Konkani Comedy VCD "AXIRVAD"
BY DANIEL D’ SOUZA
COMEDIAN JESUS Antao needs no formal introduction to his numerous fans and tiatr goers. He is one such Konkani stage comedian who is identified by his natural style of acting and equally unique style of delivering the comedy dialogues. As a veteran stage artist he has acted for most of the senior directors of the Konkani stage and toured several Gulf States too. He is quite popular in the Gulf States and visits Kuwait quite frequently for special shows.
Jesus Antao has also produced his own audio cassettes in the past and released his first VCD Comedy Film ‘Axirvad’. This film is written and directed by him with Olavo Joao and Finton Pinto as the Production Managers. The shooting of ‘Axirvad’ was completed in August 2004.
In an informal chat with GO, Jesus Antao stated “Axirvad is a comedy film featuring some of the topmost Konkani stage artistes. The film is shot at some beautiful scenic locations in South Goa. Nearly 75% of the film is shot in the picturesque village of Chinchinim in South Goa.”
Reputed musician Pravin Naik has scored the background music. Prominent stage artistes - Wilmix, Anil Kumar, Irene Vaz, Peter-Roshan, Comedian Joana, Comedian Marcus, Clara, Spica, Olavo Gomes, Sabina D’Costa, Cruz de Navelim, Elvy Goes and Master Sheldon besides Comedian Jesus Antao and others - make up the cast of ‘Axirvad’.
Speaking further Jesus Antao concluded “A lot of emphasis is given to the quality of production and the photography which is undertaken by one of Goa’s reputed cameramen, Dnyanesh Moghe. The comedy included in the film will be something different and will have a mass appeal. ‘Axirvad’ will be a total family entertainment for the young and the old, he said.
Modified item based on Archived article by Daniel F. De Souza
in the Goan Observer