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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


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