Daijiworld Media Network - Toronto
Toronto, Sep 25: The Mangaloean Association of Canada (MAC) under the dynamic leadership of Maxim D’Mello the President and Vijay Dante the Vice-President is all set to premiere the first-ever show in North America the much-awaited Konkani movie ‘Osmitay’ which explores the Konkani identity to be held at the renowned Central Parkway Cinemas in Mississauga, Canada on October 7 at 6.00 pm.
Osmitay movie features Ashwin D'Costa and Wencita Dias in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Vilas Ratnakar Kshatriya and produced by Louis J Pinto under the Mandd Sobhann Productions banner.
The story of Osmitay is penned by Eric Ozario with Joel Pereira as the screenplay writer and co-director. The music is composed by Eric Ozario, Allwyn Fernandes, Cajetan Dias, and Joel Pereira. Editing is skilfully done by Joel Pereira, while the visuals have been beautifully captured by Balraj Gowda.
The movie also stars Sandeep Malani, Dennis Monteiro, Stany Alvares, Prince Jacob, Sai Panandikar from Goa, Gowrish Vernekar, Lulu Fortes, Eric Ozario, Roy Castelino, Harry Correa, Nellu Permanur, Naveen Lobo, Arun Noronha, Mishal Fernandes and Flavia.
Osmitay showcases the visual splendor of Konkani's rich folk heritage along with a love story. It serves as an ideal study material about the origin and identity of Konkani and also offers a more realistic portrayal of the community and its culture. This movie definitely promises to be a cinematic treat for the audience.
Speaking to Daijiworld Toronto MAC VP Vijay Dante said, “Producing and making a film is like undergoing the pain of labour. I congratulate the entire Mandd Sobhann team for their efforts in making the film. I invite all Konkani-speaking Mangaloreans and Goans in the community to gather together and witness the birth of a cinematic masterpiece that will touch every heart deeply. Brace yourselves for an enchanting tale brought to life on the silver screen, as "Osmitay" transports you to the mesmerizing landscapes of Konkan. Let the captivating storyline, melodious music, and brilliant performances take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. This is an invitation to celebrate the rich heritage of our beloved Konkani language and culture. Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions and feel the pulse of Mangalorean and Goan lifestyles pulsating through every frame. Further, he is said to be among the first to experience this extraordinary cinematic gem that proudly represents our community's artistic prowess. Bring your friends and family along, as we create memories that will last a lifetime."
The premiere show of Osmitay was held on September 10 at Big Cinemas in various parts of India, which saw an overwhelming response from the audience. Osmitay will be released in UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Israel, Germany, Australia, Ireland and the USA in the coming days.