Udupi district’s first Konkani film ‘Passport’ released

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Udupi, Jan 29: First Konkani film of Udupi district and Udupi diocese, ‘Passport’ produced by Fr Royson Fernandes, Hirgan for Christha Jyothi Cine Creations and directed by Vinod Gangolli was released by Dr Gerald Issac Lobo, bishop of Udupi Diocese at St Evangelist Church hall, Shankerpura on January 26. The actors in this film are from Shankerpura itself.

Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves, parish priest, St Evangelist Church, Shankerpura gave a brief introduction on the film. Fr Vincent Cohelo, principal, St John’s Academy High School, Shankerpura, invoked God’s blessings.

Releasing the movie, Bishop Gerald Issac Lobo said, “We need to awaken the people and for this Fr Royson by studying all the aspects has bought this movie for us. I congratulate him on this occasion and wish him best.”

Releasing the audio of the film, Msgr Baptist Menezes of Udupi diocese wished best for the movie.

Fr Royson Fernandes and Vinod Gangolli were felicitated on the occasion. Jacintha Andrade, mother of Fr Royson Fernandes was present on the occasion.

Famous Konkani singer Prajoth D’Sa has rendered his voice for the songs of the film and about 40 actors have acted in the film. The film was shot at places near Udupi. Fr Denis D’Sa , dean, Shirva deanary, Fr Romeo Lewis, resident priest of St Evangelist Church, Shankerpura, and Mark Vaz, vice-president, Pangala parish were present the occasion.

This story of the film is about the relationship between old parents and children.


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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Sat, Feb 02 2019

    All the very best, God Bless All.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas

    Thu, Jan 31 2019

    Production of good movies and releasing them in a timely manner will always be rewarded with good results. The Diocese of Udipi under the leadership of Bishop Gerald will also earn the results thru the monetary benefits. Eventually, many of these movies will have to be converted into dvds so as to attract greater sale and greater monetary benefits.

    Good movies can always be scripted in different languages and could always be released thru televisions. We were recently in the Persian Gulf region where we witnessed so many Hindi movies synchronized into Arabic script. Very interesting move that will benefit the movie producers and also movie watchers.

    wThe world is changing, and changing fast. So many cultures and languages can be amalgamated in order to suit varied cultures and languages. This is the best way to reduce the barriers of culture, language and even religion.

    We wish best of success to Konkany movie "Passport" that was the maiden attempt of Udipi Diocese.

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