TWA, Mumbai : By Ishwar M. Ail

Photos:  Suchith Narayan

The much talked about Tulu Movie ‘NIREL’ (Shadow) a love story which recently was launched during the grand ‘Tuluvere Parba 2012’ at Indian High School Grounds in front of record number of Tulu audience of UAE concluded the ‘Muhurat’ shot at the Producer’s residence in Tamweel Towers, JLT, Dubai on 25th of October, 2012.

The Muhurat programme started with Ganesh-Laxmi pooja conducted by Purohit Raghu Bhat who ably concluded the pooja and blessed the whole team of ‘NIREL’.  With the prayers for grand success, he also garlanded the main hi-tech movie camera and showered blessings from Almighty for the smooth functioning.  The script book was handed over to ‘NIREL’ Director Ranjith Bajpe who is an active member of Thiya Samaj Dubai.

It is nice to know that Tulu Cinema which recently started gaining momentum in Coastal Karnataka is now spread across and making waves in Dubai too said Sarvotham Shetty, President of Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha & UAE Bunts, who presided and clicked the ‘Clapper Board’ for the Muhurat shot of the movie.  He added ‘it is also great to know that the same people of Coastal Karnataka who have come to Dubai to work have taken up the challenge with forming a group of amateur artist and presenting ‘NIREL’ Tulu cinema with an interest in promoting Tulu Cinema.

With the aim to promote Tulu and also to provide a platform to the new comers in experiencing filmdom, Producer Shodhan Prasad, a well known social activist and Theater personality, under the banner of ‘Sandhya Creations’ have groomed the local talents who were auditioned and teamed into ‘NIREL’ a maiden venture.  While welcoming the guests at his residence, Shodhan Prasad requested all the Tuluvas and the Cinema lovers to support this venture and bless the Team.

Speaking to the media, Shodhan Prasad, producer of the movie said, the movie will be made to promote tulu language and that is the reason he gave full freedom to the team in selection of cast and other crew. Director Ranjith Bajpe thanked the producer for his support and trust on the team and he expressed the team will be given a fresh experience to the tulu loving people. Same time he thanked the tram for their support and cooperation.

The lead actor of the movie Anoop thrilled by the first chance he got as a hero and hoped his dancing skills and acting skills will entertain the movie watchers. Actresses Varuna Shetty and Deepthi Salian were happy for the opportunity and thrilled for the response from the movie lovers.

The Team ‘NIREL’ has mostly young and dynamic team members comprising of:-

Director                                :               Ranjith Bajpe

Executive Producer               :               San Poojary

Art Director                        :               Rajneesh Amin

Production Executive     :               Sachin Padil

Story Screenplay              :               Karthik Gowda

Publicity Stills                     :               Alfred D’Souza, Vivek Radhakrishna  & Suchith N

Publicity Designs              :               Devi

Movie Editor                      :               Ashwath Samuel

Cinematographer            :               Mani Kookal Nair

Asst. Cameraman            :               Bashi

Photographers                  :               Suchith Narayan

Music                                    :               Abhishek S.N

Website                               :     

Facebook Page                 :     

The main star cast consists of film hero Anoop Hemachandra, film heroines Varuna Shetty & Deepthi Salian, Vidya D, Anand Salian, Rajendra Pai, Roshan Donald, Deepak D’Silva, Jameel Ahmed, Ravi Moleyar, Vikram Shetty, Joel Jaison, Praveen D’Souza, Vishwapathi, Andria D’Souza, Veera Rodrigues, Arun D’Souza, Pravin Shetty, Subash Bangera and many more.

The singers are Akshatha P. Rao, Abhishek S.N, Shiva Kumar & Pramod Kumar.  Acme’s Harish Sherigar will be doing a special appearance along with the famous Sandalwood Hero Ramesh Arvind.

Dr. B.R. Shetty who wished to be part of the programme could not attend due to last minute commitment.  Other invitees who attended the Muhurat include Savotham Shetty, Herman Lewis, James Mendonca, B.G. Mohandas, Jayaram Rai, Sudhakar Alva, Purushottam Salian and many other well known personalities who wished for the success of the ‘NIREL’ Tulu Movie.

‘NIREL’ will be the first overseas Tulu Movie to be entirely shot in various beautiful natural locations in UAE and surroundings.  Shooting will start immediately with target completion date somewhere close to April 2013.  According to the team the movie will be initially launched in UAE and the Gulf.  Later it will be released in India.

All the well-wishers of Thiya community from all over India hereby wishes ‘NIREL’ Team Hats off and Good Luck.


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