Monday, December 17, 2007


CHUKLELIM PANVLAM – declared A Super Hit Show by the

24th June 2005 witnessed a new era on the Konkani
Stage in Kuwait. Under the auspices of Ferns Brothers
Production, Mario de Majorda staged his third Konkani
Drama, a suspense thriller titled "CHUKLELIM PANVLAM"
(Strayed Footsteps) at the Hawally A/C Auditorium to a
capacity crowd. The show, a heart-stopper was
declared a Super Hit by the crowd during the interval
itself. It's truly unbelievable, as the reaction from
the huge crowd was tremendous. This Tiatr (drama)
lifted the Konkani stage to a new height with his
unique presentation. The show got underway with a
video projection depicting a funeral, followed by the
titling thus introducing each artists – the
presentation was truly wonderful. There was no
turning back as each item whether a song, play, comedy
was a treat to watch. Kudos to Mario de Majorda for a
marvelous script. The suspense of the play got more
intriguing with each scene which left the large
audience glued to their seats. Each artistes had
taken great pains in performing their part to the best
of their ability. To begin with Cajetan de Sanvordem
as the Grand-father made his presence felt with his
superb acting. Adrian Gomes as the son was excellent.
Gracy Morais' role of a wicked daughter-in-law was
enacted with much gusto which proved the Director's
trust in her acting prowess. Teen Artist Master
Jonathan was simply too good in his acting and while
his sad role brought tears to the eyes of many, his
witty dialogues were applauded with resounding claps.
Apparently Mario de Majorda must have put lot of hard
work in grooming Jonathan for this role as the
results were quite rewarding. Donald Colaco, proved
yet again why he is nick-named the Nana Patekar of the
Konkani Stage. His villain laced character was a
turning point of the play as Donald did full justice
to his tailor-made role. The handsome Ulhas Tari and
ravishing Jessica Gomes who were specially flown in
from Goa for the very first time proved with their
superb acting that they are thorough professionals;
thus leaving a lasting impression in the minds of the
Kuwait based Konkani lovers. Laurie Miranda, Joseph
Rodrigues and Clara Rodrigues were very impressive in
their cameo roles. The back-ground music for the play
& comedy was provided by the upcoming sensation Philip
Gracias who did a wonderful job on the organ. Music
for the play songs was masterminded by Maestro Socorro
DeMelo.The visiting professional comedians Agostinho
and Salvy along with Comedy Queen Querobina, and Rocky
had a point to prove – that they have great respect
for the Konkani lovers in Kuwait and will not take
them for granted with cheap antics. The tedious task
of firing with all barrels open in order to gain the
confidence of Konkani tiatr lovers was always at the
back of their mind. Thus they came out strong with a
superb blend of comedy to make the audience laugh
their hearts out. The comedy based on
Chor-Police-Advocate in a family triangle added a
feather in the hat of the director.

The opening Chorus rendered by Anthony Ferns, Master
Jonathan and Mario de Majorda with superb choreography
by Ms. Conchita and Troupe was simply breathtaking and
graceful. The music provided by professionals Socorro,
Shahu, Faustinho, Dennis and Agnelo was quite
memorable and kept the audience stunned, mesmerized
and lost of words. All the 12 songs churned out by
Jose Rod, Kuwait's Trio Kings Cajetan-Marcus-Mario,
Young Trio Jonathan-Clifford-Terence, Michael D'Silva,
Querobina Carvalho, Francis de Verna, Gracy Morais and
Ulhas Tari were undoubtedly the best. However a little
praise should go to Ulhas Tari who had the privilege
to render his first ever solo on the Konkani Stage.
T-Britton who made his first appearance in Kuwait with
this show will be remembered by the Kuwait Konkani
lovers for his repeat performance of his solo "Alice".
The final video projection depicting a hotel scene was
beautifully and professionally picturized on Gracy,
Donald and Clara. It was note worthy to mention that
till the final curtain was drawn the audiences were
still glued to their seats wanting for more to come,
as the suspense unfolded.
During the interval the Chief Guest, GWS PRO Wilson
Coelho praised Ferns Brothers for their hard work and
tremendous efforts in presenting a unique drama. Ulhas
Tari, Jessica Gomes, T-Britton, Comedian Salvy,
Comedian Agostinho were felicitated by Kuwait Goan
Association through their initiator Salvador Dias.
Qerobina Carvalho and Cajetan de Sanvordem were
felicitated by the Ferns Brothers for their
contribution to the Konkani stage. In fulfillment of
his dream to utilize God's given talent for the
benefit of the down-trodden, Mario de Majorda made it
public that the proceeds of the show in the sum of Rs.
1,05,000/- would be spent for the welfare of the HOME
FOR THE AGED facility in his home village, Majorda,
Salcette and Rs. 10,000/- generated by organizing the
game of HOUSIE played during the recess was
contributed towards two handicapped individuals in the
village of Curtorim, Salcette. Sound system for the
show provided by James Franco was superb and worth a
mention. So also the Stage and Light setting by
Leckinson. Light effects were handled by Menino de
Ribandar. The back-drop of a rich mansion was crafted
by Caetano Rodrigues. Audio Visuals were done by
Toni while T-Bush played a pivotal role with his
selfless contribution. Photography by Rewon Gomes.
With the huge Success of "Chuklelim Panvlam" Mario de
Majorda has created a name for himself not only as one
of the best Writer/Director/Actor/ Composer/Singer but
also as a kind hearted individual; and will be
remembered by the masses for a long long time. A large
number of distinguished Goan community leaders and
social workers were among the audience. Keep it up
and going, Mario.

Gaspar Almeida

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