Sunday, April 19, 2009

Enacting tragic scenes is Irene's forte

Enacting tragic scenes is Irene's forte

By Gilbert D'Mello

The over century old Konkani tiatr has been swiftly marching forward with more and more educated boys and girls taking to stage-acting. One such artist is Irene Cardoz e Vaz from Maddel in Margao.

Married to the noted tiatrist Sylvester Vaz now based in Kuwait , Irene who shot into the limelight in the late Rosario Rodrigues' tiatr 'Sopna' in 1985, is a post graduate in Arts. "I was 15 years old and had just passed SSC from St. Anthony's High School - Assolna in Salcete when the tiatrist Mario Menezes first introduced me to the late Rosario Rodrigues" informs Irene.

Thus began her acting career as she acted in Rodrigues' several tiatrs such as Fulham ani Kolle, Hanv Kallukant Sadlim and Ashram. Since then she has acted for most of the well-known stage directors like Patric Dourado in "Tin Fungotteamche Maran" and "Nomoskar" and also for M Boyer, Prem Kumar , Jose Rod, Prince Jacob, Fr. Planton Faria , Fr. Nevelle Gracias, Pascoal Rodrigues, Tony Dias and Mini Mario.

Give her any role in a tiatr and she performs it with immaculate perfection both to the satisfaction of the tiatr director and the audience as well. "I do not mind to play any role in a tiatr if at all I am allotted one, but I do certainly love to play a tragedy role, which is very dear to me", discloses Irene.

Whenever she is allotted a role in tiatr, she studies the script thoroughly before the commencement of the general rehearsals. " Believe me, I make all efforts to first rehearse the dialogues and their delivery before a mirror at home before going for the general rehearsals", informs Irene who has been into stage acting for almost two decades. "The exhortation in the Bible of Mathew 25:14-30 inspired me into stage acting" discloses the artist who is also in the 'Charismatic Movement' for a long time.

She is very grateful to her parents for being very supportive to her in her acting career right from her younger days. "It was indeed my parents who exhorted me to march ahead but for whom I would not have achieved such name and fame today," she remarks.

"After I married, my husband Sylvester, also let me his full support to continue with acting as he was very broadminded", asserted Irene proudly. She began first in Khell- tiatrs but after her marriage, she took a plunge in tiatrs and began singing in the company of her husband.

Commenting on the quality of tiatrs, Irene opines that the tiatr has come off age today, which indeed is a good sign. She warns the tiatr directors to exercise utmost caution and not portray any kind of vulgarity through cheap comedy, as that would lead to the destruction of the unique form of folk art. "Let the stage be a pulpit from where good morals and values are propagated to the audience specially to the younger generation of today," counsels Irene.

God has given me this great talent of acting and I am using it fully for the greater glory of the Almighty", says Irene who is also regarded in tiatr circles a the tragedy queen. A dashing footballer too. Irene represented Goa in 1987 when she was in the twelfth standard. Irene is blessed with a six year old son, Jeremiah.

HERALD-Mirror dated October 24, 2004

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Tete-a-Tete with superstar Sylvester Vaz

A Tete-a-Tete with superstar Sylvester Vaz

By Gasper Crasto, Team Mangalorean Kuwait

Kuwait Aug 6, 2008:

Tall and dignified, Sylvester Vaz, the 'Hitman of Konkani Stage' as he is popularly known among Konkani Tiatr lovers, is a simple and compassionate friend to all. He has directed many plays and musical shows and organized many Konkani and English programs in the State of Goa. He is a celebrated compere at many gala shows and plays host for weddings, parties, dances, etc.

At first year L.L.B, Sylvester was awarded a special prize for cultural
performances at the Goa University. For over 13 years, Sylvester has worked as
a professional Konkani stage artiste and is much sought after actor to execute
leading roles. He has acted and performed with the cream of Goa and Mumbai
artistes – acted in short plays and Telefilms of Goa and Mumbai TV-Doordashan
and sung many times. Gifted with an incredible tone, Sylvester has rendered his
voice in many audio and CD albums in Goa/Mumbai and Mangalore. The last audio
with lyrics penned by him was 'Tujem Upkari Hanv' together with Goa's
nightingale Lorna.

Besides acting in Goa, Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Ratnagiri, Malwan,
Udupi, Karwar, Ahmedabad, Delhi, etc, he has an international exposure which
goes to prove his star status. He has traveled to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat,
Qatar, Bahrain and now ofcourse based in Kuwait.

The multitalented star has a distinct record of singing the opening chorus in
almost every drama he features while winning awards has become a habit with
him. He has bagged 5 times Best Actor and 6 times Best Singer Award at the
Tiatr competitions organized by Kala Academy, Goa.

Son of Mestre Camilo Vaz and Catarina Vaz, Sylvester comes from Maddel
Grande, Margao, Goa. He is happily married to well-known stage artiste Irene
Cardozo and has a 10 year old son named Jeremiah.

The dashing personality landed in Kuwait in 2002 to perform in a drama and
fortunately to his good luck was invited to stay back for a job. Since then he
has performed in almost every Konkani show organized by the Goan community in

Deeply spiritual and having a strong religious grounding, Sylvester also uses
his voice to spread the message of God. He is actively involved in the
Charismatic Renewal Movement and is a prominent member of the Holy Family Choir
for the 8.00 am mass every Friday.

The star is set to sweep the audience off their feet with his screen presence
at the premier of entitled 'BLACK Nhesop Atanchem Fashion' - the first Konkani
E-Cinema scheduled for release on Aug 10, 2007 at Masrah, Hawalli Auditorium.
What makes this flamboyant actor-singer click? Talent of course, which he has
in abundance with hard work to match! Let's find out more in this one-to-one
with Gasper Crasto.

Q. How did Sylvester Vaz come to be an actor?
Sylvester: Initially, I used to organize stage plays and other variety
programs at the Holy Spirit Church, Margao where I was involved in many
activities specially in leading the church choir. My knowledge in playing the
guitar and keyboards was a plus point. During one such program I was approached
by Alex Rangel to act in his tiatr 'Koslo Kaido' for which I also composed
songs and reworked the whole script. I was spotted in this particular show by
Mr. Micheal Gracias - a regular participant with his troupe Kala Niketan,
Utorda, at Kala Academy Tiatr Competition, Panjim. He invited me to join Kala
Niketan and later gave me an opportunity to sing and act in the competition.
The biggest encouragement came when I won a merit certificate for just a one
minute role. After that I was a regular for the competition shows for 9
consecutive years. I won many first places for acting and singing during this
time featuring in prize winning plays like 'Valltti', 'Vadoll', 'Xhanti
Melltoli', 'Onupkarponachem Vojem', 'Bodmas Zalem' and 'Moronn' under the Kala
Niketan banner; and Michael Gracias' famed plays such as 'Moronn", 'Mukti',
'Zodd', 'Moipass', etc. Famous drama director Mario de Vasco who acted in one
of our shows was so impressed with my singing prowess that he cast me in his
first maiden show called 'Dhump', my first professional show.

Q. Who are the prominent directors that you worked under?
Sylvester: Under the banner Vell'lekar Nirmiti (Velim Productions) and
direction of Fr. Nevel Gracias I acted in 'Amche Ghorabhe Kosbeleat?', Nach Gho
Sundorea!', 'Amcho Bharat Mahaan!', Mhaka Tan Laglea', Tuji Xokti Dhi', 'Dev
Kallzant Asa', 'Mhojea Mogant Ravat', 'Khursachem Zoit', etc. For Fr. Planton
Faria, I acted in 'Goycho Saib', Kantteamcho Mukhutt,' etc. Other dramas I
acted are late Rosario Rodrigues' 'Hanv Kallokhant Sandllim', 'Soglech Kantte
Nhuim,' etc. Comedian Domnic's 'Tum Pasun', Comedian Agostine's 'Suseg', 'Sorg'
as a joint director, Ali's 'Mog Korat', Jose Rod's 'Tujem Nanv Vhodd Zaum',
M.Boyer's 'Kelear Chuk Kabar Sukh', Tony Dias' 'Thi Mhoji Maim (Part I) and Thi
Mhoji Maim (Part II), Jr. Nelson's tiatr 'Ghorkar', etc. Last show I acted in
Goa was 'Argam Tuka Dhonia' by Tony Dias in 2005.
I sang at the Konkani film festival in 2000 and also acted in a professional
English musical entitled 'Annie' directed by Fr.Valmiki Dias which was staged
all over Goa and Bombay. It was a dream come true to act alongside legendary
Konkani stage stalwarts like M.Boyer, Ophelia, Robin Vaz, Rita Rose, Rosario
Rodrigues, etc.

Q. What about your 'record' in Kuwait?
Sylvester: My first show in Kuwait was for Simon Gonsalves in 'Tujea Kallzak
Vinchar' in 2002. I also acted for Simon's 'Tuzo Gaum, Mhojem Naum'. Other
dramas I acted are Laurente Pereira's 'Lokachim Thonddam Bond' and 'Hea
Gharachim Daram Bond'; 'Bhurgim Maim Paichem Sukh' and 'Ghor Bandlem-Ghorabho
Moddlo' by Rosary Ferns; 'Almanachea Disa' by Marcus Vaz; Micheal D'Silva's
'Noora'; Salu Faleiro's 'Arxeant Hanslo, Arxeant Roddlo', Rafael de Majorda's
drama, Rosario Rodrigues Production 'Aum Kallokhant Sandllim'; Patrick
Dourado's 'Tujem Rogot'; Comedian Philip's 'Tum Voir Hanv Sokol', Kuwait-Goa
Tiatristanchi Sonstha's (KGTS) Mega Musical Show, 'Tiatr ani Tiatrist',
'Konknni Machiek Noman', and various other musical shows and programs organized
by Goan and Mangalore-ian communities.

Q. You are known as the 'Hitman of Konkani stage'? How did you get this 'apt'
Sylvester: In 2001, I had an offer from Tony Dias, producer of the superhit
drama 'Thi Mhoji Maim (Part I)' for a gulf tour
(Kuwait/Bahrain/Dubai/Qatar/Muscat). In Kuwait, the show was hosted by Navelim
Youth Centre at the Indian Arts Circle hall. This club made the propaganda of
my name giving me the title as 'Hitman of Konkani Stage'. It has to do with the
percentage number of 'hit roles' I have enacted. The sobriquet still stands
although I am a little title shy.

Q. What kind of roles usually appeal to you?
Sylvester: I prefer any kind of roles but most of all I like to play
character roles. I craze for roles where I can exhibit great style and wear
fancy clothes. I myself possess a passion to dress tidy and chic on stage. That
helps me to expose my talents with freedom and fervor - be it singing, acting
or dancing.

Q. Which role did you like playing to your hearts content so far?
Sylvester: The role of Doctor Romeo in late Shri Rosario Rod's non-stop drama
'Aum Kallokhant Sandllim'. This particular role specially written by Rosario
Rod brought me into the limelight on the professional stage. So also, I enjoyed
playing a classic negative role in Comedian Agostine's 'Suseg' for which I
gained a number of die-hard fans. Also, at the staging of 'Goencho Saib' people
used to come and kiss my hand and fall down at my feet…it was touching...

Q: Tell us something about your role in BLACK
Sylvester: I' am playing a character of a son working in a high status
environment in Kuwait. First and foremost the script is interesting and
moreover T-Bush, being such an intelligent craftsman, has spun around a tale
that will keep everyone at the edge of their seats even as they laugh along.
You know, it is such a lethal combination.

Q. Which actor or actress has impressed you in your career and in BLACK? Why?
Sylvester: I met late Bab Peter just once in Jose Rod's drama 'Tujem nanv
vhodd zaum' in Goa and I truly enjoyed working with this legend. He has a down
to earth personality. Among the females, Irene Cardozo e Vaz is my all time
favorites as an actress, and after my marriage to her she is my heroine of all
times. In Black, I enjoyed working with all my co-artistes. We had lots of fun
on the sets especially Comedian Philip's presence would add sparkle to the sets
– he is so lively.

Q: Did you get to see any footage of your role in BLACK?
Sylvester: (smiling) Till date – No! Hopefully before the release…..?

Q. What is your favorite scene from BLACK that you think people will want to
watch over and over?
Sylvester: Hmmm……all scenes are lively and well balanced. Though I don't have
a principal role to play, according to T-Bush, a lot of profundity of the film
is based on my character. Just wait and watch…..

Q. How did you prepare for your role in BLACK?
Sylvester: There was no special preparation. It's a 'standard' role and
frankly speaking T-Bush had faith in me that I would do it naturally. He kept
telling me this all the time. I feel proud that a 'director of international
fame' had so much confidence in me.

Q. What was it like working under the supervision of T-Bush?
Sylvester: T-Bush is a simple person, but full of zeal for innovative ideas.
Best thing is that he is not biased, treats everyone with respect. I really
appreciate his temperament and strategy to handle things in a suave manner
during the sets. He gave us all the liberty to feel at ease. I thank him for
giving me the opportunity to exhibit my talent and for adjusting the 'shoot'
dates according to my schedule. Not forgetting to wish God's blessing upon
BLACK and success in his future endeavors, I would love to work with T-Bush in
all his future projects.

Q. What do you expect for yourself as an actor out of acting in BLACK?
Sylvester: I have acted in many regional language telefilms such as
'Kranti', 'Somaz zago asa', 'Mhaka zaag zai' of Eagle Productions which were
dubbed in Konkani and Marathi and telecast on Goa and Bombay television. I have
done a few home videos as well but this particular E-Cinema is gonna be
something totally different. Iam looking forward to the premier of the movie on
Aug 10, 2007 and see myself there on the giant screen.

Q. What are your expectations of BLACK for the movie fans?
Sylvester: My expectations are very high. I've seen lot many things done with
great fortitude and perfection contrary to things that I have seen in my career
on stage. To undertake a mega project like this film (BLACK) that too in a
foreign country requires great nerve and determination. T-Bush seems to have
achieved it. I'am pretty thrilled to be acting in the film. Trust me, anyone
who misses this film will miss the opportunity of life because I understand
this film will not be available as a home video. I am sure the film is not just
for an Indian audience but an entire International audience. The subject is a
light hearted entertainer; it would surely meet with universal acceptance.

Q. What are you most often afraid of in life?
Sylvester: Jealousy, back-stabbing and hypocrisy.

Q. What have you learnt as an actor in Kuwait?
Sylvester: I have learnt a lot! They say experience makes a man wiser….sure
as the saying goes I have learnt to adjust with different 'creatures' who move
around with 'kam zalem voiz melo' type of attitude. I have survived from the
clutches of jealousy and back stabbing solely on my talents, and I still exist
to serve the Konkani Stage in Kuwait by the grace of god and strong support of
my family. To mention, the 'organizers' of shows in Kuwait should avoid
creating fissure among co-artistes and work towards the unity of all
'tiatrists' for a constructive future.

Q. What do you most frequently dream about?
Sylvester: Having my own villa on an island.

Q. You are one of the best singers in Kuwait, yet you have not come up with
your own album. Comments?
Sylvester: Yes, many fans and friends question me on this, the only answer I
can give them is, 'wait, wait, my time is not yet come.'

Q. What projects are currently in your agenda?
Sylvester: My own drama and my own home video album and possibly a mega
Konkani film. I have offers to perform in London, Canada, Germany, etc. Looking
ahead to keep myself busy!

Q. Is your family into tiatr?
Sylvester: Yes, my wife Irene is a professional stage artiste for decades and
my son Jeremiah also acted with us in 2 shows in Kuwait. He can play drums and
keyboards and is grooming to be a musician. My father is a musician and teaches

Q. Is there anything you would die for?
Sylvester: Nothing, but I have a great dream to act with Amitabh Bachchan.
One of my favorite actors since my childhood, I am always fascinated by his
high quality of acting and caliber. I remember once when I was preparing for my
Xth standard board exams, although I had an exam next day, I left my studies
and ran to see Amitabh's shooting of 'Mein Azad Hoon' in Margao.

More on BLACK:
Stage great Mario de Majorda in a new avatar
Black star Comedian Philip spills the beans
Black: Helen Pinto in a friendly appearance
A Tete-a-Tete with Cajetan Pereira
What makes 'Black' an E-Cinema?
Rowla Lewis: Amazing 'discovery' of BLACK
Crowning of 'Comedy Queen Querobina'
Black: Braz de Parra composes songs with danceable beat riffs
Lead actress of Black - Gracy Morais Speaks
'Black' film shot in Kuwait set for release

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“Patiexi Devacher, zoit vorxi devcharacher” - Nevel Vell'lekar

“Patiexi Devacher, zoit vorxi devcharacher”
-Nevel Vell’lekar

Decembrachea mhoynneant mhaka Kuwait vochunk sondhi mell’li. Mhojea bhava sarkea ixttan Sylvester Vaz (Fankivont Tiatrist, zo aplea Ghorkarni Irene Vaz (Tenvui Tiatrist) ani Put huxear Jeremiah hanchea sangatak Kuwait xarant vavurta) hannem mhaka amontronn dhaddlolem.

He sondhecho faido kaddun, gorjecho visov ghetlo, monantlem kitem-I boroun kaddlem ani toddea Kuwaitchea Goykarankui bhettlom. “Hanv Taka Vollkhoch Na” hi mhoji prachit kallantli dakhoun thoisoruch boroili. Rosary Ferns hachea tiatrantlean mhaka nirop divnk sondh mell’lli ani eka cholchitran ek daktti xi iadinakachich bhumika keli.. Toddim sumana hanv thoim aslom khoro, ponn Kuwait aslolea Goykaranchea jivitantlean hanv zaitench xiklom.
Az zaitech Goykar Kuwait vochun monis zaleat. Xiklole ani na xiklole thoim vavr kortat. Hanga Goy aslolear jivit bhor zoddchenasle te az thoim toddea mhoynneamni ani vorsamnni zoddtat. Zaite koxtt-tras te kaddtat khore, ponn Goy aslole aple ghorabe te samballtat. Zanchi poristhiti khup vaitt asli ti atam bodol’lea, ani tim atam ek khuxal jivit jiyetat. Ponn Goyam aslolim tanchim ghorkar ani ghorkarn, bhav-bhoinni, put-dhuvo,vo maim-pai aplim mogachim Kuwait assat mhonn odd’ddim boddoun hanga umedir assat. Ponn Kuwait aslolim kosle tras bhogtat mhonn Devuch zanna. Gharant kam kortat zalear ani sangukuch naka. Tankam tancho Dhoni boro mell’lear borem zalem, na zalear tanche koxtt vaddot astat. Sokallim fantea parar uttun tem rati uxir nhido porian, tankam khup vavr korcho poddta. Velean matxe chuklear vo na chuklear passun tankam khup tapsanneo khauncheo poddtat. Tanchim khup vollkhichim astat, ponn sompepomni tankam bhett korunk mellona. Kedna-kednai Kuwait tiatr zatat, ponn avodd aslear passun thoim tankam vochunk zaina. Toddeank pondra dissamnni misak vochunk sutti mellta, ponn zori igorz pois aslear, baddeache taxik ani kitloch korch korcho poddta. Tankam gostachem jevonn mellona ponn jem kitem thoim randtat, tem ruchichem nhoi zalear passun tem jevun tim dis kaddtat. Ghorcheamche photu polleun dukhamni roddun vell sartat, ponn fonacher kednai ghorcheancho tallo aikolear ti khuxal zatat. Ghorcheam lagim ulounk distat, ponn zoddtolim kitem ani moddtolim kitem! Fonacher kitlo mhonn mhonn uloitolim, tanchea kallzantli as kallzantuch urta. Aplea mogacheam sorxil’lim pois assun, fugar zavn dis kaddtat. Pidda passun zaite pautti ogeponni sonstat.
Todde zann kocherimnni, komponnin vavr kortat. ‘Night shift’ aslear, nhid nastana, akhi rat vavurchem poddta. Toddeank kamank vochunk ‘transport’ asta, toddeank nasta; toddeank ‘accomodation’ mellta, toddeank mellona; toddeanchea jevnnachi bandabost kel’li asta, toddeanchi asona. Gorjecheo souloti mellonant tedna tanche koxtt ani korch vaddta. Aplo korch bhorun kaddunk, toddim zanna ‘sharing’-ak dovortat. Ponn sompeponni ulounk ani bore bhaxen jieunk ‘privacy’ asona. Ani ‘sharing’-ak dourun zaiteo noveo ixxtagoti utponn zaleat, ghov aslear gharant bail na, ani bail aslear ghorank ghov na zaun, ‘sharingak asloleam sovem sombhond goddon yevun, zaite ghorabe kosbeun geleat. Toddim bhurgeank polleunk mhonn sirvidoram dovortat, tanche-I sovem vaitt ghoddlam. Ponn toddeamnni aple avoik ani bhoinnik sirvidoranchea zagear, thoim Kuwait vhorun dovorleat, ani thoim Goyam aslolim tanchim ghorchim zaite tras bhogtat, ponn konn-konnank poddlolem na, aplem sadlear puro, osli tanchi vagnnuk zalea. Bhair koxtti vavr korcho korun, ghara portotoch randunk zai, safai korunk zai, dhuvunk zai… ho vavr ani chukona, Dogaim Kuwait aslear ani ghorkar somjikayecho aslear, ghorkarnicho bhar matxe hollu zata. Vell khoincheanuch dhanvta, uxir nhidop ani vegim uttop… oxem Kuwait aslolea Goykaranchem jivit cholta. Ponn amkam Goy asloleank tanche mat ponn churchure disonant. Tim thoinsor zaddam haloitat kai mhonn ami somzotat. Tanchim Goyam aslolim bhurgim tankam fonacher passun mogan zap korunk sodinant. Tankam kosli-I vost zai zalearuch tankam tim zap kortat. Apleak hem zai ani tem zai mhonn tim tankam formaitat. Bore bhaxen xikun tanchea koxttancho foll kaddinant ponn portench zalear, tanchea menotin ekttail’lea duddvancho ibadd kortat. Aplim mogachim pois assun, zaitim zannam tallnneche gulam zaun jiyetat. Kuwait poilech pautt pavun hanv tanchea jivitantlem zaitench xiklom.
Neves Diniz hea mhojea chodda mogache ixttan ani tachea ghorcheamni mhozo boro poramos kelo, ani mhaka zai tem mogan haddun dilem ani Kuwait sakun portotana, hanv panch kilo tori vaddlom. Tancho hanv chodd abhari assam. Kuwait asatanam Holy Family Cathedral Church (Kuwait City) & Our Lady of Arabia, Ahmadi hea igorzanim Mis bhettounk sondhi mevli, Teach borobor – Kuwait Igorjecho Bishop Camillo Balin & Padr Vigar Fr.Melvin D’Cunha (Mungllurcho) hankam bhettlom anik tancho apurbaiecho & mogacho sondex gheun ghara portolom.

Thoimsorlean todde dis hanv Dubai ailom. Toddeam vorssamnni Dubai khup sudharop zalam. ATLANTIS mhonn ek sobit sundor hotel tannim doriant bandlam. Soglleak nitollsann distat. Devosponnui vaddlam, kristi bhavarti upotteo ghalun igorjek vetat. Saibinnink bhettoil’li igorz khup vhoddli assa, ponn zaitim misam asunui, lokak ti pavona.’Goan Sodality’ zannim todde mhoynne fattim Arsebisp-Patrriarkachi gonvllik bhett Dubai bore bhaxen manddun haddloli. Ponn thoinsorui ek bhirant nirman zalea. Koslem-I karann dinastana, az thoinsor zaiteanchea ghoranchim baddim vaddoitat ani okosmat sirvisechim kaddtat. Tim fokt Devacher patieun jiyetat. Devachea adharan tallneachear ani devcharacher zoit vhortat. Ami Goyam asloleamnni tanche passot dispottim amchea magnnean tancho ugddas korchi goroz. Tim portun Goyam ailear, amchim sopnam sopnanch urtolim. Mhoje vhoddle bhoinni Dency-n ani mhoje bachen Trudy hinnem mhozo khup bore bhaxen poramos kelo ani mhoji ‘Dubai trip’ khuxalbhorit keli. Koxe mhonn hanv tanche upkar attoum!
Dev apleacher patiyetoleak kednanch sanddina soddina. Sodhanch Devacher patiyeun, jivitachim panvllam marat. Az Gulfak vochun hem sot mhojea kallzant rigllam!
VAVRADDEANCHO IXTT, 19vi Febrer, 2009




To Konknni machier soglleam von lamb kolakar, Amitabh Bachchan-a sarkho ani tache kuddi porim tachi chintnam lamb rund. Taka Hitman of Konkani Stage mhonn pacharta. Halinch aplea ganv-ghara suttiam khatir ailolo tednam bhetton JIVIT-acho Prokaxok Michael Gracias-an Sylvester Vaz hanche lagim kelolea bhasabhaxecho ek vantto.

Konknni machier tuji survat...

Tornnato koso amchea Povitr Athmeache firgojent, Moddgonvam hanv zaiteoch karyavolli ghoddun haddtalom. Ek pautt firgojechea tornnatteamnim ek tiatr korunk tharailem. Alex Rangel hannem ‘Koslo Kaido?’ tiatr boroilolo. Punn uprant hanvem to porot boroun kaddlo ani machier dakholl kelo. Hea tiatrak neimit Kala Academichea tiatr spordhent vantto ghevpi Mazod’deche Kala Niketan sonstheche vangddi asle. Tannim mhaka tanchea ‘Vonnot’ tiatrant bhag gheunk kovit dilo. Hea tiatran dusream kolakaram vangdda Mario de Vasco obhinoi kortalo. Tannem mhaka tachea poileach vevsaik tiatr ‘Dhump’ hantunt vanttekar kelo. Thoim thavn ... mollobuch mhoji xim tharli!

Tunvem proyogi (experimental) tiatramnim toxeach vevsaik (commercial ) tiatramnim vantto ghetla. He donui madheom koxe?

Proyogi tiatramnim ek kolakar koso tuji vadd zata. Tum zaitem kitem xikunk pavta. Ek ‘role analysis’ koso korcho, tum ubharta tea patrak koslo sobau zai, koslim angvostram zai. Ek ekttor koso tum purnponni toyar asta. Proyogi tiatr polleupi lokui teach nodren ani opekxen yetat.

Vevsaik tiatramnim ek kolakar koso tum bandlolo asta. Lokak kitem avoddtolem hachi tunvem zannvikai dourunk zai. Dekhik vhoddlea tallean ulovp. (bobatt marop?) Chodd vhoddlean uloita to soglleam von vhoddlo actor mhonn sozmotat!

Donui madheomache tiatr tuje mukhar manddlear tum khoincho...

Donui tiatramnim mhaka suchoilolea patracho ‘career graph’ boro ani mhaka mandta toslo asot zalear hanv vell korun donui sondheo svikartolom. Mhaka ozunui ‘stagecraft’-a vhoir zaitem xikchem asa tem mhaka proyogi tiatramnim korunk mellta. Vevsaik tiatran bori bhumika/kantar mhollem zalear, tuka lokacho mog mellta, tokhnnai mellta ani bhov sonkhen lok ho tiatr polloita mhonntoch eka gavpeak aplo vichar ximpddaunk soeg mellta.

Tum poilo konn.. ? kantorist vo partist?

Kolakar. Tiatr pollenaranim mhaka Partist tosoch Kantorist mhunn eka farak mandun ghetlo anik heach pasot mhaka vhoddle ani nanvoste directoranim aplea tiatranim apoilo.Eka director-ak hanv ek stepney tair. Goroz thoim hanvem mhaka bosovn gheupacho.

Tiatramnim tuji vadd koxi zali?

Survatek thoddeank dislem hanv ek ‘modern singer’, punn obhinoi korpachi mhoji kapostad polloun mhaka ekttor koso mandun ghetlo. Aiz pasun chodd tiatranim hanvem opening chorus gaileat anik mukhi bhumika keleat.

Tuka Tiatr mhollear kitem?

Devacho mog porgott korpachem ek madheom vo sadhon! Ji kola mhaka Devan dilea ti kola Devache mhoime khatir vaprop.

Tiatranchea khustar pott bhorum yeta?

Kiteak na? Zaitech bhortat. Punn ek mat, tunvem xist samballunk zai. Tuka tor Konknni bhaxecho mog na, tuka tiatrancho mog na. Tum fokt tiatram khustar poixech komaunk sodta zalear tum khoinch pavchona, hemvui soth.

Tuka Hitman of Konkani Stage mhonnta. Hem kiteak? Tum dishum dishum korta, tum rupan sundor mhonntoch tujea ‘heat’-ak lagon kai...

Ek minutt...Hanv ahinvsen visvass dovortam. Hanv ekdom ‘cool’ monis. Atam 2001 vorsa Tony Dias hacho Ti Mhoji Maim tiatr Gulfachea bhonvdder vochpacho aslo. Kuwaitachea xharant Navelim Youth Centre-an ho tiatr manddlolo. Tiatracho propaganda kortana hanv machier ‘hit’ roles dita to polloun tannim mhaka to brid diun prochar kelo. Mhaka ‘embarrasment’ zata, punn mogan dilolea nanvan mog asta moipass asta. Hanv to svikartam.

Tiatrist ‘cool’ asta?

Kiteak na? Mhojea nodrek zaitech zollkota. Thoddeank lagon soglleank ekech tagdden zokhunk favona.

Kuwaitant jivit koxem...?

Ekdom tezachem. Vegachem! Gõyant konnacheanui ugtteponnim ravonk zata. Thoim kaideanchi xist borich koddokh asa.

Tum Kitem korta?

Hanv Kuwaitant nanvoste Company Al-Wazzan Group-achea Chairman-ache kocherint Management Head Offisant, Administrative Officer mhonn kam polletam.

Gõyant astana tum dhormik vavrant gul’l aslo…

Thoimsorui asa. Hanv ani mhoji potinn Irene, Holy Family Igorjent Devsondexkar asat. Sukrara disachea 8 horanchea Misachea Choir-ache ami vangddi. Tech bhaxen Carismatic Renewal Movement-ant ami asat.

Kuwaitant Konknnicho vavr koso cholta?

Ami amchea ganv-ghara thavn pois asa mhonnttoch dor eka Gõychea Kuwaitkarak Konknni bhaxecho mog. Hanga zaiteoch Konknnicheo karyavolleo zata. Tiatr, Musical Shows, One Act Play Competition, Singing Competition adi. Kuwaitiant aslole zaite tiatrist aple tiatr dhakoitat. Punn don vorsam zait ailim ekui oslo tiatr zaunk nam, Atam Gõyche readymade tiatr adtat.

Mhaka ugdass asa toddim vorsam fattim, mhaka sond mevli Munglur anik Gõyche kolakaram vangdda “Konknni Ekvottachi Sanz” hea showant vantto gheunk.Munglurche Wify ani tancho pongodd, Prince Jacob, Humbert, Rita Rose, C D Silva adi hanchoi aspav aslo.

Kuwaitant Konknni rajeanche ap-aple pongodd asat. Mungllurcho pongodd, Kerelkarancho pongodd, Bomoikarancho pongodd he toren. Hea soglleach pongddancho zaitoch vavr cholta.

Ani Gõykaranche?

Gõykaranche zaitech pongodd asat. Mukhi promannan vavr korpi Kuwait Konknni Kendr asa. Konkani Heritage asa, Kuwait Tiatristanchi sonvstha, The Goan Welfare Association asa.


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