“Sahana, Namma Oordha Ponnu,” a Tulu telefilm produced by Vincent Fernandes, was launched and shown at Town Hall on March 19, Friday." />
Mangalore, Mar 19: “Sahana, Namma Oordha Ponnu,” a Tulu telefilm produced by Vincent Fernandes, was launched and shown at Town Hall on March 19, Friday.
Fr. Nelson, the chief guest of the event, said that Mangalore is a beautiful city comprising several castes and religions. Lauding the achievements of the director of the telefilm, which was shot in just 19 days, he said that the telefilm conveys the message of social and religious harmony to Mangalore and serves the purpose of uniting people of different religions and preventing communal hatred and violence.
This telefilm, which comprises 2 songs, was shot in several places such as St Anthony’s Ashram of Jeppu, Shri Kshethra Pavanje of Haleyangadi, Infant Jesus Church, Shri Kshethra Punaroor, Vamanjoor, Mukka, Pachanady, and Moodushedde. Actress Chaitra has played the main role of Sahana; and the camera work was done by Rajesh Haleyangady.
Artistes Sumathi Bai, Dolla, and Ismail Moodushedde were felicitated after the screening of the telefilm.
Ismail Moodushedde, the director of the telefilm, made the welcome speech. Mohammed Baddoor gave the introductory speech. Harikrishna Punaroor, the former president of the Kannada Sahithya Parishad, presided over the programme and gave the presidential address. Winnie Fernandes, the assistant director, actress, and costume designer, who has played a major role in the creation of this telefilm, proposed the vote of thanks.
B A Moideen, Dolfy F Lobo, Vincent Fernandes, Vijaykumar Sheety, Moideen Bawa, and Fr Joseph Paradosa were also present for the screening.