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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK/HB)
Mangaluru, May 20: One of the most anticipated and high budget Coastalwood movies ‘Raj Sounds & Lights’ directed by Rahul Amin was released on Friday, May 20 at Bharath Cinemas.
Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyas Kamath, MLA U T Khader, MLC Prathap Simha Nayak, President of Tulu Sahitya acedamy Dayanand Kathalsar, Principal of SDM College Devraj, Ex-MLA Shakuntala Shetty, Mahila Congress leader Mamatha Gatty, Annaya Kulal, Padmaraj, Director Prakash Pandeshwar, Actor Devdas Kapikad, Aravind Bolar, Bojaraj Vamanjoor, Naveen D Padil, Prakash Tuminad, Vijay Kumar Kodialbail, Avinash Shetty, Managing director Daijiworld Walter Nandalike, Mime Ramdas, RJ Anurag and others were present.
Nithesh Shetty Yekkar compered the event.
Raj Sounds & Lights released at Bharat Cinemas, Cinepolis, PVR and Roopavani in Mangaluru, Kalpana theatre in Udupi, Bharat Cinemas and INOX in Manipal, Bharat theatre in Beltangady, Santosh theatre in Sullia, Aruna theatre in Puttur, Natraj theatre and Cinegalaxy in Surathkal, JMJ in Koppa, Krishna theatre in Kasargod, Amarashree theatre in Moodbidri, Planet theatre and Radhika theatre in Karkala.
Raj Sounds and Lights opensd to great release in Udupi
Raj Sounds and Lights witnessed a grand release at Kalpana theatre in udupi on Friday.
Suresh Prabhu, former Governor, Lions Club inaugurated the release programme by lighting the lamp.
In his address, Suresh Prabhu said that, "There is less market for Tulu films though more theatres are available here. They will give more priority to entertainment. Tulu films should get priority. A producer invests on a film by keeping the interest of spectators. A film should make us feel that ‘this is our cinema’ and that which brings a smile on our faces. Once a producer fails, he will never come back to produce another filmn. He urged people of tulunadu to encourage and support the team for their effort. I wish many more Tulu films to hit theatres."
Yogish Shetty, businessman said, "Few films are running in theatres. We are proud that our home town artists have acted in the film. Let us stand with them as backbone.” He requested that everyone should come to the theatre and watch this movie. “I hope many such new Tulu films come into the theatres in the future and in that way, budding artistes may get a chance to act in films,” he said.
Sankappa A, an advocate, wished the team all the best.
Ashok Shetty, businessman, Mumbai, Sandeep Shetty Manibettu, Naveen Ballal, senior photographer, V S Holla, manager, Kalpana theatre, Bharath Shetty, president Kaup constituency, Uday Rai, Prabhakar Shettigar, Harish Kemmannu, Nazeer , secretary, Udupi district Working Journalist Association, Vasudeva Rao and others were present.
Prasanna Bailoor welcomed the gathering.
Raj Sounds & Lights is a complete family entertainer and is produced by Anand N Kumpala and co-produced by B Ashok Kumar, Seetharam Shetty, Ajay Baliga, Suhan Prasad, Pawan Kumar, Nithin Raj Shetty and Arpith Adyar. Associate producers are Swastik Acharya, Sheikh Thoufeeq and Prashant Shetty while Jithesh Kumar is the executive producer.
The story is penned by VJ Vineeth while screenplay is written by director Rahul Amin along with VJ Vineeth.
‘Raj Sound & Lights’ has music by Srajan Kumar Tonse, editing by Plangle Studio, dialogues by Girgit fame Prasanna Shetty Bailoor, stunts by Chethan D’Souza and choreography by Naveen Shetty Aryans.
The DoP is Paddayi fame Prasad P and he is assisted by Jacob Johnson.
The main artistes are Vineeth Kumar, Yasha Shivakumar, Arvind Bolar, Karishma Amin, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Naveen D Padil, Prasanna Shetty Bailur, Chaithra Shetty, Sandeep Shetty Maanibettu, Roopa Varkady, Mervin Shirva, Namith Kulur, and Ravi Ramjuja along with other noted actors.
For the first time a Tulu movie premiered in 6 Indian cities which includes Mangaluru, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Pune, Mumbai and Vadodara, and 11 countries such as Saudi Arabia, USA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai) United Kingdom, Nigeria, Israel, Oman and Zambia.