Cc: George Pinto
"Konknni Cholchitram", a book on Konkani films by renowned award-winning Goan author Isidore Dantas had its international launch in California, USA, at the grand Goa Sudharop function at the India Community Center, Milpitas on April 4, 2010. The book was released to celebrate Goa Sudharop's 10th anniversary. Although the author could not be present, several sponsors of the book were onstage to cut the ribbon to launch this highly anticipated Konkani filmbook which covers 31 Konkani films.
The book consists of 282 pages, all in colour with about 269 photographs. It comprises information on all 31 Konkani celluloid films produced to date (Mangalore 10, Bangalore 1, Dubbed 2, Kuwait 1, Canada 1, Goa 16). The book contains 107 songs out of which 85 are with music notes. The book also consists of a chapter on Konkani people who have contributed to Bollywood.
The book will be soon be available for purchase online and with other distributors in India and throughout the Goan diaspora. Details will follow.