Monday, June 22, 2009

Konkani Film "To Dis Udelo"

To Dis Udelo

"To Dis Udelo" Konkani Film by Bonifacio Dias

Featuring Joe Rose, Ben Evangelisto,
Anil Kumur, Fatima, Aplon, Rosario Dias,
Peter-Roshan, Pascoal Rodrigues, among others.



Produced and Directed By Teotonio D'Costa

Featuring Maria, Sevia Pereira, Anthony, Jr. Simla, Jack Rodson,
Jimy Cardoza, Ruben D'Costa, among others.

Sunday, June 21, 2009



Written & Directed by Irineu D'Cruz

Produced by Baltazar & Tony Fernandes

Assistant Driector: Willy Silveira

Cameraman: Spirit

Lyrics: Mini Mario & Irineu D'Cruz

Playback singers: Lawrie, Mini Mario, Rosy Alvares & Irineu D'Cruz.

Background Music: Nelvin Fernandes

Editing, Dubbing & Titling by Rajesh A. Bhosle

In memory of Andrew Greno C. Viegas

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Konkani Video CD "DUKHAM"

Comedy Queen Querobina to release Konkani Video CD "DUKHAM" in Kuwait

By Gasper Crasto

Comedy Queen Querobina Carvalho - Quero to friends - will launch her first
songs and jokes Video CD entitled 'Dukham' (Tears) at the Goa Day event on
9th November 2007 in Kuwait.

Querobina has transcended Goa's stereotype stage style to become one of the
finest actresses of this generation against all odds. She is undoubtedly a
superstar and on a pedestal equal to legendary celebrities of the stage.
Querobina is perhaps the only actress who can do comedy as well as tragedy
roles and at the highest standard at that, and sing with a voice that can
melt stone hearts.

The Video CD produced by Music House (Mapusa) and music composed by famed
Goan musician Norman Cardozo, consists of a selection of songs and jokes.

Querobina has the distinction of winning 3 straight Kala Academy awards as
the Best Singer of Goa from 1973 to 1975. Acclaimed as one of Goa's popular
comedienne and an actress for enacting tragedy roles, Querobina has
tirelessly served Konkani stage even after landing in Kuwait. The
multi-talented star recently featured in the first Konkani E-Cinema 'BLACK
Nhesop Atanchem Fashion' produced and directed by T-Bush.

Querobina is a singer with an eloquent voice and has to her credit several
songs in Konkani CDs, video films and audio albums. She has sung in
approximately 39 audios and features in 8 videos. Her first Album 'Dhinvas'
was a runaway hit. Not too long ago, Querobina presented her first Konkani
album "Tragedy Queen" dedicated to her favourite stage actress Ophelia

Querobina's first step on the stage was at the age of 9 years where she sang
her first solo at St. Aloysius High School. Querobina's rise to fame began
with her 'first break' on the professional stage in A.M. Pacheco's drama
'Mr. Romeo' and 'Odruxtt' in 1977. Querobina labored long in the field of
different roles for Patrick Dourado's 'Soth' and the second ever ladies show
on Konkani stage 'Oxem Ghoddtta' before her acting in Goa's mega hit dramas
showed the extent of her brillance and talents. She soon went on to act in
A.M.Pacheco's 'Don Roste', 'Vis Vorsam Adim' and Nelson
(Nelson-Conception-Anthony) Alphonso's 'Asro.' In 1978 she joined Patrick
Dourado's troupe that brought her recognition as a professional artiste and
also the title 'Comedy Queen Querobina' for his drama 'Ostori'.

The greatness of her acting came forth again in performances of Patrick's
tragedy hit 'Lok Sangtolo', and M. Boyer's 'Mog Kazar Divorce'. Soon she was
pulled in Bombay by late Bab Peter to act in an all Bombay professional
group in 'Guneaum Mhozo Nhuim'. Later, she performed mostly comedy roles in
Prince Jacob's productions. Die-hard tiatro fans have followed her career
closely, watching her metamorphose into one of the State's most recognized
faces on the Konkani stage. Her numerous other acting credits include
Patrick Dourado's superhits such as "Oxem Ghoddtta", "Ghatki Bhoinn",
"Bhavacho Cheddo", "Familik Vollkona", "Lok Sangtolo", "Tem Mhojem Soirem",
"Dev Borem Korum", "Tin Fogotteache Marann", "Varem", "Noketr", "Patok",
etc; C. D'Silva and Patrick Dourado's joint venture 'Mannkam Motiam', 'Mog',

Querobina featured in approximately 27 different dramas of Patrick Dourado
and later acted in shows of Conny M. D'Silva, Vitorino Pereira, Master Vaz,
legendary late Rosario Rodrigues, Menino de Bandar, etc. Prominent hits
that she acted are late Bab Peter's 'Mijas', 'Guneanv Mhozo Nhoim', 'Tuka
Kiteak Poddlam'; Robin Vaz's 'Biatin', 'Chamcha'; late C.Alvares' 'Xezari
Kombo' ; late Jacinto Vaz's drama 'Sukh ani Dukh'; Wilmix's 'Sonvsar ani
Sorg'; Roseferns' 'Tuttlele Dhaage'; and Prince Jacob's superhits 'Pavnnek',
'Ponvot', 'Pordexi', 'Poltodd', 'Pangddo', 'Pergao', 'Poixe-Poixe', etc.

Querobina has also sung and rendered her voice in 56 folk plays on All India
Radio (AIR) - Goa which were a major source of entertainment for public
before the advent of television in Goa in the wake of the 1982 ASAID. As a
comedienne Querobina has acted alongside famous artistes of Konkani stage
that include Comedian Dias, Comedienne Platilda, Comedian Philip, Comedian
Domnic, Augustine, Sherly, Sally, Comedian Jesus, Luis Bachchan, Nelson,
Ben, Ambe, X. Almeida, M. Boyer, Jacinto Vaz, Titta Pritto, Tony Martins,
Paul Romy, Hortencio, late Luis Dias, etc. She was a darling of the crowd in
Prince Jacob's shows alongside Jacob and Humbert.

Born to Andrew Carvalho and Arcangela Fernandes and coming from the
beautiful coastal village Majorda, Querobina grew up with her younger
brother Anthony. It was in celebrated director M.Boyer's drama 'Mog Kazar
Divorce' that she first toured the Middle East and made the trip again for
another 5 times in Prince Jacob's shows. Recalling her overseas tours
Querobina underlines "In 1989, I performed in London for Prince Jacob's
'Painem' and 'Pergao'; my first trip to Kuwait was in Mario de Majorda's
"Sambau" drama staged in 1994 at Keifan Hall." The much in demand actress
also toured Dubai and Bahrain for Jose Rod's "Mauli" and for Comedian Philip's
drama 'Hem Kazar Koslem?', and also traveled to Qatar, Bahrain from Kuwait
to act in dramas on several occasions. Querobina's 'residency' in Kuwait
has been hailed in the media by many Goans as a gift to Kuwait Konkani
lovers but the void created by her absence in Goa is missed by thousands.
Since her arrival in Kuwait in 1995 she has acted in various dramas directed
by Jose Rod, Rosary Ferns, Comedian Philip, Mario de Majorda, etc. Most
recently, she has acted for the shows directed by Salu Faleiro, Simon
Gonsalves, Francis de Tuem, etc. Indisputably, a multifaceted actress like
Querobina would have been hailed as a "top star" had she been acting in any
other language dramas. The artiste has been felicitated in Kuwait by
Konkani Heritage Kuwait (2000) and United Club of Utorda (2007) and in
Bahrain at the staging of Anthony Luis Fernandes' show. After a gap of 22
years, she had performed in July 2007 in Goa for Laurente Pereira's 'Hea
Gharachim Dharam Bondh' tiatr to a thunderous ovation.

"The audience has accepted and appreciated me as an actress. I am sure the
latest video of songs and jokes will be a joy of tears for the Konkani
speaking masses", stated Querobina on the release of 'Dukham'.

- You heard it first from !


Konkani VCDs Listing

Konkani VCDs Listing

Bhuimkamp - by Mark Araujo etc

Rontto - by Candido & Ratnakar

Devan Dilem Devcharan Velem - By Jose Rod

Zababdari(film) - Bonifacio Dias, Anil kumar

Tukach Lagon - Khell Tiatr by Minino Mario

Soirikar - Khell Tiatr by Minino Mario

Dor Taka sodnaka - Actors John D silva,Domnic etc

O my God -Commedian Domnic & Luis Bacchan. March 2004

Sorry PAI -Commedy Film by Comedian Agostinho.Apr04

Tujem Sambau-Khell Tiatr by Minino Mario-April 2004

Moriad -Film by Bonifacio dias- March/April 2004

Devak Zai Zalear – Film-Ben Evangelisto July/Aug2004

Kavllo Rodlo Lozen- Songs& Jokes-Rosary Ferns Aug 2004

Mog -a short film by Peter Roshan August 2004

Vantte, A drama by Allan D’Costs/Sidon Sil Aug/2004

Manfas’s Musical show, songs. June/2004


GOA Bombay- with GOA/Bombay Actors by Tony Dias oct/04

Dol Mojea Bai (Film)- Candido Araujo/Sinari Nov/04

Kantiantlem Ful (Film)- D’Costa Production/Sinari Nov/04

Sunday- Comedy by Comedian Agostino/Manfa Music Nov/04

Sangat Ami Bhurgim Konnachim by Mario Menezes Dec/04

Axirvad by Jesus Antao (TBR)

PURTUGUESE GOENKAR by Samuel Carvalho/Manfa

KALLZACHE GHAVE By Teotonio d'Costa


MAINCHEM KALLIZ by Agnelo Da Costa

DOGANCH PURO by Comedian Ambe

AUNCH TO by Rafael de majorda

SANGATIN a Candido Araujo production

TUKAI TENCH RAUTA by Rafael De Majorta july/04

HANV NOKHO ZALOM by Rafael De Majorda july/04

BHADDEACHO KUSVO By Machi Mogi St.Cruz April/05

KOR MOJEM KALLIZ TUJEA KALLZA SARKEM by Tony Dias (Conny Enerprises) April/o5

KERELACHI TOPI by Comedian Prince Leslie April/05

KONNECH LOZCHEN NHUI By nini Mario june/05

KUROIKAR by Com. Agostinho July/05

TUJEM NANV VHODD ZAUM by Jose Rod july/05

NIKITA by Rosy Alvares Aug/05

GOEMCHO SAIB by Prince Jacob Aug/05

KONN ZABABDAR by Bonifacio Dias/Anil Kumar Aug/05

DHAGHO by Dramatic Troup of Ribandar

BHUDVONT JACKINAS by Com. Jesus Antao Sept/05

HO AMCHO BHAVART by Fr. Nevil Gracias

CIRCUS by com. Peter D' Costa

EK DIS Film songs Audio/Vidio 2 in one

VCDs on GOA etc
GOA a Paradise by Agostinho Da Cruz Nov.2003
Beaches of GOA by Taresh Sabharwal March 2004
A film on Life of St.Francis Xavier- Grace Cuts & Glory
VCD on the life of JESUS
GOA An Indian Paradise (a Video Guide)

I have the foll VCDs and watched them all and made my
own comparision/scoring which is given below for your info.

VCD/Name Drama Commedy Songs Popular Price
Actors Rs.
1.Bhuimkamp 8 5 8 4 250

2.Rontto 7 5 4 4 200

3.Devan Dilem
Devcharan Velem 9 9 6 10 200

4.Zababdari(flm) 8 6 4 9 250

5.Moriad Film 8 7 5 9 250

6.To dis Udelo 8 7 8 8 250

7.Devak Zai Zalear 8 10+ 7 10 200

8.MOG 8 9 9 9 150

9.Vantte 9 9 8 7 250

10.Tukach Lagon 8 7 7 9 150

11.Soirikar 8 7 6 9 150

12.Tujem Sambau 9 9 7 9 150

13.Dor Taka sodn - 8 - 9 150

14.O my God - 10 - 10 150

15.Sorry Pai - 9 - 10 150

16.Kavlo Roddlo Lozen- 9 9 9 150

17.Film Songs - - 10 8 99

18.GOA Bombay - 9 10 10 200

19.Dol Mojea Bai 9 7 9 10 250

20.Kanteamtlem Ful 10 5 10 10 250

21.Sunday - 9 4 9 150

22.Sangat Ami
Bhurgim Konachim 10 9 8 10 200

23.Kallzache Ghave 8 8 5 8 250

24.Sounsar Somplea..9 - 8 9 250

25.Mainchem Kalliz 5 6 7 9 200

26.Axirvad ( - 8 - 9 150

27.Purtugese Goenka 9 8 8 9 200

28.Sangatin 9 6 9 9 199

29.Aunch To 9 6 7 9 150

30.Doganch Puro 8 8 9 150

31.Kamsulo (Natok) 8 6 - 4 160

32.Hanv Noko Zalon 7 8 8 8 125 poor qlty print

33.Tukai Tench Rauta (TBR)poor qlty print 125

34.Kerelachi Topi - 7 6 5 150

35.Bhaddeacho Kusvo10 4 8 5 199

36.Kor Moj Kaliz.. 8 8 8 9 200

37.KONNECH LOZCHEM 8 7 6 10 199


39.BUDVONT JAKINAS 10 10 8 10 150

40. NIKITA 10 10 9 10 150







Manfa’s Misical Show - 150

.VCDs on GOA, Religeous VCDs etc:
1.GOA a Paradise - - - - 250
2.Beaches of GOA - - - - 99
3.A Film on Life of St.Francis Xavier - 99
4.A Film on JESUS Konkani - 250
5.Jivitacho Kuris another Religious VCD - 150
6.GOA An Indian Paradise (a Video Guide) - 199


New Konkani Films/VCDs releasing shortly


KUMPAR by C.Alvares/Manfa

HATANT DITAM by Jack Rodson


ORDEN CHADOR by Dramatic gorup of Britona (with Anil Kumar, Fatima, Luis Bachan

MOG KORAT by Franfer production (this may be out already)

LORNA LIVE IN KUWAIT by Rafael de majorda ( " )


PADRI by Prince Jacob

EK DIS by Amar Sawant


for Goa & NRI related info...

courtesy: JoeGoaUk

Konkani VCD "Lakhpoti Zanvoi"




Natural Comedian JOANA's 3rd Konkani VCD
"Lakhpoti Zanvoi"

Featuring: Comedian Selvy, Comedian Ben, Maggie, Comedian Marcus,
Anil, Olga, Caitan and Comedian Joana.

Music: Angelo
Script: Manuel Pereira
Produced by Cony Fernandes
and Directed by Comedian JOANA.


(Info source: Felix de Merces)

Konkani video film "Atancheo Sunom"

A new Konkani video film "Atancheo Sunom" has been co-produced
in association with C. Alvares Films, and is directed by
Capucina Alvares.


Team Ashterwayne




C. Alvares Films back in action.

After its first release of the Konkani film Disson Khurrdo Aikon Bhero, this year, C.Alvares Films is rolling out their second project titled "Ghutt" the film will be directed by Capucina Alvares daughter of yesteryear ace writer, director and actor late Mr. C.Alvares.

The film a murder mystery is a joint production between C.Alvares Films & Ashterwayne Productions. This partnership will also roll out a slew of films and events in the coming year 2008.

On speaking to Capucina Alvares about the film, she says "it's too early to talk about the film, but yes we are doing a film (Ghutt), but will give out details in due course, as of now, I can only confirm the news".