Varsha Usgaonker debuts in a Konkani Film


Goakhabar:Artistes, on the sheer strength of their talent, create an impressive and successful impact, be it Regional films or when they graduate to Bollywood. But unfortunately they don’t get an opportunity  to act in a film of their own mother tongue. Acting in Marathi and Hindi films, Varsha Usgaonker too faced this strange dilemma. Varsha Usgaonker’s mother tongue is Konkani yet she never got an opportunity to feature in a Konkani film. Now, for the first time she will be seen in a Konkani film, titled “Zanvoy No. 1”, in a  Pivotal role. “Zanvoy No. 1” in Hindi means  ‘Jamai No1’.

Varsha Usgaonker, along with Marathi and Hindi films, has also acted in  several language films including Bengali, Rajasthani , Telgu, Bhojpuri to name a few . Being originally from Goa, Varsha Usgaonker is brought to Konkani films by Konkani/Marathi writer–director Harry Fernandes.Over the years, Varsha has successfully worked with young and old artistes and directors. Because of this, she is able to enact any role with finesse. Casting a magical spell on her fans in the 90’s, Varsha, being an excellent dancer, has always displayed her dancing skills as and when required in the roles she has played on-screen. In this Sangaati Creations’ presentation “Zanvoy No. 1”once again movie-goers will get to see a new aspect of Varsha’s performance. Talking about her role, She says Zanvoy No. 1, especially because it is a film in my mother tongue, I enjoyed  doing it thoroughly, and also working with veteran Konkani artistes.”  She is confident that the fun-filled comedy “Zanvoy No. 1”, would definitely entertain the audience and give them a good reason to laugh, enjoy and have good fun.

Cyril Castelino, Leo Fernandes and Walter D’Souza have produced “Zanvoy No. 1”. Apart from directing this film, Harry Fernandes has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues. Recently, the Audio Release of Zanvoy No. 1” was organised with great fanfare in Mumbai  and Dubai. Very soon there will be a grand audio release in Goa too.  the songs are also being liked by Konkani music lovers.“Zanvoy No. 1” is set for a grand Release in Manglore,Udipi,Karwar & other cities of Karnataka on 13th April 18. It will be followed by Goa, Mumbai, Dubai, Uk , Israel and  other Countries.

In this film we get to see a unique pairing of a mother-in-law and a son-in-law. For this movie Varsha has also changed her look. Along with Varsha Usgaonker we have Mangalorean artistes Joshitha Rodrigues (Miss South Asia Teen) and Ranjitha Louise, Dubai based actor Deepak Paladka and Goan theatre artistes Prince Jacob and Kevin D’mello. Kevin D’mello will be seen in the role of the son-in-law. Shaufique Sheikh is the cinematographer and Abhishek Maskar, the editor.

All-in-all, “Zanvoy No. 1” is a fun-film to look out for.