UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Phonix Films in association with Sandhya Creations Overseas Movies & SCENT (Sandhya Creations Event Network Team) are all set to do the overseas release of KARNIKADA KALLURTI Tulu Movie and in this pretest held a program at Mahakani Restaurant Karama today on July 10, 20212 at 5 p.m. which was honored by all leaders and members of the community.

Shodhan Prasad welcomed the guests and briefed them on the program. Guests of honor were welcomed on stage with a flower presentation by active SCENT member Ashok Bailur.

Sri. Praveen Shetty, President Karnataka NRI Forum Dubai, Lt. Fen. Dr. Frank Fernandes, Businessman, MEA Chancellor General, UAE Peace Ambassador and Head of Mission, Shri. BK Ganesh Rai, Specialized Artistic Director & Ex-Chairman of Sharjah Karnataka Sangha, Shri.Satish Poojary, Ex-Chairman Billawa Family Dubai & Sharjah Karnataka Sangha, Shri. Sandeep Rai, Nanje Yachts, Shri. Naveen Suvarna, Makhani Restaurant, Shri. Ritu of Tulu Paterga Tulu Oripaga, Shri. Alwyn Pinto of Mangalore Konkans, Shri. Mallikarjuna Gowda from Kannadiagaru Dubai, Shri. Shashidahr Nagarajappa of Kannada Patashale, Shri. Krishna Prasad of Brahmanara Sangha, Shri. Noel Almeida, Shri. Anand Bailur President of Wow Yoga Kannadigaru UAE, Shri. Nagaraj Rao from Kannada Patashale, Shri.Girish from Yakshagana Tarabeti were the guests of honor on the stage.

Shodhan gave a briefing on the Karnikada Kallurti – Daivaradane which is an ancient ritual of Tuluvas which has been practiced for many decades around the districts of Tulunadu. ‘Kallurti’ is one of the daiva and there is an iconic story behind the birth of this daiva.

The program opened with the lighting of the lamp by all guests on stage, including Mahendra Kumar, the film’s producer/director, followed by a prayer by Yuvaraj Devadiga.

In today’s generation, many people do not know the real story behind each of the daiva and tulu rituals. Even parents may not have attempted to introduce their children to our rich history and rituals. It may be that sometimes the children on seeing asked various questions to their parents to know about the daiva and the rituals, but I am sure that the parents may not have enlightened their children about the exact facts of the daiva and the rituals. rituals. While these rituals and practices are fading day by day, very few people have come forward to save this ancient tradition, culture and practice. And one of the few people who ventured into that is with us today and we’re lucky to have him here.

Shodhan said we need to introduce the person behind the film who, being a non-Tuluva, a person from another community called Lingayat, took so much interest in exploring the real story of our own Tuluva Daiva ‘Kallurti’ and put all his money into making this non-commercial film to present it to our Tuluvas. And that is what we call a pure love towards Achara Vichara of Tulunadu & Tulu Nadu, the rituals and the rich tradition and ancient practices. He invited and welcomed Shri. Mahendra Kumar on the dais who is the producer, director and creator of this great movie ‘Karnikada Kallurti’

Introducing Producer, Director and Screenwriter Mahendra Kumar who was born to parents Pancha Peeta Somashekar Shetty and Nirmala Devi who have been settled in Dakshina Kannada for quite a long time. In 1985-86, he graduated from Govt. College Mangalore as a Bachelor of Arts. He also took an interior design course and also became a property developer. He is also a musician playing the keyboard and also an actor who you will also see in this film. He is an Aradhaka from Naga and in 2014 conducted a Nagamandala Pooja in an open venue for the first time. He also led ‘Dhakke Bali’ in 2018, which was attended by over 30,000 people. As a seva of Daiva ‘Kallurti’ in 2019, he made a temple ‘Gudi’ for the Daiva and also produced this film. ‘Karnakada Kallurti’ was released in Mangalore, Madikeri, Bangalore and other places which ran for 2 weeks and more enjoyed by everyone who saw this movie. His other venture, a children’s film titled “Journey of Belli”, is about to be released and also has some Kannada films in future production to start. This is his first time visiting Dubai and let’s all make his visit unforgettable

Mahendra Kumar congratulated all the guests with a shawl which was lovingly brought back from India.

A few clips from the movie including the trailer were shown, which pleased the audience.

Sri. Ganesh Rai did the honors of congratulating our guest producer Shri. Mahendra Kumar. He read the certificate of congratulations and asked the guests to deliver the bouquet of flowers, the letter of congratulations, the bouquet of flowers and the basket of fruits to the recipient.

Ganesh Rai gave a briefing on Kallurti daiva and other worship daivas in Tulunadu and mentioned the importance of these daivas in the country of Tulunadu.

In return congratulations Shri. Mahendra Kumar will speak, followed by well wishes from a few guests on stage who spoke and confirmed their support for the film’s release.

Nithyanand Beskoor took the vote of thanks and thanked everyone who supported this event.

Followed a cultural program with songs and dances while snacks/tea/coffee were served to the public and guests

Members of Sauharda Lahari also joined and supported to the max with a dance and song presentation led by Yuvaraj Devadiga, Mahesh Attavar and his family and friends.

Dances were presented by Samyak & Samarth, Niska & Neha; while vocals were featured by Pramod Kumar, Sukanya Sharath, Amisha, Ramachandra, Ashok Bailur & Mayank – Instrumental.

Overall, the program was successfully conducted and everyone who participated in it confirmed their full support and are waiting for the release date in the UAE. All SCENT Members have actively participated and positioned themselves remarkably well for the success of this program.

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