Joe Rose enthralls his audience at TAG’s Meet the Artiste
“After many years it reminded me of this day when it was celebrated by the whole school and college when I was schooling at St. Xaviers in Mumbai” narrated Joe Rose, after the audience sang a happy birthday song to the birthday boy who was the artiste of the month at TAG’s Meet the Artiste programme held on 31st July 2012 at TAG’s Conference Hall, Panjim.
Speaking further he said that he was fortunate enough to rub his shoulders with classmates who later became Hindi filmstars, like the late Jalal Agha, Arup Kumar (Ashok Kumar’s son) and the late Vijay Sippy (Sippy Film’s of Sholay fame). He said that he became an artiste not for any monetary benefits but purely for the love of art and Konkani. He attributes his success to his guru late Dr. Simon C. Fernandes, Ex Mayor of Bomyay and editor of Goa Times. A writer, composer, director Joe Rose has acted with almost every stalwart of the tiatr stage from C. Alvares, Prem Kumar, M. Boyer to Roseferns, Prince Jacob, etc.
Comedian from the Konkani film ‘Boglantt’ he excelled in character roles and kept the audience spell bound in tiatrs like Fr. Savio, Padri Juze Vaz, etc. His all time hits like ‘Kaxintlo Paim’, ‘Bonkaum’, ‘Soglem Zalam Dhakttulem’, were enjoyed by the audience. He has written several plays like ‘Imtteache Bognnar’, ‘Ekuch Rogot’, ‘Dev Konnacho’, etc and has produced audio albums ‘Top Konkani Hits Parade’, ‘Sorgincho Darvontto’ besides VCD ‘Don Utram’ and his most recent venture an HD Konkani Film ‘Mariola’ which will be released very shortly.
Prominent among the tiatr artistes who attended the programme were Tomazinho Cardozo, former President of TAG, Jr. Rod, A. Friend, Jessie Dias, Anthony Sylvester, Anil Kumar, Fatima, Willy, C. D’Silva, Josephine, Platilda, Irene Cardozo, Filipe Pereira, Cezar D’Mello, Cinematographer Dharshan Lolayekar, Mariola Cast, etc.
Earlier Shri. Victor de Sa, Member Secretary welcomed the audience. Shri. Joy Fernandes, Cultural Organizer of TAG compered and proposed a vote of thanks. The function was covered by Spirit Fernandes.