Qatar has fast been becoming a hub of international entertainment industry. With its diverse population and state-of-the-art facilities, the country has been attracting the release of numerous international movies.
The number of Indian expatriates is highest in Qatar and a majority of them come from the southern parts of India. It is only natural then that South Indian movies have a large fan following in Qatar with movies in Malayalam, Kannada and Tulu language regularly released here.
After a long gap, a Tulu movie is going to be released in Qatar on Friday (tomorrow). Girgit is the first Tulu movie that is releasing simultaneously in the Gulf countries – Oman, Qatar, and UAE. The film became the first one in Coastalwood (Tulu cinema) to get its teaser released in USA.
Girgit is a comedy entertainer, where a boy falls in love with a girl, but he has to face many unusual, funny and tough challenges which will ensure total entertainment.
The director, writer and heri of the film is rock star Roopesh Shetty. The other cast members are namely; Shilpa Shetty, Arvind Bolar, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Naveen D Padil, Prasanna Shetty Baliur, Sandeep Shetty Manibettu, Roshan Shetty, Umesh Mijar and Sunil Nelligudde.
Roshan Shetty is playing a negative shade in the film. The film is produced by Manjunath Attavar and Shoolin Films. Joel Rebello and Darrel Mascarenhas have provided music. Camera is handled by Niranjan Das. Bale Telipale fame Prasanna Bailur has provided dialogues. Roopesh Shetty and Shilpa Shetty are playing the lead role in the movie. Shilpa Shetty has worked in Kannada serial Yeradu Kanasu and Raja Rani.
The other crew members are namely: Rakesh Kadri, director; Manjunath Attavar and Shoolin Films, producers; Deekshith Alva, co –producer; Niranjan Das, cinematographer; Raahul Vasishta, editor; Vineeth Kumar, screenplay; Naveen Shetty, choreographer; and Suman Suvarna, associate director.
“Tulu Nadu refers to an area heavily dominated by Tulu-speaking people, consisting of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka. The art of Tulu Nadu has remained a source of inspiration for many,” said Subramanaya Hebbagelu, who is well known for his community works in Qatar and is co-ordinator of overseas Kannada & Tulu movies in Qatar. He was talking to Community.
He added: “In last four years many Kannada and Tulu movies have been released in Qatar. It was happy to share that nowadays people are getting entertained through cinemas in their native language. We are making our best efforts to keep our own people entertained. Finally all our hard work was paying off. We are getting a good response from our Kanna and Tulu people in Qatar. On behalf of overseas Kannada and Tulu movies team, I thank all Karnataka-based associations, representatives and the people residing in Qatar for their support and encouragement. I take privilege on this occasion to inform my compatriots that this movie was going to screen for one week only.”
“It is a great news that Tulu comedy movie Girgit is being released simultaneously in India and the Gulf countries. Otherwise, we had to wait and by the time it reached us here we would normally loose the thrill since many would have seen it in India and through other electronic media means. Looking at the trailer, it is really going to be very entertaining with star cast of huge reputation in the Coastalwood cinema and also Tulu Rangabhommi. It is a great opportunity to watch and enjoy director and star Roopesh Shetty, comedy kings Aravind Bolar, Naveen Padil, Bojaraj Vamanjoor, Umesh Mijar, Bahrain Roshan Shetty, talented Shilpa Shetty and all,” said Ravi Shetty, vice president Karnataka Sangha Qatar, patron and past president Tulukoota Qatar, founder president Bunts Qatar.
He added: “At the moment, I also take this opportunity to congratulate and appreciate the effort of ‘Overseas Kannada and Tulu Movie co-ordinators in Gulf countries.”
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