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Kannada movie on St Lawrence to hit screen this week

Jan. 14, 2014

A Kannada movie based on the life history of Saint Lawrence will be released across the state on Friday this week.

The film, Karkalada Pavada Purusha Santha Lawrence, is being dubbed in Kannada, English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam and will be released simultaneously in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala, reported

The film is produced by Walter Stephen Mendes of Western Institute of Technology, Mangalore and co-produced by Frank Fernandes, Rajesh Mendes, William Rebello, Alwyn D’ Souza and Jagadish Shetty.

Directed by Praveen Thokkottu, the script was jointly done by Walter Stephen Mendes, Pravin Thokottu, Fr. Mukthi Prakash and Fr. Ronald D’ Souza.

The film is based the experiences of a catholic Hermit and four of his companions who travelled carrying St Lawrence’s miracle statue from Goa to Karnataka via seashore to install it in Karkala.

The hermit and associates stopped at Karkala’s Parappale ground to take rest. However when they try to lift the statue to continue their travel, they could not move it. So they installed the statue there and several miracles that took place after that are shown in the movie.

The profit earned by the film will be donated to Divine World Charitable Trust for their social service programs. The trust, which was started just a year ago has conducted more than forty free eye treatment camps, held more than 220 cataract operations and has distributed more than 4500 spectacles.

It has distributed uniforms and books for more than 500 poor students and provided computers for six schools. The trust has requested for more financial aid to continue their work of social service.

The premier show of the film together with the first anniversary of Divine World TV will be held at the Cinepolis on January 12 at 6.30 pm and the film will be released all over the state on January 17.

The programme will be blessed by Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi diocese and presided by Dr Aloysius Paul D’ Souza, Bishop of Mangalore diocese.

It will be inaugurated by B Ramanath Rai, Minister of Forest and Environment, government of Karnataka.

Source: UCAN

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