Dubai: Overwhelming response for Konkani blockbuster movie, Benddkar

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By Shodhan Prasad
Pics: Sonu Bantwal & Preetham Bantwal
Bellevision Media Network

Dubai, 30 Oct: Benddkar, Konkani movie’s premier show witnessed thousands in a glamourous spectacular premier show with red carpet and stage in Novo Cinemas, Ibn Batuta Mall, Dubai, on Friday, October 25 at 12.30pm followed by 2 shows (both Mangalorean & Goan versions).


MC Uttam Menezes welcomed the audience and invited the Guests on to the grand red carpet stage erected in front of the Cinema hall for the proceedings. Bollywood Actress Varsha Usgaonkar, Goa’s well known star Prince Jacob along with Producers Stany Alvares, Dolphy Rebello, Harry Fernandes (also the director of the movie), actors Deepak Paladka, Joseph Mathias, Sunita Menezes, Prem D’Souza and Shodhan Prasad Distributor Sandhya Creations were all present during the show.


Chief guest Fr Derrick Paul D’Souza, priest of St Joseph Church, Abu Dhabi along with visiting priests Fr Anil and Fr Joel together blessed the event with prayers.


Guests Ronald Colaco, Leo Rodrigues, Ronald Pinto, Frank Fernandes, Nelson Rodrigues, Ronald Martis, Ashish Nand, director of Shift Rent A Car, Bev Milhem, general manager, Diz Group graced the occasion.



The producer Stany Alvares welcomed them with flowers. Followed was the lighting of the traditional lamp by all the guests while a Group of Brass Band, Benddkar played live music on the stage.


Fr Darick, Ronald Colaco and Frank Fernandes spoke on the event congratulating the Benddkar Team and blessed the event.


Stany Alvares rendered the vote of thanks and the live band continued wherein people kept on dancing to the rhythm makingthe inaugural function a day to be remembered in the history of Konkani movies.


On the occasion a beautifully designed exclusive Magazine of Benddkar was released by the guests and distributed to all audiences which contained the details of the artistes and the movie.


For the first time in the history of Konkani movies, Benddkar - which is made in both Mangalorean as well as Goan dialect screened separately in different theaters.


Konkani movie fans cheered as the movie started in different theaters and around 1000 people witnessed the show on the first day. All the audience both from Mangalore & Goa were present and enjoyed the movie thoroughly.


Glimpses and reviews of the audiences were well captured after the movie and it is learnt that all those who have watched the movie gave real positive comments about the movie and congratulated the Team for producing such a wonderful movie. The encouraging review was a great honour for the whole Benddkar Team for their efforts in presenting a well themed social movie on the life of Benddkars’.



Benddkar will be screened in the following Theaters as booked:

1st November, 2019 @ 1.30pm – Novo Cinemas, WTA Abu Dhabi – Contact 055 1548621, 050 4467816

1st November, 2019 @ 1.30pm – Novo Cinemas, Mega Mall Sharjah – Contact 050 1719001, 055 9385984

1st November, 2019 @ 4.30pm – West End Park Cinema, Near Grand Mall, Doha Qatar

13th November, 2019 in Goa, India

15th November, 2019 with 14 shows in Novo Cinema, Ibn Batuta Mall, Dubai (full day)

22nd November, 2019 in Mangaluru, India

27th November, 2019 in Udupi, India

29th November, 2019 in Israel

Also in London, Muscat, Kuwait and rest of world the dates of which will be published soon.


For Movie Bookings in any part of the world, contact:-

Harry Fernandes - +91 7738305727

StanyAlvares - +91 9845044983 / 055 9385984

Deepak Paladka - +971 551558621

Prem D’Souza - +91 8296688100

Sandhya Creations Overseas Movies -



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