Friday the 13th! Don’t Fear Because You Can Watch Hit Konkani Movie ‘Osmitay’ for Rs 99

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Friday the 13th! Don;t Fear Because You Can Watch the Hit Konkani Movie ‘Osmitay’ for Rs 99 on FRIDAY the 13th of October 2023 during the 4.30 pm and 7.15 pm shows at BHARATH CINEMAS, Bharath Mall, Bejai, Mangaluru (The regular prices on other days are Rs Rs 150, Rs 180 etc)

Mangaluru: Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year. For example, 2015 had a Friday the 13th in February, March, and November, which will happen again in 2026; 2017 through 2020 had two Friday the 13ths; 2016, 2021 and 2022 had just one Friday the 13th, as will 2025; 2023 and 2024 have two Friday the 13ths.[ A month has a Friday the 13th if and only if it begins on a Sunday.

And then there was the “Friday the 13th ” a 1980 American independent slasher film Released on May 9, 1980, which was a major box office success, grossing $59.8 million worldwide. That movie, plot follows a group of teenage camp counsellors who are murdered one by one by an unknown killer while they are attempting to re-open an abandoned summer camp with a tragic past. But this Friday, 13th October 2023 you movie fans have nothing to worry or fear about, since you won’t be seeing any murders in the Hit Konkani Movie ‘OSMITAY’, which has been running house-packed shows since it was released on 15 September, and still making history wherever it is screened outside India, with house-full shows.

And tomorrow, October 13th Friday, you get an awesome offer to watch ‘Osmitay’ by paying only Rs 99, during the 4.30 pm and 7.15 pm shows screened at Bharath Cinemas, inside Bharath Mall, Bejai, Mangaluru. And this Rs 99 offer to watch any movie, including Osmitay is to mark the NATIONAL CINEMA DAY, conceived by the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) in 2022. The MAI initiated National Cinema Day to commemorate the reopening of cinema halls post the COVID-19 pandemic. The association decided to offer significant discounts on movie tickets on this day, encouraging moviegoers to support cinema hall owners, who suffered huge losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, National Cinema Day will unfold across more than 4,000 participating screens, including renowned cinemas such as PVR, Inox, Cinepolis, including Bharath Cinemas among others. After a few date changes, it was observed on September 23 last year when tickets were available at a discounted rate of Rs 75. It was a massive success, registering the highest-ever single-day admissions of 6.5 million. This year, it is being held on October 13, offering a ticket price of Rs 99, to watch any movies on this day. You can conveniently book your tickets online through platforms such as BookMyShow or the official websites of cinema chains.


This movie marks a significant milestone for Mandd Sobhann, a cultural organization that holds a Guinness record. Mandd Sobhann has made remarkable contributions to Konkani art, literature, and culture across various domains, and their debut production ‘Osmitay’ promises to be a cinematic treat for audiences.

On 15 September as announced as the release date, a large number of Konkani movie fans thronged Bharath Cinemas for the 4.30 pm and 7.15 pm shows and went back home with happy memories after seeing one of the unique Konkani movies ever launched in Mangaluru. There were adults and youngsters, priests and nuns, among others who wanted to experience a Konkani movie of a different style, and they were overwhelmed after spending nearly two hours glued to their seats watching Osmitay, a movie which did make a difference!

And since that day, the movie ‘OSMITAY’ has been creating wonders with housefull shows, in and around Mangaluru and abroad. A Debut Konkani Movie by Mandd Sobhann, directed by Vilas Rathnakar Kshatriya; produced by Louis J Pinto features Ashwin D’Costa and Ms Wencita Dias and Dennis Monteiro in the lead roles. This highly anticipated Konkani movie was remarkably successful, marking a significant milestone for the Guinness record-holding cultural organization, Mandd Sobhann. Mandd Sobhann has made remarkable contributions to Konkani art, literature, and culture across various domains, and its debut production, ‘Osmitay’, promised to be a cinematic treat for audiences.

Set against the backdrop of the Konkani people’s quest for identity, this captivating story unfolds the narrative of migration from Goa and showcases the visual splendour of Konkani’s rich folk heritage, all woven into a tender love story written by me (Eric Ozario) and the screenplay and dialogues by Joel Pereira comes to life through the brilliant direction of the young and talented filmmaker, Vilas Ratnakar Kshatriya. The scenic beauty of the coast, hills, and Goa is exquisitely captured by cinematographer Balaraja Gowda, with skilful editing by Mavin Joel Pinto.

The film’s soulful melodies are composed by the talented quartet of Alwyn Fernandes, Cajetan Dias, Joel Pereira, and myself, featuring the renowned singer Nihal Tauro and an array of talented vocalists. The cast includes stellar performances by Denis Monteiro, Ashwin D’Costa, Ms Wencita Dias, Prince Jacob, Sayish Panandikar, Gaurish Vernekar, Stany Alvares, Nellu Permannur, Sunil Siddi, Lulu Fortes, Naveen Lobo, and other renowned artists from Goa and Mangaluru. Notably, around 500 other talented actors make their debut appearances in front of the camera.

Following the initial release, arrangements were made for exhibition in various locations, including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Goa, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Israel, Germany, Canada, Australia, Ireland, USA and several countries around the world. Mandd Sobhann has undertaken the ambitious production of ‘Osmitay’ with the invaluable support of the community and donors, driven by their mission to contribute to the cinematic movement. President Louis J. Pinto led this remarkable endeavour.

The film promises not only to be a visual treat but also a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Konkani art and storytelling. So make use of your precious time watching one of the most unique Konkani films of all time and be glad that you did it! And don’t miss to watch it again, if you haven’t at a special “Friday the 13th’ price of Rs 99.


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