November 05 2019: Konkani Children Film APSARA DHARA , premier show held in a Grand Manner in Bangalore on 27 th October at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall to the packed house of more than 1500 audience. Film producer and Director Dr Ramesh Kamath was honoured by Dr Dayananda Pai who presided the function. The show was sponsored by GSB Mitra Vrinda and it was a Free Show to all.
During Presidential address , Dr Dayananda pai told bluntly that hardly very few Konkani films are produced in India compared to Tulu Films. Tulu films are running to house full shows and also running for 100 days, where as Konkani Films hardly see the lime light. The main reason for Konkani Films are not commercially successful because Konkani People are selfish. He expressed his happiness about Dr Kamath producing Three Konkani Films out of Six Saraswath Konkani Films produced so far. He complemented Dr Ramesh Kamath and his film APSARA DHARA for got selected for this years 25 th Kolkata International Film Festival.
Basti Vaman Shenoy of Konkani Viswa Kendra , Dr Jagadeesh Pai - President of Karnataka State Konkani Sahitya Academy , Payyanur Ramesh Pai - Council Member , Kendra Sahitya Academy , Tagaru Kannada Film Heroine Manvitha Kamath , Mohini D Pai - Patron , GSB Mahila Vrinda , Senior Film Artist Sharapanjara Shivaram , Suresh Mallya - Motivator from Chennai , KJ Kamath of Kamath & Kamath , Srinivasappa - Regional Film Censor Officer , CEO of Lahari Audio Velu and other Dignataries were on Dias spoke about greatness of Konkani Language. A video Clipping of Konkani Pride and Film Star Anant Nag wishing the function in Konkani was screened at the start of Apsara Dhara screening.
Many stalwarts like Venkatesh Baliga Editor of Kodial Khabar, Abdul Wazid Editor of National Weekly Deccan Front, MG Srinivas Hero of award winning movie Ranganayaki , Film Director Sudhir Shanbhag , Radio Jackie Nikitha Kini , Journalist Venkatesh Pai, Film Directors Rajesh Murthy, Praveen Nayak and so many popular personalities from Different walks of life attended the function. All artists, Technicians, Sponsors of Apsara Dhara were felicitated by Guest of Honour Guests.
Advocate SUDHAKAR Pai compered the entire programme and President of GSB Mitra Vrinda P Rohidas Nayak concluded the programme with Vote of Thanks.