Dubai: Released by Sandhya Creations, Rahul Amin’s Directorial venture ‘Raj Sounds & Lights’ Tulu Movie UAE Premiere in UAE (6 shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah) made a huge thunderous noise creating a historical event with the audience reacting happily announcing that the movie was a total entertainment package full of emotion, comedy, suspense, family drama, social message bound with beautiful foot taping Music. Lead actor DJ Vinith became the talk of the town and the audience praised the director for presenting such a beautiful movie after a very long time. There was not a single minute of dragging and the audience was blasting with laughter throughout for the continuous punching of the dialogues. All the stalwart actors have given their best performances in this movie which is really appreciated.
In Dubai’s Ibn Batuta Mall Nova Megaplex Cinema, Shodhan Prasad opened and compered the show by lighting the auspicious Lamp where Vasu Bhat Puthige chanted the prayers and lighted the lamp as a symbol of inauguration. Businessman/Film Producer Dr Frank Fernandes, Businessman Sandeep Rai Nanje, UAE Brahmanara Samaja President Sudhakar Pejavar, Businessman/Film Producer Harish Sherigar, Businessman/Film Producer Harish Bangera, Businessman James Mendosa, Actor Deepak Paladka, Actress Ranjitha Lewis and the young Team of Raj Sounds & Lights comprising of Girish Narayan, Ashok Bailur, Deepak Kumar, Sharath Kumar, Prajwal Kottari, Akshay Garodi, Nithin Devadiga, Krishna Prasad, Amar Deep, Santhosh, Ratheesh, Sneha Suryanarayana, Swathi Sharath, Samantha Girish, Ranjini Krishna Prasad & Sahana Amar who also joined in lighting the lamp ceremony. Specially the names of Rajesh Guthyadka of Landmark Group, Praveen Shetty of Fortune Group of Hotels, Film Producer/Businessman Ronald Martis, and Joseph Mathias of Merit Freight Systems who have contributed but could not attend the program due to their other engagements were mentioned for their wholehearted support. In Ibn Batuta Megaplex there were 2 Theaters occupied with around 588 audiences in full capacity.
At the entrance of the Cinema Hall sweet Boondi Ladoo was distributed to all the audience which was sponsored by Venus/Hamba Restaurant owner Vasu Bhat.
All the guests were invited to the front of the screen and honoured with flowers by the Team and Shodhan Prasad welcomed the audience and with due respect did the one-minute prayer by standing for the departed soul of the late President of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the eternal soul to rest in peace. He also mentioned that this prayer will also go to the very many departed souls of our own Tuluvas who left us for heavenly abode during the pandemic period. He also welcomed the new President of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and praised his leadership.
The world premiere in 11 countries brought together more than 5000 Tuluvas into the Theater on the same day and Shodhan mentioned that out of that the maximum number of 1300 Tuluvas are from UAE alone. He also mentioned the names of all Businessmen Friends of UAE who wholeheartedly supported either buying tickets in bulk or distributing tickets to large groups which helped in getting the full-house audience to the screens. He also praised the relentless combined effort of the whole young Team of Raj Sounds & Lights headed by Associate Producers Swastik Acharya & Thoufeeq Sheikh who in a short time could stretch out to all the Tuluvas of UAE and bring them into all the booked Theaters in UAE. Girish Narayan soon took over and thanked Sandhya Creations and mentioned that the show was possible with the able overseas distribution guidance of Shodhan Prasad.
On behalf of all the Guests, Dr Frank Fernandes & Harish Sherigar spoke a few words and praised the Team for their efforts in bringing such a nice movie to the Tuluvas of UAE. And with the big noise of cheering by the eagerly waiting audience, the movie started spreading laughter and whistleblowing throughout the show.
In Dubai Festival City Novo Cinemas there were 2 shows, one hosted by Billawas Family comprising of 122 audiences in full capacity and another show hosted by Yakshagana Abhyasa Tharagathi Kendra Dubai along with Gammath Kalavider Dubai which had 99 audiences at full capacity. Guests Satish Poojary Ex-President of Billawas Family, Dinesh Shetty Kottinja Patron of Yakshagana Abhyasa Thargathi, Bhavani Shanker Sharma, Santosh Poojary, Ravi Kotian, Prabhakar Poojary, Prem Kotian, Devdas, Associate Producer Thoufeeq Sheikh along with his Team Reema Thoufeeq, Rahul Udyavar & Shriya Shetty were fully assisting audience while Rajesh Kuthar & Deepak S.P. ably compered the inaugural event and later the reviews of audience. Chocolates were sponsored and distributed by Prashanth Shetty of the Team to the whole audience.
In Sharjah Mega Mall Novo Cinema, the full capacity of 171 audiences was assembled prior to the time schedule and eagerly waiting for the show to open. Nithyanand Beskoor who compered the inaugural welcomed and invited Guests, Dinesh Devadiga President of KADAM, S. Karkera, Santosh Shetty Polali of Family Confectionary, Mahesh Attavar, Navin Suvarna of Makhani Restaurant along with the able Team Members Yuvaraj Devadiga, Dhanush Devadiga and Rahul Udyavar who assisted the audience. Blue Water Company owner Ganesh Kotian sponsored and arranged drinking water for the whole audience.
In Novo Cinema, World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi, with the full capacity of 321 audiences the team led by Swastik Acharya, Associate Producer along with his Team Members Deepak Kunder, Prashanth Shetty, Clemente Dsouza, Roshan Shetty, Rajeshwari Shetty, Vaishnavi Vishwanath, Samrudh Shetty & Prashanth Hegde ably managed the show where Guests Businessman Sunder Shetty of Nihal/Tandoori Restaurant & Jayaram Rai Mithrampadi were honoured. Jayaram Rai sponsored and arranged drinking water for the whole audience.
At the end of the shows, all the audiences in all the Theaters assembled outside and expressed their views which were captured in the videos & photographs. It was a festival-like event in all the theatres as after the pandemic period Tuluvas could see each other and chat in one place.
On the whole ‘Raj Sounds & Lights’ created a niche market across the world and paved a way for the Tulu Film Industry making huge noise of being one of the finest Tulu Film ever made. This is the voice of International Tuluvas who always want Tulu to be promoted all over the world and made the dream come true of the Producers of ‘Raj Sounds & Lights’ movie who wished to unite Tuluvas worldwide on the special day of the world premiere.
From the makers of the Kannada Film ‘Ondu Motteya Kathye’ the directorial Tulu Film of Rahul Amin ‘Raj Sounds & Lights’ is being presented by Vaibhav Flix in association with Mango Pickle Entertainment. This is being distributed overseas by Sandhya Creation Overseas Movies led by Shodhan Prasad.
The movie is being produced by Anand N Kumpala and Co-Produced by B. Ashok Kumar, Seetharam Shetty, Ajay Baliga, Suhan Prasad, Pawan Kumar, Nithin Raj Shetty & Arpith Adyar. Associate Producers are Swastik Acharya, Sheikh Thoufeeq & Prashant Shetty & Executive Producer is Jithesh Kumar.
Director Rahul Amin is penning the story along with VJ Vineeth whose story as well as acting talent were appreciated by everyone who watched the movie.
Raj Sound & Lights has the Music by Srajan KumarTonse, Edited by Plangle Studio, Dialogue: Prasanna Shetty Bailoor, Stunts by Chethan D’souza & Choreography by Naveen Shetty Aryans. DOP by Paddayi fame Prasad P and assisted by Jacob Johnson. The dialogues have been penned by Girgit fame Prasanna Shetty Bailoor.
The main Artistes are Vineeth Kumar (Hero), Yasha Shivakumar (Heroin), Arvinda Bolar, Karishma Amin, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Naveen D Padil, Prasanna Shetty Bailur, Sandeep Shetty Maanibettu, Roopa Varkady, Mervin Shirva, Namith Kulur, Ravi Ramjuja along with other noted actors.
Raj Sounds & Lights Tulu Movie successfully had premiere shows in other parts of the world including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Muscat, Bangalore, Baroda, Pune etc. and is appreciated by all those who have watched the movie. The common review is that this movie is a complete package of entertainment which was not been served for a long time to our hungry craving audience.
After the world premiere shows the movie will be released in other places from May 20 onwards.
Those who have missed it in UAE can rush and book their tickets online directly in Novo Theaters Ibn Batuta Mall Dubai, WTC Abu Dhabi, Mega Mall Sharjah, Dragon Mall Dubai & Festival City Dubai from May 20 onwards with daily 2 shows.
Report by: Shodhan Prasad