Great news for Goans across the globe! The world will soon witness a digital revolution in Goan entertainment.
Long after the digital age came to being, the Goan diaspora had little or no access to recent Konkani movies and tiatr. However, this situation has changed (finally)! Goans can enjoy Konkani movies, dramas, short films and music in the comforts of their homes. WHN Digital is launching a Konkani entertainment website www.goenchobalcao.com today.
According to a news report, Home Sweet Home-1, produced by Swapnil Shetkar, will be the first movie to be released on the portal.
Promoting Goan film makers
The online portal allows an individual to commercially view content but not download it, thus minimizing unauthorized uploading of Konkani entertainment on the internet. It also allows filmmakers to safeguard their creative and intellectual property while digitally marketing their content.
WHN Digital will legally accept Konkani entertainment content from authorized sources and share a portion of the profit with filmmakers. Thus each time a Goan watches a movie on the portal, a filmmaker will be paid.
“We took our film to the Gulf but didn’t manage to take it to the West as we began work on Home Sweet Home Part 2 immediately. I expect a large audience in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia to watch the film on this portal since we haven’t circulated any DVDs yet,” said Swapnil Shetkar, adding that one can watch the film with the entire family at home, saving money on travelling to the theatre and buying refreshments there.
Truly a proud moment for all Goans. Promotion of our language and culture will progress in the years to come and I am hopeful Konkani will make its presence felt online.
Image Credits: Brian Lockyer