Konkani film ‘Benddkar’ grand premiere in Dubai on October 25

News: Shodhan Prasad 

Dubai, Oct 21: Bollywood actress Varsha Usgaonkar, Goa’s well known star Prince Jacob who is also one of the producers along with producers Stany Alvares, Dolphie Rebello, and director Harry Fernandes, and other artistes of the film, will grace the much awaited grand premiere of Konkani movie ‘Benddkar’ on October 25 at Novo Cinemas, Ibn Batuta Mall at 12.30 pm. 

A group of brass band real ‘Benddkars’ playing live on the stage erected at Ibn Batuta Mall in front of the cinemas will be a special attraction which will add colours to the red carpet welcome and inauguration ceremony. This will be a first-of-its-kind event to be witnessed by more than 1,000 Konkani movie fans in this part of the world. 


Prince Jacob, Varsha Usgaonkar, John D'Silva, Stany Alvares

Harry Fernandes, Deepak Paladka, Joseph Mathias, Claud D'Leema

Kevin D'Mello, Naisa Lotlekar, Sunita Menezes, Sujatha Andrade, Alwyn Andrade

Fr Darick Paul D’Souza, priest of St Joseph Church, Abu Dhabi, will bless the event during inaugural function which will also be graced by well-known community members of Mangaluru and Goa in Dubai and special guests arriving from India and abroad. 

For the first time in the history of Konkani movies, ‘Benddkar’, which is made in both Mangalurean as well as Goan dialect, will be screened separately in different theaters. Many shows have been booked in other Emirates as well. The shows in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah will be on November 1 at 1.30 pm. 

‘Benddkar’ will also be screened in other parts of the world including GCC Countries, the details of which will soon be announced by the producers. 

‘Benddkar’ has some of the well-known stars including Bollywood’s Varsha Usgaonkar, Goa’s Prince Jacob, John D’Silva, Kevin D’Mello and introducing Naisa Lotlekar with Mangaluru’s well-known star Stany Alvares, Dubai’s stars Deepak Paladka, Joseph Mathias, Sunita Menezes and Claud D’Leema with Cyril Castelino, Sneha Metha, Sujatha Andrade, Alwyn Andrade, Manu Bantwal, Nikita Peris, Dolphy D’Souza, Ivan Furtado, Hannah Furtado, Archibald Furtado, Salomi Alvares, Floyd Cascia and the famous Jolly Brass Band of Perampalli. 

The technical team comprises of music director Patson Pereira, background music Manoj Singh, lyrics Wilson Kateel, choreographers Pappu Khanna, Nishant & Avil D’Cruz, cinematographer Shafeeq Shaikh, editor Abhishek Mhaskar, art director Wilfred Pinto, production manager Prem D’Souza, production controller John Cherian and Dolphy D’Souza, publicity design Daryl Lobo, social media in-charge Deepak Paladka, live promotions Suri Online and overseas distribution Shodhan Prasad of Sandhya Creations. 

Story, screenplay, dialogues and direction of ‘Benddkar’ is by Harry Fernandes whose dream is to give importance to and highlight those ‘Benddkars’ whom the current generation has completely forgotten with the invasion of modern days DJs. He has plans to share a percentage of the profit from the screening of ‘Benddkar’ to the distressed families of ‘Benddkars’.  

For movie bookings in any part of the world, one can contact:  

Harry Fernandes - +91 7738305727 

Stany Alvares - +91 9845044983 / 055 9385984 

Deepak Paladka - +971 551558621 

Prem D’Souza - +91 8296688100. 

Sandhya Creations overseas movies – shodhanprasad1@gmail.com


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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Mon, Oct 21 2019

    All the best. I hope the film will be a hit. May God Bless.

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  • Rudy D Souza & Family, Omzoor/Kuwait

    Mon, Oct 21 2019

    I salute all the producers for bringing a different kind of movie into Konkani theater to entertain and provide a morally based family movie as well. I also congratulate and appreciate all the well-known cine actors joining into making a film for everyone with their unique acting skills. I hope this "Benddkar " will hit more than 100 days and reach to everyone. All the best. Good luck.

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