Report: M.Iqbal Uchila
Photo: Ashok Belman
Dubai, September 13: In association with Acme Building Materials of Dubai, the Devadiga Society (UAE), at its 22nd anniversary had organised the “Sandalwood to Bollywood”- a musical, dance and comedy program has successfully ended up entertaining the audience at Dubai by the mind blowing performance of the artists.
The programme was led under the leadership of Mr Harish, Managing Director of Acme Building Materials-Dubai and also a versatile artist; at the Indian High School’s –Shiek Rashid auditorium on Friday September 12th, in which renowned singers entertained the huge crowd of spectators by their awesome voice.
Grand drive to the show:
The programme was given an auspicious beginning in Hindu tradition, in the form of lighting of lamps by five women including Sharmila Sherigar, wife of Harish Sherigar.
Renowned playback singer Sinchan Dixit, famous singer Ravi Mururu (Bangalore), Ranjan Das (Mangalore), Harish Sherigar, Akshata Rao, Melvin D’Souza, Joshal Sweeda D’Souza, Vijaya Sathya Bhatt, Prema D’Souza sang songs in Hindi, Kannada, Tulu and Konkani languages there by making the music lovers to swim in music.
Jugalbandhi by the Singers Ravi Mururu and Harish Sherigar impressed the crowd. ‘Aaradhisuve Madanari’, ‘Amma yendare Yenoo Harushavu…Namma Palige Avale Daivavu’ film songs were sung by Mururu and Sherigar which impressed the music lovers.
The Hindi songs by the Singer’s Sinchan Dixit, Ranjan Das, Akshatha Rao enthralled the audience, Konkani Songs by Melvin D’Souza and Joshal Sweeda D’Souza and Tulu songs of Prema D’Souza ‘ekkasaka ekkasaka’ had brought the memories of the home land for a moment.
The songs had inspired few among the audience to whistle, cap and dance. Crew led by Music Director Rajgopal enthralled the audience. Convenor of the programme, Madhu Mailankandy was praised for the perfect narration.
Tulu comedy farce by the Gammat Kalavidar artists, Dubai was appreciated. Two comedy clips were presented by the artists which proved that they were not at all meagre compared to “Telike Banji Nilike’ comedy show.
Chidananda Poojary, Vishwanath Shetty, Sandeep Kumar Devadiga, Rajesh Kuttar and Girish Narayan, Ramesh Suvarna, Sunil, Prakash, Jesh Bayer who presented the Tulu comedy added colours to the show. The audience laughed and laughed by the comedy farce of Gammat of artists and enjoyed the moment. Two comedy clips were presented by the artists which proved that they were not at all meagre compared to “Bale telipale’ comedy show.
On the other hand, the dance performance by the Pranava Dance Group team led Prasanna and crew led by Vijay was also awesome, inspiring the audience to dance seated.
In this occasion, Narain Sawlani, Michael D’Souza, Herman Louis of Radio Spice, the leaders of Devadiga community- Vamana Maroli , Dharmapala Devadiga, Anand Devadiga, Narayana Devadiga, Ramesh Devadiga, Dinesh Devadiga were present.