St. Mary’s Konkan Community [SMKC], the renowned Konkan organization of Dubai successfully presented its novel venture ‘Sangon Mugdana’ a Konkani comedy drama at Nashwan Hall of Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai. It was encouraging to see a full house gathering at the venue to view this hilarious drama.
SMKC member Ullas Fernandes, M.C. of the show initiated the program with his lively tone inviting Mr. Lawrence D’Souza of Al Raien Metallic Const. Ind. LLC, one of the sponsor of the event to the stage to inaugurate the event in a unique symbolic way by watering the flower plant. Boniface Carlo, Main Coordinator of SMKC welcomed all the attendees and described the main purpose of this drama is to encourage budding talents in the field of Konkani theatre.
Much awaited play started @ 8:30 pm, mesmerizing the audience with the humorous dialogues and great acting skills of all artists. Expert comedians like Sunil Pinto Hospet, Deepak D’silva Paladka, Clevin D’souza Pangala, Melwin Cardoza Taccode, Santhosh D’souza Mukamar and many other talented actors were at their best, evoking laughter every minute and made the audience glued to their seats until the end. Each actor was at his finest form, but Pradeep Barboza, the writer and director of this play was remarkable with his superb natural acting in Bendkar Bennab’s role. Music by Cyril Baptist was pertinent and appreciative for every situation of the play.
Fr. Freddy D’Souza, Spiritual Director of SMKC felicitated the generous sponsors for their great support in organizing this drama. Mr. Michael Dsouza, Oasis Court Hotel Apartments was the Main Sponsor. Co-sponsors were Mr. Joseph Mathias of Merit Freight Systems Co LLC, Mr. Lawrence D’Souza of Al Raien Metallic Const. Ind. LLC, Mr. Vincent D’Souza of Evolin Paint & Varish Trading LLC, Mr. Edwin Lewis of Ahmed Décor and Francis Fernandes Cascia. Also all the artists were honoured for their participation and contribution to the success of this play. Representatives from main Konkani Medias like Daijiworld, Mangalorean and Konkanuae were honoured for the media support.
Pradeep Barboza Paladka well known young playwright and director was given traditional honour with the presentation of shawl and memento for his dedication and contribution to the world of konkani drama. After the astounding success of his previous comedy dramas ‘Mithabailcho Sa Mingel Vado’, ‘Hastay Kithya Pishya’, ‘Sagle Divche thane’, in Dubai as well as in India, Pradeep was successful to present this fourth Konkani comedy drama ‘ Sangon Mugdana ‘ of unique concept for the second time in Dubai.
The theme of ‘Sangon Mugdana’ revolves around the daily lives of rich and poor people of our society with a mixture of humour, pain and pleasure. Pradeep Barboza concluded the drama with a beautiful ending which clearly shows that love can mend broken relationships and finally “Love Conquers Everything”.
Core member of SMKC, Norbert Sequiera, rendered thanks to one and all. It was indeed one more accomplishment for SMKC in successfully presenting a nice family entertainment to the UAE Konkan fans with accurate time management and perfect arrangement.