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Daijiworld Media Network – Dubai (ANK)
Dubai, Apr 27: The world premiere of much-awaited Tulu movie ‘Raj Sounds & Lights’ was inaugurated here at Marco Polo Hotel Ball room, Al Muteena, Deira Dubai on April 24.
For the first time in the history of Tulu cinema, ‘Raj Sounds & Lights’ will be released across 11 countries USA, United Kingdom, UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah), Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Nigeria, Zambia, Israel and 6 major cities in India Mumbai, Pune, Baroda, Mysuru, Mangaluru and Bengaluru in between May 13 to 15 in many theatres simultaneously.
The directorial Tulu film of Rahul Amin ‘Raj Sounds & Lights’ is being presented by the makers of Kannada film ‘Ondu Motteya Kathye’ and Vaibhav Flix in association with Mango Pickle Entertainment. This will be distributed overseas by Sandhya Creation Overseas Movies led by Shodhan Prasad.
The guests of honour for the event were Sarvotham Shetty, president of UAE Bunts and Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha, Praveen Shetty, president, Karnataka NRI Forum Dubai, Lt Fen Amb Dr Frank Fernandes, businessman, chancellor general, MEA, peace ambassador & chief of mission UAE, actor Roshan Shetty from Bahrain, Satish Kumar Bajal, president of MASA, Saudi Arabia, Harish Sherigar, ACME Building Materials and producer Tulu/Kannada movies, Harish Bangera, Dubai Source Advertising and producer of Kannada movies, Dev Kumar Kambli, businessman and president Jain community, Prabhakar Suvarna, president Billawa Family Dubai, Srinivas Achar CA of Brahman Samaj, Dinesh Devadiga, president KADAM, Ramachandra Hegde of Spraytek Contracting & Coating Co, Dinesh Shetty Kottinja, Dumech Engineering and founder of Yakshagana Abhyasa Tharagathi Dubai, Hidayath Addoor, convener, Kannadiga Federation, Dubai, Gunasheel Shetty, Ace Cranes Group, Ronald Martis, businessman and producer of Tulu films, Satish Poojary, former president, Billawa Family Dubai and Sharjah Karnataka Sangha, Naveen Suvarna, Makhani Restaurant, Premjith of Tulu Paterga Tulu Oripaga, Vignesh Unadkat, HR of Thumbay Group, Vishwanath Shetty Dubai, Actor Deepak Paladka, President Gammath Kalavider Rajesh Kuthar, Ravi Kotian from Billawa family Dubai, Noel Almeida vice president Karnataka Sangha Sharjah, Dr Sadashiv Bangera CEO Thumbay clinics, Yashodhar Shetty businessman, Satish Ullal of Billawa Family Dubai, Sandeep Shetty Nanje, CEO Nanje Yachts, Ganesh Kotian, director operations Mai Blue, Anand Bailoor, former president of Kannada Sangha Sharjah, Pramod Karkera, PK Food Stuff Trading LLC and Shashidhar Nagarjappa of Kannada Patashale.
Girish Narayan, Ashok Bailoor, Deepak Kunder, Thoufeeq Shaikh, Swastik Acharya were the coordinators of the event and are working on the promotion of the movie in UAE.
The movie is being censored and distributed through Shodhan Prasad, Sandhya creations.
A duet song and the elite pass was released during the inaugural function.
The movie is produced by Anand N Kumpala and co-produced by B Ashok Kumar, Seetharam Shetty, Ajay Baliga, Suhan Prasad, Pawan Kumar, Nithin Raj Shetty and Arpith Adyar. Associate producers are Swastik Acharya, Sheikh Thoufeeq and Prashant Shetty. Jithesh Kumar is the executive producer.
The story is penned by VJ Vineeth while screenplay is written by director Rahul Amin along with VJ Vineeth.
‘Raj Sound & Lights’ has music by Srajan Kumar Tonse, editing by Plangle Studio, dialogues by Girgit fame Prasanna Shetty Bailoor, stunts by Chethan D’Souza and choreography by Naveen Shetty Aryans.
The DoP is Paddayi fame Prasad P and assisted by Jacob Johnson.
The main artistes are Vineeth Kumar, Yasha Shivakumar, Arvind Bolar, Karishma Amin, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Naveen D Padil, Prasanna Shetty Bailur, Sandeep Shetty Maanibettu, Roopa Varkady, Mervin Shirva, Namith Kulur, and Ravi Ramjuja along with other noted actors.
RJ Errol along with VJ Vineeth compered the event.
For the first time a Tulu movie will be premiered in 6 Indian cities which includes Mangaluru, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Pune Mumbai and Vadodara, and 11 countries such as Saudi Arabia, USA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai) United Kingdom, Nigeria, Israel, Oman and Zambia.
The movie will be released on May 20.