Much-awaited Konkani movie ‘Osmitay’ globally premiered in Canada

Gerry D’Mello

Pics: Lavi Charlotte D’Souza

Daijiworld Media Network - Toronto

Toronto, Oct 8: Under the dynamic leadership of the Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) headed by its president Maxim D’Mello and vice-president Vijay Dante, the global premiere show of the much-awaited Konkani movie ‘Osmitay’ was held in Canada at the renowned Central Parkway Cinema, Mississauga, Greater Toronto on Saturday, October 7.

Wishing the best to the movie, MAC president Maxim D’Mello welcomed the full-house gathering and said “I wish to thank the president of Mandd Sohann and the producer of the movie Louie Pinto and the Gurkar Baab Eric Ozario for giving MAC the unique privilege to globally premiere ‘Osmitay’ in Canada.

He continued by expressing his gratitude to the Konkani Community in Canada who overwhelmingly supported MAC's invitation to witness the movie. He also acknowledged Jeswita, sister of heroine Wencita Dias, Amora Monteiro daughter of Denis Monteiro who played the lead role, Sai Chand who knew the artistes, Pritvi and Prakriti Monteiro the nephew and niece of the co-director and music director Joel Pereira.


'Osmitay' movie features Ashwin D'Costa and Wencita Dias in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Vilas Ratnakar Kshatriya and produced by Louis J Pinto under Mandd Sobhann Productions banner.

The story of 'Osmitay' is penned by Eric Ozario with Joel Pereira as the screenplay writer and co-director.

The music is composed by Eric Ozario, Allwyn Fernandes, Cajetan Dias, and Joel Pereira. Editing is skilfully done by Joel Pereira, while the visuals have been beautifully captured by Balraj Gowda.

The movie also stars Sandeep Malani, Dennis Monteiro, Stany Alvares, Prince Jacob, Sai Panandikar from Goa, Gowrish Vernekar, Lulu Fortes, Eric Ozario, Roy Castelino, Harry Correa, Nellu Permanur, Naveen Lobo, Arun Noronha, Mishal Fernandes and Flavia.

The movie viewers in Canada were extremely happy watching that showcased the visual splendour of Konkani's rich folk heritage along with a love story that also offered a more realistic portrayal of the community and its culture. They enjoyed the curated scenes and dialogues. Also, they highly
commended the beautiful acting performances by all the actors, especially Denis Monteiro, Ashwin D’Costa, Wencita Dias, Prince Jacob, and Nellu Permannur.




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  • Cynthia Carvalho-Lewis, Kundapur/Kallianpur - Mississauga, Canada

    Thu, Oct 12 2023

    After reading so many good and interesting reviews, my quest to watch ‘Osmitay’ was fulfilled on Saturday – October 07, 2023, 6.00pm at the Central Parkway Cinema, Mississauga, Canada. It was a real feast for the Konkani lovers in Toronto. Despite speaking Konkani all my life, ‘Osmitay’ was a new word to me hence, had to google this word which is ‘Identity’ i.e., our Identity is Konkani. It was truly interesting to learn the origin of our Konkani language which originated at the banks of Saraswati River in Rajasthan. Kudos to all those who worked hard in portraying our ancestors’ struggle to keep our language alive, their battle to save families from Rajasthan-Goa-South Canara along with our tradition, and our culture. I urge all Konkani speaking people and their loved ones to watch this movie and support our language.

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  • Ronald Fernandes, Udupi / Mississauga, Canada

    Tue, Oct 10 2023

    It was an amazing evening and a true pleasure to be a part of the first international screening of "Osmitay". Congratulations to the MAC team, led by the dynamic duo, President Maxim D'Mello and Vice President Vijay Dante, for taking the initiative in giving us this opportunity. Kudos to Baab Louie Pinto and Baab Eric Ozario, for your courage and conviction in making Osmitay. It is very important to know where we have come from, and I highly encourage our youth to watch this movie to get a glimpse of our history and roots. Let us cherish our culture and traditions.. Long live Konkani.. from movie to a movement...

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  • Ronald, Mississauga, Canada

    Tue, Oct 10 2023

    Congratulations to the 'Osmitay' team. also Thanks MAC to bring this movie to Canada. Lot of information about Konkani culture. Nice movie, good acting by all actors. worth watching with family.

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  • Prescilla D'Mello, Mangalore/Toronto

    Tue, Oct 10 2023

    After a very long time, I watched a beautiful Konkani movie 'Osmitay'. I was lucky to watch this movie and the theatre was 'houseful'. I was excited to watch this movie in Canada for the first global premiere screening. I should be grateful to Baab Eric Ozario for giving such a wonderful movie and helping me to know my own identity through 'Osmitay'.

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  • Vincent Pereira,l, Ferar , Canada

    Tue, Oct 10 2023

    Meaningful movie showing our ancestoral roots. Good acting. Enjoyed every moment.

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  • Maxim D'Mello, Attur, Karkala/Ontario, Canada

    Mon, Oct 09 2023

    "OSMITAY" is a highly anticipated and beautifully executed Konkani film produced by Louis Pinto under the banner of Mandd Sobhann that deserves attention and praise. With Baab Eric Ozario's proficient story and the exceptional performances by the cast and crew, this movie manages to captivate and educate viewers on various aspects of life while celebrating Konkani's identity. Through its selection of movie locations, the film takes audiences on a visually stunning journey through the heartland of Goa, Mangalore, and Konkan regions. Overall, "OSMITAY" is a must-watch for anyone seeking to explore and embrace their Konkani heritage, as it engages, enlightens, and reaffirms the importance of cultural preservation. Let us join with Mandd Sobhann in their Konkani Movement and let us educate our youth and children rich heritage of "KONKANI". "Konkani Uloi, Konkani Uroi".

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  • Ronald D'Souza, Auckland/New Zealand

    Mon, Oct 09 2023

    Can the dates and venues if shown internationally please be publicized so that we can view the movie and spread the word around so that the maximum number of people can come along?

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  • Clarence Tauro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 09 2023

    I am sure it was an incredible premiere experience of 'Osmitay' organized by the Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC)! 🎬✨ This event showcases the power of the Konkani community coming together to support and celebrate their rich culture through cinema. The movie 'Osmitay' is more than just a film; it's a movement that beautifully captures Konkani's cultural essence and traditions. Kudos to the dedicated team behind this project, including the talented cast and crew. It's heartwarming to see the enthusiastic response from the audience, and their appreciation for the performances and storytelling in the film. This is indeed a testament to the growing influence of Konkani cinema on a global scale. Congratulations to MAC and everyone involved in making 'Osmitay' a reality in Canada!

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  • S. Antony DSouza, Bajpe/Canada

    Sun, Oct 08 2023

    When the movie will be released in OTT? Eagerly waiting.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 08 2023

    Awesome blockbuster OSMITAY/ಅಸ್ಮಿತಾಯ್ movie, exceeded expectations of the producers and viewers.

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