Mangaluru, May 13, 2017: The Konkani movie ‘Sophiya’ got a grand release in the city at Prabath Theatre on May 12, Friday. MLA J R Lobo, Mangaluru south constituency appreciating the eforts of the nubile producer Janet Noronha said, “It is a a laudable matter for ’coastalwood’ Janet Noronha now is the first female movie producer from this region.
Her courage is extraordinary. Actress Ester Noronha has already made her name in the cinema industry in several languages. Talents surface from this type of effort, the release of a few movies in Konkani recently has encouraged all and the industry is growing. This will help Konkani language and culture too in many ways.” Rev. Xavier Gomes invoked blessings and said the prayers.
Chancellor of Mangaluru diocese Rev. Henry Sequeira, Mandd Sobhann gurkar Eric Ozario, Mandd Sobhann president Louis J Pinto, Karnataka Sahitya Academy recent president Roy Castelino, director Harry Fernandes, producer Janet Noronha and lead actors Elton Mascarenhas and Ester Noronha and others were present on the occasion.
Bishop of Mangalore diocese Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza along with dignitaries present lit the lamp to mark the inauguration of the film. The film was screened thereafter to a selected audience.