UAE: 'Oriyardori Asal' Opens to Rousing Response from Tulu Cinema Fans
Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai
Pics: Ashok Belman (GK)
Dubai, Jul 8: 'Konnect Kudla', the team which released the much-talked about 'Oriyardori Asal' Tulu comedy film by Vijay Kumar Kodialbail weaved magic in the UAE and with shows in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Thursday July 5 and Friday July 6 running successfully.
Due to non-availability of theatres, the screening in Sharjah was postponed and the new date will be announced soon after the Sharjah theatre is booked. There was huge response from Tulu fans requesting to screen the movive once again and 'Konnect Kudla' is in the process of persuading the theatres to arrange one more screening all over.
The team of 'Konnect Kudla' comprising Prashant Acharya, Vasanth Shetty, Dhikshit Shetty, Noel D' Almeida, Shodhan Prasad, Navin and a group of youngsters worked day and night to make this event happen. Their aim in connecting Tuluvas through entertainment will continue with the tremendous support of the people of Tulunadu.
Maiden Press Conference
The first-ever press conference by a Tulu movie team was held on Thursday July 5 at 12 am in Fortune Grand Hotel, Deira, Dubai wherein media personalities including Ria D'Souza of Zee TV with her crew members, Vinay Kumar of Namma TV, Herman Lewis of Radio Spice 105.4 FM, Shodhan Prasad of web media www.daijiworld.com, Ashok Belman of www.gulfkannadiga.com, main sponsor Ravish Gowda of Fortune Grand Hotel, Harish Sherigar of Acme Building Materials, Prashant Acharya and his team from Travel Partner Lama Tours, Alwyn Pinto of Mangalore Konkans, Francis Fernandes of SPPE, Print Sponsor Digital World, members from Xpress Money, other sponsors and key members of various associations of Karnataka were present. Along with them were writer Vijaya Kumar Kodialbail, actor Likhith Shetty, actress Ramya Barna, Prem Shetty and Prakash Shetty, distributors of Tulu Movies in Mumbai and other distinguished guests.
Anchor Ria D'Souza of Zee TV took over the first part of the conference interviewing Shodhan Prasad on behalf of 'Konnect Kudla' who answered all the questions on the why and how and the future plans of Konnect Kudla. There were many interesting questions raised by the media and the audience which were perfectly answered by 'Oriyardori Asal' team led by Vijay Kumar Kodialbail, Likith and Ramya Barna.
The event will soon be aired on Zee TV and Namma TV, the dates of which will be announced.
The first-ever premiere of Tulu movie in the UAE was held in a grand and professional manner at 7 pm on July 5 at Galleria, Hyatt Regency. Vijaya Kumar Kodialbail cut the ribbon along with Likith Shetty, Ramya Barna, Prem Shetty, Prakash Shetty and all the members of Konnect Kudla in the midst of a huge numbers of Tuluvas who flocked the theatre much earlier than the scheduled time, eagerly waiting for the show to start.
Soon after the inauguration the seats were occupied and soon it was housefull audience at the Galleria. The movie began with a small inaugural speech and felicitation to the artistes of Oriyardori Asal by the members of Konnect Kudla. As per traditions 'Pingara' was opened cut open in true Tuluva style. Soon the movie began and people watched amazed, laughing and enjoying every bit of the movie. Sweet Peda was distributed to all those who attended.
Second show at Bollywood Cinema, Al Quoz
Soon after the screening at Galleria the reels were sent to Bollywood Cinema, Al Quoz for a second screening at 10.30 pm. The auditorium was crowded with fans who flocked to the theatre much in advance than the scheduled time. Shodhan Prasad again welcomed the crowd, while actor Likith Shetty spoke a few words to the public and the show started. During the interval, Vijay Kumar Shetty and actress Ramya were introduced and they spoke a few words before the continuation of the second part. The response was so great that those who did not get the tickets in Galleria managed to get them at Al Quoz.
Konnect Kudla appreciated Ganesh Urwa, the man who, within two days of confirmation of the movie, distributed all the tickets of the movie professionally with the available details from online booking, which again is a new concept being designed by Ranjit Bajpe on behalf of the organizers.
Twin Shows in Abu Dhabi
Though the team 'Oriyardori Asal' arrived late in Abu Dhabi, the fans at Eldarado Cinema, Abu Dhabi on Friday July 6 were restless and waiting for a glimpse of actor, actress and writer Vijaya Kumar.
Soon there was an inaugural ceremony arranged by Sarvotham Shetty wherein Padmashree Dr B R Shetty and his wife Dr Chandrakumari B R Shetty along with prominent personalities Rajyotsava awardee Shekar Shetty, Sunder Shetty, Ramesh Shetty, Jayaram Rai and many prominent businessmen cut the ribbon.
Again, there was a traditional 'Pingara' opening and a small speech by Vijaya Kumar prior to the start of the movie. The film was then flashed on the silver screen and everyone watched captivated.
The second screening was at around 4.30 pm and before the screening, Dr B R Shetty spoke on the subject while the audience applauded his humour while Vijaya Kumar thanked the audience for their support. Konnect Kudla again screened the movie in Abu Dhabi successfully, wherein one of the enthusiastic promoters Bhasker Shetty of Al Shakira Tailors managed single handedly to distribute the whole lot of tickets in Abu Dhabi.
Finally, it was the team effort of 'Konnect Kudla' which made this event a huge success in this part of the world and the tremendous support of the fans that enabled Tulu cinema to set a record in the UAE.