Monday, January 31, 2011



TAG’s Foundation Day

The 3rd Foundation Day of Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) will be observed with a special function on
2nd February 2011 at 4:30 pm at the Conference Hall of TAG, Campal Trade Centre, Campal, Panjim Goa. The Constitution of Tiatr Academy of Goa was registered under Societies Registration Act of 1860 on
2nd February 2009 which day is being observed as Foundation Day of Tiatr Academy of Goa.

On this occasion, an exhibition of photographs of numerous activities of TAG will be displayed.
TAG’s Website will also be launched on this day.

Menino Pires, Director of Department of Information & Publicity will be the Chief Guest on the occasion.

A cultural programme of songs, comedy skits and mimicry will be presented on the occasion. Well known artistes of tiatr stage namely Comedian Ben Evangelisto and Joana, mimicry king Sheikh Amir and young singers of Konkani stage Shenaya, Steffi, Violet and others will perform.

All tiatr lovers are invited to attend the celebration of Foundation Day in large numbers.

Victor de Sa
Member Secretary
Tiatr Academy of Goa

[Information as forwarded by TAG to gaspar almeida, on 31-Jan-2011]

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Marden Fernandes Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Marden Fernandes Lifetime Achievement Awards 

Konkani Musical Drama "Bhangarachem Goem"

Maharashtra Konkani Kala Sanstha [MKKS], an organization of Konkani tiatrists, musicians, artists and Konkani lovers in Mumbai presented a Konkani musical drama entitled Bhangarachem Goem (Golden Goa) with Lorna Cordeiro - the Melody Queen of Goa.
Lorna regaled the houseful audiences of six shows held all over Mumbai (Shivaji Mandir, Dadar, Rang Sharda (2 shows), Bandra, Tackeray Hall, Borivli, Sahitya Sangh, Girgaum).

At the function held at Sahitya Sangh, Girgaum on 25th January 2011, Marden Fernandes-Director of Thesus and Solar and Derick Lobo-Vice President of Glen Mark Pharmaceuticals were the Chief Guests. Lorna was presented by MKKS with Life Time Achievement Award of Rs 50,000/- at the hands of Marden Fernandes.
The spectacular show comprised of songs, comedy and dances ably directed by Neves Oliveira with the assistance of Evan Fernandes-President of MKKS.
Lorna kept the audience spell bound with the rendering of Dennem composed by Neves Oliveira and earlier hits of Chris Perry like Tuzo Mog, Sorg Tujea Dolleamni, Sorga Rajeant, Piso, Yo Baile Yo, Piso, Aikat Mhozo Tallo, Mhojim Kantaram and Calangute.
The musical accompaniment was by Norman Cardoso and his troupe from Goa. Neves Oliveira who composed most of the songs of the event, delivered Dev Boro and Amchim Kortubam.  Nustekaram was presented by Kenny, Carey, Betty Naz and Titta Pretto. Emiliano de Borda sang a solo Cezarean and a quartet Palk alongwith Evan Fernandes, Saby and Francis Fernandes.
Succurine delighted the audience with her Barbie Doll and Nhesop Atanchem Kenny rendered Part Time Lover with his particular style Natalanchi Bhett was a mando by Antonette and her group. Agnelo da Costa‘s Bhangarachem Goem and Daddy re Daddy were much appreciated. Evan Fernandes presented his solo Honrad Goenkar. Comedy was provided by Kenny, Hortencio and Ronnie.
Stage setting and lighting was spectacular. Francis Fernandes ably compered the presentation.

MKKS next venture is Carnival scheduled for March 6th, 2011.

(Isidore Dantas)

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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God sent His Singer upon earth



Rosary Menino Fernandes
Rosary Ferns

Quick and unexpected came the call,
Your sudden death shocked us all.
Only those who have lost you can tell,
How painful is this loss without a farewell.
Always so thoughtful, concerned and kind,
Beautiful memories you have left behind.
We miss your love and your caring ways,
With you we spent our happiest days.
Deep in our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered every day.


Jesus & Mary, we commend Rosary into your hands.

We thank you for all the good things you have given during Rosary's earthly life. O Father, in your great mercy, accept our prayer that the Gates of Paradise may be opened for your servant and give rest to his soul, in a place of brightness, a place of green pasture, a place of repose, and, in that he has sinned in word, or deed or thought forgive him. May his Soul through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN

“Live in such a way that your Heavenly Father may be proud of you,
as he is proud of so many other chosen souls.” Padre Pio

"God sent His Singer upon earth and he looked at life

as a gift of God, making him a mere player on the stage. Now that God wants it back he had no right to complain as God's finger touched his young heart and he slept"

Mass Offered by his Sorrowful Brother;
Fidelis Fernandes & Fly

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Adieus Rosary Ferns

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Thursday, January 20, 2011



Recently, John D'Silva was bestowed with the Title THE EMPEROR OF KONKANI STAGE by the Magazine, "Hello Margao, Hello Panjim", for his immense contribution in the field of Tiatrs. In a short span of years he has achieved a landmark in the Tiatr field.

John D'Silva is the first Tiatrist to enter Limca Book of Records 2010 for acting, writing, directing and producing twenty five (25) Tiatrs having a double alphabet in their titles and thereby taking Tiatrs to the greater heights and popularising it throughout the world.. and for achieving this great feat, he was congratulated in the Goa Legaslative Assembly.
He is the first one to receive the first YUVA SRUJAN PURASKAR Award from Art and Culture, Government of Goa for his immense contribution in the tiatr field.

As his Tiatrs are always written with thought provoking dialogues, powerful moral and message, the script of his Tiatr "BOVALL" was selected by Goa Konkani Academy and "Bovall" Tiatr Book was published.

John is the first one to enact tripple role in his VCD film "Fugddi" and double role in VCD film "Lofdde".
He is the first one to release his 25th Tiatr "Nattok" in London and Germany, and thereafter to stage it throught Goa.

When he made his debut on the Konkani stage, he was doing serious roles like villain and other characters with negative shades, but in the year 1999 when he was not having a comedian in his troupe, he switched to main comedy role in his Tiatr "UMANNEM", which was a huge hit, and thereby creating a great record on the Konkani stage. And today, he is regarded as the top most comedian and one of the best script writer of the Konkani stage.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Eucharistic Celebration & Holy Mass

Eucharistic Celebration & Holy Mass

                                               Rosary Ferns

A Eucharistic Celebration and a Holy Mass will be held for the repose of the soul
of our beloved Rosary Menino Fernandes
at the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City,
on Monday, 24th January 2011 at 7:15 p.m.
offered by his sorrowful brother Fidelis Fernandes and Family.

Acknowledgement and Sincere Thanks:
The bereaved family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all who have showed their love and concern, rendered help, shared in the grief, attended the funeral service, offered prayers, floral tributes, condolences and called upon us personally to share in our grief. May his soul rest in Peace.

God bless you all.    - Fidelis Fernandes [On behalf of the Family].

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendre (TSKK) Awards


B.B.Borkar Road, Alto Porvorim, Goa - 403 521
Phone (0832) 2415857, 2415864
[Dr Pratap Naik, S.J., Director - Cell: 09850658565]

Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendre (TSKK) Awards

On Wednesday, 26 January 2011 at 5pm the annual awards presenting function of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr (TSKK) will be held at its premises at Alto Porvorim, Goa. Mr. Cyriaco Dias the veteran well known Tiatrist, Konknni film artist and freedom fighter of Goa will be the Chief Guest and will confer the awards. TSKK will honor the veteran Konknni Tiatrist Mrs Ophelia D’Souza as the twenty-first recipient of TSKK’s prestigious Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar (APKP) 2011. Mrs Ophelia D’Souza will receive this award for the year 2011 for her valuable and immense contribution to Konknni Tiatr and films. The award consists of a shawl, memento and cash Rs. 25,000/-.

Mrs Ophelia Cabral was born on 08th November 1938 at Socorro, Bardes, Goa. She was the daughter of Alberto and Leena Cabral. She was a student of Victoria School, Mahim, Mumbai where she had opportunities to act and sing in the concerts. The school authorities were amazed at her skill of acting and singing. In 1954 for the fist time she acted in Konknni Tiatr Apurbayechi Sun of A.F. Rod. She improved her performance from tiatr to Tiatr. She was offered roles by Many Tiatrists. The public fell in love with Ophelia in C. Alvares’ Tiatr Avoycho Xirap. Since then she became the main actress for almost 60 Tiatrs of C. Alvares. She has done a variety of roles ranging from tragedy to comedy. She is also a good singer and her songs are recorded on HMV Records and All India Radio. She is rightly called the Queen of Tragedy of Konknni Tiatr. She is an intense actress and one that believes in studying her role thoroughly before deciding on how best to portray it. She has also acted in Konknni films Amchem Noxib, Nirmonn, Bhunyarantlo Monis, Boglantt and video film Mogachi Faxi. She married to her co-Tiatrist, Bab Peter D’Souza in 1975. She has written and directed two Tiatrs. She has received a number of awards and felicitation from various organizations. She is the sister of Miss Mohana, the film star of over 40 Hindi feature films. At present Ophelia lives in Mahim, Mumbai with her daughter and grand children.

Every year TSKK gives an award Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar for the best Konknni book of the calendar year written in Roman script. The award consists of a memento, citation and cash Rs. 5,000/-. For the year 2010 Turo, short story book of Mr. Vincy Quadros from Raia, Goa has been selected. He is one of the most talented writers of Konknni in Roman and Devanagari scripts. At present he is the vice-President of Goa Konkani Akademi. He regularly writes to various Konknni journals in Roman and Devanagari scripts. He has written seven Konknni books. He has edited a number of Konknni journals like Jivit, Kamgarvanni. He was a Managing Committee member of Dalgado Konknni Akademi and Konknni Bhasha Mandal, Goa. He has done M.A. in Sociology. He has successfully organized Konknni literary programmes and taken part in various Konknni conferences as a resource person. He has received a number of awards for his books and for his contribution to Konknni from various Konknni organizations.

From this year Dr. Jack Sequeira Puroskar for the contribution of a young Konknni writer to Konknni in Roman script has been instituted at TSKK by Fr. Conceção da Silva, the Parish Priest of Carambolim and the well known Konknni retreat preacher. The award consists of a shawl, memento, and cash Rs 5,000/-. Mr Jose Salvador Fernandes has been chosen for this award of 2010. He has done M.A. in Konknni and he worked as a Konknni lecturer in Carmel College, Nuvem; and Fr. Agnel College, Pilar. He was the chief reporter and news editor and translator of V. Ixtt Konknni weekly from 2003 to 2010. He worked as an editor of Konkan Mail journal for three years. He was the Executive Member of Konknni Bhasha Mandal, Goa. For the last five years he is the Secretary of Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA). He has worked as a language editor for a number of Konknni books published by DKA. He is an efficient translator from English to Konknni. He has contributed articles to a number of Konknni journals like Gulab, V. Ixtt, Goencho Ulo. He has written and acted in one act Konknni plays. Since 2008 he contributes Konknni articles on various subjects every Saturday under the column Son’varachim Sungttam to He has begged a few Konknni prizes in various competitions. Salvador is a talented, active and silent worker of Konknni.

At the award function Master Aaron Jack Fernandes, a XII standard student from Guardian Angel Higher Secondary School, Sanvordem will be given the Lourenço Umbelina scholarship.

Mother Theresa Brass Band will present a Konknni musical programme comprising a number of popular Konknni songs of famous composers.
The function is open for the public. All are cordially invited for the function.

Info Source and Pictures : TSKK
Via Lino B. Dourado,
{As forwarded to gaspar almeida on January 18, 2011]

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Posted by PicasaRosary Ferns, a popular Goan writer-director of Konkani dramas and a versatile singer and composer

died on 12th January 2011 in Colva, Goa. His friends from the Goan and Mangalorean communities

express deep sorrow and sadness on the untimely demise and convey their condolences to the bereaved

family, his brothers/sisters and their families and specially to the Tiatrists fraternity and Konkani lovers.

A voice has gone afar after entertaining us all. His contribution to the Konkani stage and scores of Konkani

CDs, VCDs and Audios will keep his memories forever. Since 1980’s he has presented over 10 dramas and

have participated in over 50 stage performances in Kuwait. Team and Friends in Kuwait.

[As published in THE TIMES - Kuwait's Premier Weekly Newspaper
January 14, 2011]

Friday, January 14, 2011

CHRIS PERRY - The Emperor of Konkani Song and Music

Kala Mogi Candolim in collaboration with Tiatr Academy of Goa will stage a Musical Show ‘Chris Perry – Konkani Git – Songitacho Patxay’ (Emperor of Konkani Song & Music). The musical show is a tribute to the doyen of Konkani Song and Music late Shri. Chris Perry. The Musical Show is being staged under TAG’s scheme ‘Remembering Tiatr Artistes of Yester Years’.
Chris Perry

The Emperor of Konkani Song and Music

The Musical Concert ‘Chris Perry – Konkani Git ani Songitacho Patxay’ will be staged on 19th January 2011 at Pai Tiatrist Hall, Ravindra Bhavan Margao, on 20th January 2011 at the DMK Auditorium, Kala Academy, Panjim and on 28th January 2011 at St. Thereza's Open Air Hall, Candolim, Bardez – Goa.

Chris Perry was one of the greatest musicians of Goa who was responsible to raise the standard of Konkani song to a high standard in all aspects. He wrote beautiful and meaningful lyrics and set them to innovative and exciting music. With his rich lyrics and music he created the singing sensation called Lorna. However, it is unfortunate that this great artiste of Konkani stage is not given his due respect. It is due to these reasons that Kala Mogi Candolim has produced this programme in memory of late Chris Perry- The Living Legend of Konkani Song & Music. All shows will commence at 7:00 pm sharp.

Numerous songs composed by late Chris Perry will be sung by popular voices of Goa namely Sonia Sirsat, Anthony San, Clarissa, Sucorro de Santa Cruz, Sonia Fernandes, Maria Cardozo, Shaik Amir, Irene Cardozo and Tomazinho Cardozo.

The music is set by Mukesh and it is directed by Tomazinho Cardozo.

The musical show is open for public. The seating will be on First Come First Serve Basis. All lovers of Konkani Song and Music particularly of late Chris Perry are invited to attend in large numbers.

Tomazinho Cardozo



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Thursday, January 13, 2011

First Children’s Tiatr Festival 2010

First Children’s Tiatr Festival 2010

Award Presentation Function

“Ami Soglle Ek” Sweeps Children’s Tiatr Festival

“Ami Soglle Ek” a tiatr presented by St. Anthony’s High School, Monte De Guirim won the First Prize for performance in the recently concluded First Children’s Tiatr Festival 2010. It was directed by Marciano Noronha. “Teacher Mhaka Palov Di” staged by Abhivyaktte - Panaji, directed by Shantaram Pawar and presented by Abhivyaktte - Panaji secured the second place while “Disha Konn Dakhoitolo” directed by Melvina Joseph and produced by St. Micheal Taleigao Socio Cultural Association bagged the third prize.

The Male Best Actor Awards first and second places were won by Netwin Antao and Edmer Barretto both from “Ami Soglle Ek” while Natasha Pereira of “Ami Soglle Ek” and Akshata Bharne of “Teacher Mhaka Palov Di” bagged first and second places respectively. Rojer D’Souza was adjudged the Best Male Actor in Negative Role while Gemma Fernandes won the Best Female Actor in Negative Role. Aloysius Fernandes, who acted as Santu, in “Ami Soglle Ek”, won the Best Comedian Award. The other details of awards announced are as under:

Best Stage Setting – Shantaram Pawar

Best Light Effects – Manuel Viegas

Best Background Music – Orwin Viegas

Best Make Up – Shantaram Pawar and

Best Costumes – Rockson

Best Lyrics Award was bagged by Peter Camilo for his song ‘Vonka Vonka’ while Best Script Award went to Mangala Nadkarni for the script “Teacher Mhaka Palov Di”.

Songs (Kantaram) which forms an integral part of the tiatr and which include solos, duets, duos, trios and quartets were also awarded for good performance. In the Best Male Singer category the first prize was won by Derwin Gracias while the second place was bagged by Aloysius Fernandes. Best Female Award, first place was won by Lia Noronha while the second award was bagged by Violet D’Souza. Odele Azavedo and Antonio Lopes bagged Best Duet Award while Lia Noronha and Nikita Machado got the Best Duo Award. The Best Trio Award was bagged by Lia Noronha, Alria Fernandes and Nikita Machado while the Best Quartet Award went to Gemma Fernandes, Joshna D’Souza, Aliston Pereira and Jovito Andrade.

Vitorino Araujo was awarded the Best Music Live Band Award while the Awards for Direction were secured by Marciano Noronha, Shantaram Pawar and Melvina Joseph respectively.

The Awards were presented by numerous dignitaries from the cultural field of Goa namely Sharon Mazarello, Felcy, Comedian Domnic, Anil Kumar, Alexyz, Fr. Bernardo Cota, Fr. Nevel Gracias, Satish Gawas, Mukesh Ghatwal, and Menino Pires, Director of Information & Publicity. The Award Presentation Function turned out to be an entertaining occasion due to comedy skits and comedy songs presented by Comedian Domnic, Comedian Luis Bachan and his party. The function was compared by Tina Costa.

Victor de Sa
Member Secretary, Tiatr Academy Goa

[Text & pictures as forwarded to gasper almeida, on January 13, 2011]

First Children's Tiatr Festival 2010

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A FOND TRIBUTE - Rosary Menino Fernandes


Time To Shower Praises, but Death Bells Toiled.....

Yesterday just as I was reaching the office, my mobile range. The call was from an unknown landline.
I commenced with a ‘Hello’.

“LinoBab, did you get the news”

“About what?”, recognizing the familiar voice, I retorted.

“Rosary Ferns is no more, he suffered a massive heart attack”, for a minute, I felt still. Sensing a silence from my end, he continued “I myself could not believe it. That’s why after checking with a few others and confirming this news, I thought to inform you about it”.

For a few moments I felt as if I was lost! My mind raced towards Rosary Ferns..... Our friendship was simple. Wherever our paths crossed and we met at some public squares, we always communicated amongst us joyfully. That’s only was our friendly relationship. But his thought provoking tiatr writings and direction was always high in my mind. He was always seen as a great singer, tiatr writer, director and stage artiste.

That’s exactly the reason, his last tiatr presentation ‘Kuwait Soddun Vetana’ which has created history in Kuwait was attended by me on three different occasions enthusiastically. When the Mangalorean community staged the show for the second time, Konkan Kala Samithi-Kuwait organized the tiatr script and re-wrote it in the Kanada format by Lancy Rodrigues, Bondel, under the direction of Rosary Ferns and well supported by prominent artistes. I wrote a review in my weekly Konkani presentation for ‘Aitaracheo Katkutleo” section {now archived at}

Rosary’s works have been well recognized and appreciated by people from other Indian states as well. His well-acclaimed drama “Kuwait Soddun Vetana” was staged by Kuwait Canara Welfare Association for the third time and the Konkani speaking community (embracing) the Kanada script.  Not only this, recently Konkan Kala Samithi-Kuwait has also done an excellent DVD presentation which I have seen.
While I intended to do a small article on such an effort and focusing on this DVD, the news conveyed to me by my friend about Rosary’s sudden demise, sounded as if the church bells ringing in my ears!

One of the strongest pillar of the Konkani stage has collapsed.
21 Tiatr (Dramas) have been written and staged and scores of songs on CD and VCD are produced by him. But one of his creative composition in the form of a Mando titled “Mogan Tujea Lasotam” (Am in Love with You), in my opinion and memory will last forever, sung with Veeam Bond Braganza.

Almighty Father! Our solemn prayers to grant our friend eternal rest in your Heavenly Abode.
I, together with the team, convey our deepest condolences to late RosaryFerns’ family.

Lino B. Dourado

[Translation in English by: Gaspar Almeida,  (7m:05s)
based on the original posting in Konkani 'Turturi Gavpa Vellar Mornnanchi Ghantt Vazli' on Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter as forwarded on January 13, 2011 by Lino B. Dourado
archived at]


Turturi* Gavpa Vellar Mornnanchi Ghantt Vazli.

Kal solkalim nigtoch offisan pavlolom. Mhozo mobile vazlo. Landline-i velean to fon ailolo. Hanvem hello mhonllem.

Linobab tuka khobor mevlea?

Kosli?, tallo vollkicho mhonntoch, hanvem vicharlem

Rosary Ferns, aiz sokollim kallzache attakan somplo, khinbhor hanv mono poddlom. Mhojea vatten avaz bond zalolo pollenv, tannem mhonllem. Mhojean hem sotmandunk zalem nam, dekhun; kaim zannank fon korun khatri khortoch, tuka hi dukhest khobor divnk fon kela.

Thoddo vell hanvunch xennololea porim zalom. Monn mhojem Rosary Ferns-a vatten oddun ghelem. Tachi ani mhoji vollok-ixttagott tondda purti astali. Vatter vo bhouxik svatter dodd'dat ten'na, ami eka-mekak hanstea mhukamollan zapoitale. Itlench amchem ixttagottichem natem. Punn tachea tiatr kolek mat hanv unch nodren polletalom. Ek vhodd gavpi, tiatr borovpi, digdorspi ani nattkist to aslo. Dekhunuch, tacho nimnno voznadik tiatr Kuwait Soddun Vetana, Konknni tiatr itihasan Kuwaitan tin pavtti rong-machier gazla, ani he tinui pavtti hanvem tacho tiatr bhouch umedin pollela. Mungllurche sonsthen, dusre khepek tiatr machier haddlolo tedna, Konkan Kala Samithi-Kuwait kharbareanchi, Kon'nod lipin borovpeachi, Lancy Rodrigues, digdorspi Rosary-chi ani tiatran khand marun bhumika kortoleanchi tust korun, hanvem tiatracho vimorson (review) mhojea Aitarachea Katkutleo vibhagan boroilo asa.

Rosary-cho vavr Bharotachea dusrea pranthanlea lokan vakannla. Tea pasot tacho Kuwait Soddun Vetana tiatr, Kuwait Canara Welfare Association-an, Kuwaitche rong-machier Kon’nod lipichea Konknni somudayek tisre khepek dakoila. Nhoinch itlench, halinch Konkan Kala Samithi-Kuwait Rosary-chea tiatrachi nazuz DVD prothixit (presentation) kel’li ti hanvem polletoch, DVD vixim thoddi-bhov turturi* mavlle thollar (internet-ar) kortololom hi mhoji itsa asli ti, okosmat mhojea ixttan dil’le mornnache khobren turture zagear, mornnacheo ghantto vazoilea vorim mhaka dislem.

Konknni palkacho anik ek khoddegant khambo kosllun poddlo. 21 Tiatr borun machier dakoileat ani sabar kantaram kessitir, CD-ir, VCD-ir ghaileant. Punn tacho mon bulgavpi ani portean-portean aikun dista, Veeam Bond sangata gailolo mando 'MOGAN TUJEA LASOTAM', mhojea ugddasan omor urtolo.

Deva! Amchea ixttak sorgincho visov divnk, amchim prathonam tuje thaim

Hanv ani Team, somplelea Rosary-chea kuttumbak dukhest bhuzvonn ditat.

Lino B. Dourado

[Turturi* - vakhanni]




Moga mogan tujea lasotam,
Uddtam bostanam sopnam sopnetam
Ulounk tujea lagim anv lojetam......................
Mog tuzo kortam khoxem sangonk chintitam...} 2

Moga mog tuzo kortam gupitu
Mog tuzo rigla re mojea kallzantu
Ek pautt dhi maka tujem utoru
Sodanch tujem rautolem ditam soputu...(repeat Moga)

Ganvchea festak tuka poilolo,
Fulam laun mojeaxim ailolo
Hath mozo kuddik tujea tenklolo........
Teach vellar mog tuzo kallzant riglolo...} 2

Moga mog tuzo kortam gupitu
Mog tuzo rigla re mojea kallzantu
Ek pautt dhi maka tujem utoru
Sodanch tujem rautolem ditam soputu...(repeat Moga)

Igorjen magnem kortam Devaku
Gopant mojea add mhunn mojea Franskaku
Mevona tor ghatt zato mojea kallzaku.....
Konnuch naka ankvar rautolem sasnaku..} 2

Moga mog tuzo kortam gupitu
Mog tuzo rigla re mojea kallzantu
Ek pautt dhi maka tujem utoru
Sodanch tujem rautolem ditam soputu..... (repeat Moga)

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Research Book on Konkani Book on 31 celluloid films produced

Research Book on Konkani Book on 31 celluloid films produced

You must be aware that the recently released book entitled “Konknni Cholchitram” by award winning author Isidore Dantas is the product of research on all the Konkani celluloid films produced so far.

The book has been released in Goa and to the Goan Diaspora as under:

At California, U.S.A. on 4th April 2010 (by
At Panjim, Goa, India on 17th September 2010
At Doha, Qatar on 30th September 2010
At Hotel Crowne Plaza, Farwaniya, Kuwait on 17th November 2010 (at the Global Goans Convention 2010 - Day 1 organized by Goa NRI Commissioner's Office in coordination with Embassy of India-Kuwait
and Goan Cultural Centre-Kuwait)

The book in colour comprises of:
31 Konkani celluloïd films
284 pages
269 photos
109 songs
85 musical notes

It has received rave reviews from the media and has been honoured with citations in the form of:
1) Recipient of Queeny Publications Al Jerry Braganza Award 2008 for valuable work on Konkani films

2) Recipient of Dalgado Konkani Akademi's Fr Freddy da Costa's Award for Journalism 2009
3) Recipient of Goan Cultural Centre, Kuwait Award 2010 at the Global Goans Convention

The book has been autographed by leading Bollywood stars as detailed below who have sent their good wishes on this venture.

Good wishes autographed on the Konkani filmbook by:
1. Salman Khan - Bollywood star
2. Lara Dutta - Former Miss India and actor
3. Helen Khan - Bollywood legend
4. Mahesh Bhupathi- Tennis Champion
5. Deepika Padukone - Bollywood actor
6. Anita Raaj - Bollywood actor
7. Shashi Kapoor - Bollywood actor
8. Salim Khan - Bollywood story writer
9..Nadia Moidu (South Indian Actor)
10. Malaika Arora Khan - Bollywood actor

Connoisseurs of Konkani films and filmy buffs who desire to have this copy as a memento can contact the undersigned with their letter of offer.

Please remember that your generosity for such a venture, which is a costly proposition needs to be preserved for posterity and will go a long way for its promotion.  Please visit:

Isidore Dantas
Author & Researcher
Freelance Journalist
Priya Society, 5/2/3, Tadiwala Road, Pune 411001, India
Mob: +91 9892504447
Email: isidoredantas at yahoo dot co dot in

- As documented and forwarded by
[on request]

January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Soddun Vetana............

Kuwait Soddun Vetana...

Anik ek Goykar tiatr boroupi ani digdorspi Rosary Ferns-an, Mungllurche Konknni somudayechea itihasik pustokar, apnnalem nanv boroun dovorlem. Tacho ghazlolo tiatr Kuwait Soddun Vetana…, kalchea Sunkrarak Setembrache 25ver, 2009 sanjechea justuch 4:45 vorar Maidan Hawalli American International School Auditorium-an, Kolecho itihas rochpi Konkan Kala Samithi-Kuwait hasrea khal palkar haddlo. Famad gayok, natkist, nirmantak, tiatr boroinar Lancy Rodrigues, Bondel hannem ho tiatr Mungllurche Konknnin onn’karla (translated) ani disgdorxit kela. Joe
D’souza-chea adharan, John Kiran-an svaddik gitam ghoddun ani nazuk songit bosoun tiatrak vegllich sobay dilea. Tiatrache thodde kanni-che bhag flashback dekhave Blue-Ray Video & Photography, Alban D’souza-n filming keleat te, tiatracheo dorzo unchlea panvddear choddoita, ani Illuminations, Anand D’souza hachea margdorxonna-an, machiechi bizli ani avaz (light & sound) vevosthecho chomotkar korun, odik tiatrak rong haddta.

Machie mandavoll (stage setting) dolleam boro sarki. Machi nettovpi zaun aslo anik ek Goykar, Thomas. Dhor ek kollakaran khand marun bhes bori bhumika kelea punn eka girest ani doyeal Arbeachea ghorabean Aiyeache (maid-servant) bhumiken, Cynthia Pinto prekxokank dipkaita zalear, nizacho Arab koso bhumiken
Goykar kolakar Bernard Fernandes porzollta. Machier ubo ravpachi ani Arbi bhaxen dialogues ulouchi torika, vesaik (professional) tiatristam vonn bouch soimbik sovong Bernard-baban korun, vosro-bhor tiatr-pollennanrancho abru zhoddun ghetla. Tache koleche gunn, eka kinna bhitor Mungllurchea Konknni uloupi loka meren pavlo mhunn, dhor ek pavtti to machier dislo ten’na, vosreantle tiatr-pollennaranchea talliancho avaz sangtalo. Xabas Bernard!

Goykaranchi kola, rongtantuch asa mhunn, tuvem Munglurchea tiatr-mogiank sidh kelem.

Mhuki tiatr-kharia suru zaunchea adim, Doha Qatar thavn ailolo soiro gayok Shri Norbert Pereira-an, tachim famad zalolim gitam Konkani, Pavs, Prathver Kallok Fanktana, Meera-Meera, Moag, Oh Maria gailim zalear, intervalla uprant Mungllur thavn ailolo soiro gayok Mike Simon-an, Hanv Tuzo Moag Kortam Bai, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dream Boy, Di Mhaka Moag Tuzo, Sopnant Bhettlo Sundor Cheddo ani Lavina, Gulf Voice of Mangalore puroskar lablolea famad gayok Vinay Lewis, Joyline Gonsalves, Jovita Fernandes ani Glady Lorena hanchea sangata solo, duo, duets, trikutt Salvador Rebello-chea songitar zalear, Jovas XLNC for Dance, Sunil ani Joythi nachachi vevosthin (choreographed) dans korun sojoilim ani tanche kumpasar kodelir bosun aslolo lok ang haloitole distale. Ani tatuntlean tatunt tutt korpak, ho lekh borovpi unno naslo. Rosary Ferns-achem novem git Kuwaitche Dinar, tiatr-pollennarank khubuch avoddlem. Hat-potrar vo handbill-ar dilolea porim, ho 4 vorancho proig polletam-polletam vell keddnam sompun ghelo tem mat kollunk nam. Boskek chitkun ravun, dhor ek kantaroristanchim kantaram lok aikotalo tem pollevnk, kovtuk diso. Git choltana, konnuch hollantlo bhair sorun vocho naslo, kiteak ek-ek gavpeachem kantar aikopa sarkem astalem.

Kuwait Soddun Vetana, Konkan Kala Samithi-cho poilo tiatr yexvont zaunk, zaitim kharanam asat. Poilea voilea svater hi kharia dhor ek samithi-che vangddi, konna tori margdoxonn ghevn ekvottan vavurleat, oxem moderator, Gasper Almeida udgarlo. Sinema poddotin flashback dakhoileat te vevosthik ritin zalolean, tiatrak chodduch rong aila, oxem sinema vavran kormelolo amcho ek Goykar-bhav cholchitr digdorspi Shri T-Bush-an sanglem. Ho tiatr kinna bhitor hit zavnchem kharann mhollear kolakaramni aplo patt sobta toso zaunk, digdorspea sangatak tallim (rehearsal) marunk, boreoch nidho foddleat astoleo,
oxem niamit (regular) tiatr pollevpi, Mapxem-che Joaquim Rebello-n ugtem mot dilem. Tiatrachea script-an titlo bodoll zalona punn, Mungllurche Konknnint onnkarun, Mungllurkarank sondhex pavtta toso korunk digdorspi Lancy-bab boroch vavurla mhunn, dhor ek partisanchea bhumiker kollta, oxem Goycho ekloch
tiatrist AIS tiatr vosrean dispi, ani Rosary-chea poilea Al-Mashra Hawalli Sobhaghorant nheslolo Shri Laurente Pereira-an spoxttponnim sanglem. Tiatr ani khas sador kelolea kormunnunk kharivolli vixim jitlem boroitolo titlem thoddem zait punn, mhojean itlench mhunnonk zata, show of the year, oxem eka lokik potrakaran (nanv rakhun dovorcheak vinonti) tiatr somplea uprant, vosreantle bhair sortanam sanglem.

Tiatracho boroinar eklo zalear, digdorsponn dusrean samballam, ani kantaram-songit eklean boroileant zalear avaz vevostha samballunk sound Engineer oxe toren dhor ek vavr vanttlolean, nhoinch Munglukarank punn, Goychea tiatr-pollennarank muntraile mhunn mhoji un-unit xebaski Konkan Kala Samithik, oxem Dramapurche tiatr mogi ani adle tiatr-kharbari (Goyant) Shri Remet D’Sa-n, dadhoslolea avazan mhonnlem.
“Havem Rosary Ferns-ache zaite tiatr polleleat. Dhor ek tiatran koslo tori ek sondhex divnk, to yont korta. Hea aichea Kuwait Soddun Vetanam tiatran ek boro sondhex amkam mellta, ani dhor ek pordesan nokri kortoleanchea dolle ugte korta. Dekhunuch, hanv taka porbim ditam” Intervalla somoyar ek lhanxe man-potr vhariavolli vellar Rev. Fr. Melvin D’Cunha-an aplea bhaxonnan mhonnlem. Tiatr

Boroinar Shri Rosary-n, apnnalem ek sopon purem zalem mhunn bhavnnik (emotional) zaun Shri Anand D’Souza, Lancy Rodrigues, Munglurche tiatr-kolakar ani prekxokanche abar mandle.

Rosary Ferns-an, apnnalo vavr dusreanchea dolleam boro sarko kelo mhunn, amchim porbim. Oslem bhag, bhov thoddeank favta. Lancy Rodrigues-an, aplea digdorsponnan Kuwait Soddun Vetana tiatr, Kuveittche machier haddla, tech toren her Gulf desamni to haddunk amchi norm’ vinonti tiatr boroupea thaim. Oxem
hanv, mhaka tekhunn boslolea Kuwaitche Gulab protinidhi Domnic Araujo-k sangtanam, tech vellar Rosary-bab machier yeun, tachea Kuwait Soddun Vetana tiatrachi scipt Malayalam digdorspean soroll maglea mhunn. jahir kelem. Xabas Rosary! Tujea tiatrantlo sondhex, Bharotachea herui baxentlean onn’kar zaum.

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