ajal, Ables, Bolpo, The Adolph show, Goin Shahir, Sorry wrong number, Geeth Parmal, Tuji Khushi Zaon, Krista Khatir, Sadhan Shembor, Goin Gaitha-Goin Nachtha, Burgyalen Sobhan, Pass, Eklo anyeklo ani Karmadhin, Bostu, Kombyak Shinga Ailyar, Thembe, Konkani Coral Fiesta, Major Baretto, Valencia Jubilee Night, Mog Ason, Jezu Rakno, Talentan, Kistu Puran, Madhur Saanz, Master Plan, Vallu Jilly Zindabad, Shetan Merer, Eksuri Bail, Kevin Misquith Saanz, Patholi Rook, Sod 3 international, Tulsi, Ek Saanz Kavi Melvinacha Manak, Asello eklo Chafra, Burgyalen Sobhan, Goyen Gaitha, Pavsa Gammath, Melya Upranth, Goinchen Daaiz, Geeth Mandovi Zuvarichen, Bhuke Uzo, Dusri Jackson Night, Santa Kursache Kurven, Mister Jesus, He Raste Chukiche, Zalzalchin Nakthiran, Bomma, Murari Pooth MBBS, Konkni Niyal, Platform number 3, Sangeeth Saimbacho Khel, Kennis Musical Fiesta, Madthir Bhagath Singh, Hello uncle, Canute Night, Mando Fest, Ticket, Zalmilchin Taran, Padan Turo, Naach Bangara, Doremifa, Nimane 30 dees, Mogan Farik Karath, Konkani Lok Kala Darshan, Romeo Juliet, Prajoth D’Sa live, Sod-4, Salomi, Sangeeth Sunami, Sput, Rewind, Geeth Sangeeth, Ashadanthli Ek Saanz, Santanam, Ugad, Sumel, Sune Mazar Hasta, Sumadhur Saanz, Haas and Naach, Eke Veshyechi Katha, Adaun ani Eve, Asmitai, Love letters, Bhas Konkani Raag Tarangani, Oh La Re, Paying guest, Antarastriy Sangeeth Divas, Mariola, Magirchen Magir, Poilo Sur, Ashen Zalen Kashen, Dev and Devnchar, Gulamachen Shinv, Konkni Sugandh, 1 + 1 = 1, Naad Ninaad, Ashelon, Yours obediently, Antarastriy Sangeeth Divas, Lar Night, Mha Kaal, Navrang, Awesome Sangeeth Saanz, Moksh Bhavan, Rakan, Jawad, Morichika, Lawrence Night, and forthcoming programme, Aput.