Mangaluru, Apr 04, 2016: In a glittering function on April 3, Sunday, the audio of the mega Konkani movie ’Ek Aslyar Ek Na’, produced by Dubai-based NRI entrepreneur and producer Frank Fernandes under the banner of his Ferns Movie International, was released in a befitting ceremony at Don Bosco hall here on Sunday April 3.
Bishop of Mangaluru Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza released the audio CD of the movie, Mangaluru South MLA J R Lobo unveiled the movie poster and managing director of Dubai’s Ivory Grand Hotel Michael D’Souza launched the trailer of the movie. Producer of the movie Frank Fernandes said, " Mangaluru city has a good population of youngsters and children from our community. Yet, their interest in activities that promote Konkani movies and language is low. Parents have to encourage children to watch this movie, so that it would bring interest in Konkani. Making money from this movie is not at all the aim, our main aim is to bring in value and love, promote and do something good for our mai chi bass Konkani."
Bishop Aloysius said, "Frank Fernandes has produced another movie in order to preserve and encourage Konkani language. I congratulate him. His actions in this regard are lofty. I appreciate the efforts of Frank Fernandes in producing a movie with his investment with the sole aim of promoting Konkani."
MLA J R Lobo explained, " Investing with the intention to earn profit, and those who invest for a cause without expecting profit exist. Frank Fernandes belongs to the second group. I have noticed people who live abroad have great love towards their motherland and are contributing in one or the other way. I appreciate Frank Fernandes’ I congratulate all the people who have contributed in producing this movie."
Members of the production team were honoured. Boys Zone dance team performed on the occasion. Lead actress Priya Menezes, lead actor and director of the movie Pradeep Barboza, Francis Rasquinha, Vijay Kumar Shetty and others were present.
’Ek Aslyar Ek Na’, touted as the first mega budget Konkani movie, will premiere on May 6. With excellent direction, an experienced technical team, interesting storyline and top notch performances from the best Konkani actors of today, ’Ek Aslyar Ek Na’ is expected to set a new trend in Konkani film industry. Frank Fernandes, apart from producing the movie, also the plays the part of a police inspector. Director Pradeep Barboza plays the main character, and has also written the storyline and dialogues for the movie. Television presenter and singer, Priya Menezes Hospet, Deepak Paladka of ’Nirel’ movie fame, Alphons Moodubelle, Memori trio Melwyn, Richard and Jerome, Allwyn Danthy Pernal of ’Ami Dhogi Sezara’ Daijiworld TV show, Prathap Hospet, John D’Silva Goa, Lavina Gomes, Claud D’Lima, Andrew D’Souza, Lucy Aranha Kuwait, Rons London, Gladys Menezes Hospet, Joseph Mathias, Arun, Allwyn Andrade, Clare Rodrigues, Melreena Hospet, Avith Barboza, Shaan Mangalore and Godwin Castelino Karkal have contributed in one way or another.