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Mangaluru: Janet Productions launches new Konkani movie 'Sophiya'


Mangaluru's first female-produced Konkani film to start work in October  

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje /Joshwa D’Souza

Daijiworld Media Network-Mangaluru (JD)

Mangaluru, Sept 12: The muhurtha ceremony for the new movie produced under the banner of Janet Productions - 'Sophiya, A dream girl'- was held in hotel Deepa Comforts on Monday, September 12.

The MLA of Mangaluru south constituency, JR Lobo and Chief whip of Karnataka legislative council, Ivan D’Souza, uncovered the banner of the movie as a part of the muhurtha.

The movie is being produced by Janet Noronha, mother of the famous movie actress Esther, for her daughter's birthday.

Speaking on the occasion JR Lobo said, "The dedication Esther has shown to this industry will raise her to great heights. The effort by Janet must be appreciated by everyone, as there are very few female movie producers in the industry."

Ivan D’Souza speaking on the occasion said, "I know Esther ever since her childhood and was one of the guests for her Rangapravesha. The heights she scaled today, in her profession, is due to her hard work as a child, and the support of her mother. Our community is proud of her achievements."

"Its a golden era for Konkani as many movies come up and taste success. We must all support the producers of the movie by watching it in theatres. I wish luck to Janet Noronha and the film crew," said Roy Castelino, the president of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy.

Richard Castelino of ‘Bangar Patler' fame, called for all Konkani producers to work in support of each other rather than competing amongst themselves. He also urged the state government bestow three awards for movies of five regional languages - Tulu, Konkani, Beary, Kodava and Arebhashe - so that only one movie is not awarded as is now, and to increase the aid for the award winning movies to Rs 15 lacs.

The presidential address was delivered by the chancellor of Mangaluru Diocese, Fr Henry Sequeira, who inaugurated the programme with Fr Antony Lobo. In his brief address, he wished the producer and the crew luck.

The ace Bollywood director of 'Saajan' fame, Lawrence D’Souza, launched the teaser of the movie.

Stany D'Souza and Evelyn D'Souza compered the programme. Janet Noronha welcomed the gathering, while Esther Noronha thanked them for their support through Noshibacho Khell and the programme.

The star cast of the movie includes Elton Mascarenhas in the lead role alongside Esther Noronha. The cast of super hit Konkani movie Noshibacho Khell will give their support to this movie.

The movie crew has on board- director and screenwriter, Harry Fernandes; cinematographer, Shafiq Shaikh; and music director, Gunavantha Sen. The movie will have veteran Goan movie maker, Prince Jacob, in a key supporting role.

The production of the movie will begin in October.


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  • Stanyslaus A Sequeira, Madanthyar / Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    Congratulations on your new movie project 'Sophia'. Wishing you much love and great success on your new adventure.

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  • Konrad, Benaulim

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    Hi Ester ! All the best to you & your family with this movie . Best wishes from me & my family .

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  • Konrad, Benaulim

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    Hi Ester ! All the best to you & your family with this movie . Best wishes from me & my family .

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  • Janet Noronha & Ester Noronha, Mumbai/Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    Dear all,
    It is a pleasure to read all your comments, best wishes, blessings, prayers and kind words. Thank you for your support, appreciation and the faith in us. We'll try our best to live up to it. Keep following and supporting us like you always have. Thank you Daijiworld for the wonderful coverage. God bless us all. Long live Konkani!

    Love and regards,
    Janet and Ester

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  • H. J. Goveas, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    The great and challenging step under the banner of 'Janet Noronha production'
    Ester Noronha is already a multilingual established actress. Recently she has well performed in konkani film "Noshibacho Khell" Her best efforts proved the film is the best. She has thousands of well wishers in Mangalore alone itself. Ester is truly blessed with multi talents.
    The day is not much far that, One day Ester will achieve on top of the world to gain millions of hearts.
    I wish Ester Noronha, Janet Noronha and their entire team all the best and great success in their upcoming film "SOPHIA" A Dream Girl.

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  • Kenet Fernandes, Madanthyar

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    Congratulations and good luck, Wishing you all the best.

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  • Maxim, Madanthyar

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    Congratulations & All the best for your new venture

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  • Joy Rego, Tacodde / Mississauga, Canada

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    Dear Ester and Janet, Congratulations ! We wish you all the very best. May you have many more movies in the coming years. May the almighty God bless your venture and grant you the wisdom to make it a successful one. Best wishes from Joy, Lina and family. Mississauga, Canada.

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  • Effie Tavares, Goa/New York

    Thu, Sep 15 2016

    Our best wishes to Janet Noronha launching her own production along with her daughter Ester Noronha. She is the backbone of her daughter and was on musical ground for ages. She deserves this honor and we wish them a great success in new film Sophiya which will release soon.

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  • Maxim, Madanthyar

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Congratulations and all the best for your new venture

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  • apoline, Madanthyar

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Hats off to Janet Mangaluru's First Female-producer & All the best to
    Dear Esther for all your endeavours

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  • Vijay m, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    All the best to the team. Nashibacho Khel was successful hope to see you the success of this movie too. God bless you all

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  • Michael Rodrigues, Bengaluru / Australia

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Dear Janet and Ester

    Congratulations and good luck wishing you all the best

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  • Melwin kalakul, Dubai/Allipade

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    GOOD NEWS..

    congratulations to all the team members, producer and director.
    Expecting new concept,idea,creativity and more..
    All the very best.

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  • gabriel, sagar

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Well begun is half-done. Applause before the production is act of Faith Applause during the production is act of Hope Applause after the production is act of Appreciation. All the Best for making of the Konkani Movie: Sophiya the Dream Girl.

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  • Vinod Wilfred Tauro & fly, Madanthyar, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Congratulations to Janet productions and your first venture SOPHIYA. We wish you all the best in your mission.

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  • Glen Dsouza, USA

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    I'm very sure this movie will be a huge success. Thank you Esther for working so hard to keep up our Konkani culture and giving a modern twist to it.
    Looking forward to watch this movie!!

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  • FLORA DSOUZA, KALMADY (JERIMERI-MUMBAI)

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Mangaluru's first female-producer, Mrs. Janet Noronha you are proud of all females and I am so happy about your great achievement. I also congratulate the Director & Screenwriter Mr. Harry Fernandes for supporting & encouraging Janet, Ester and all the Actor & Actress of this film thus promoting our Konkani language to high scale. Wish you all the best, every success & God bless. Come out with flying colours.

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  • Vibin, chennai

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    looking forward to see ester's acting.she is a unique talent in this Industry. All the best

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  • manuel jyothi asher, dubai

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    God bless you both ,congrats, and all the best

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  • Corvin Carvalho, Auckland New Zealand

    Wed, Sep 14 2016


    Our good wishes to Ester and her mother Janet on their launch of "Sophiya" the maiden movie under the banner of Janet Noronha production. Keep up the good work you guys are doing to promote and maintain our Konkani language. Look forward to seeing you guys in Auckland soon. All the best from New Zealand.

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  • Aditya Kamal, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Best wishes for all the cast and crew members.... God bless you all.... Congrats Ester for your achievements....

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  • Shawn Madtha , Madanthyar/Dubai

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Congratulations & All the very best Ms Ester,Mrs Janet & Entire team for the new movie venture.

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  • Adv Celbert Dias , Goa

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    This is a great achievement indeed.. Wishing Janet Noronha productions all the very best, may they keep the flag of Konkani movies flying high, of course our very own Supergirl Ester..has achieved so much already at such a young age... I have no doubt, she's going to scale great heights in the years to follow... All the best to Janet Noronha film productions... To Ester.. Our Supergirl.. All the best to all of y'all... God bless.

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  • Cliffy, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 14 2016

    Good luck Esther and team. Films are one of best way of promoting Konkani language and culture.

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  • Alexius Da Rocha, Goa

    Tue, Sep 13 2016

    All the best !! :)

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  • Christopher D'Souza & fly, Bendur, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 13 2016

    Dear Janet & Esther,

    Wishing you all the very best in advance for the success of your new Konkani movie 'Sophiya'.

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  • PEDDU, MANGALURU

    Tue, Sep 13 2016

    A LONG WAY TO GO NOT ONLY WITH REGARD TO CINEMA OTHER FIELDS ALSO !!

    ITS JUST A BEGINNING !

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  • Esthela vaz, Pangala/London

    Tue, Sep 13 2016

    All the very best to Noronha Production ,specially to Esther noronha,Nice to see Valerian Noronha.wishing you success and Looking forward to watch Movie.

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  • PEDDU, MANGALURU

    Tue, Sep 13 2016

    KONKANI ALONG WITH COMMUNITY FOLKS ARE WAKENING !

    GOOD MOVE FOLKS ! ALSO IN GENERAL ALSO !

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  • Vincent carl, Madanthyar,Bahrain

    Tue, Sep 13 2016

    Congratulations and best of luck for the entire crew.Good luck for the girl of Madanthyar root.

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  • peter, Brahmavar

    Tue, Sep 13 2016

    Let us not feel shame to speak Konkani just like Esther Norohna whom I got chance to meet in one of the super store in Udupi recently after success of Nashibacho Khel.

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  • Roshan D'souza, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Tue, Sep 13 2016

    God Bless you'll and Good Luck to all of you.

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