Sheikh Nahyan at­tends pre­miere of short ilm that pays trib­ute to Found­ing Fa­ther

The Gulf Today - Business - - HAPPENINGS -

In at­ten­dance of Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’S Min­is­ter of Cul­ture, Abu Dhabi wit­nessed the pre­miere of “Es­tim­rariya,” a short ilm that pays trib­ute to the le­gacy of the fa­ther of the na­tion, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sul­tan Al Nahyan.

Writ­ten and di­rected by Ul­las R Koya, the six-minute short ilm, Es­tim­rariya, which means Con­tin­u­ance in Ara­bic, fea­tures noted busi­ness­man and phi­lan­thropist. Dr B. R. Shetty plays the role of an elderly Arab cit­i­zen teach­ing his grand­daugh­ter (Gamila Yassin) about virtues in­her­ited from the late Sheikh Zayed.

Dr B. R. Shetty, Chair­man, NMC Health­care and Fin­ablr, said, “In the Year of Zayed, there isn’t a bet­ter way for me to ex­press my grat­i­tude to the mer­its the late Sheikh Zayed brought upon this na­tion, which I have called home for 45 years. He was the sym­bol of kind­ness and tol­er­ance, the foun­da­tion blocks of this great na­tion.

It was a real hon­our to be a part of the ilm that ex­em­pli­ies the great leader.”

A team of pro­fes­sion­als played key roles of Es­tim­rariya. Renowned Franco Pa­roni took on the role of Di­rec­tor of Pho­tog­ra­phy, while Indian ilm­maker Arun Shekhar con­trib­uted as the cre­ative con­sul­tant. The grand­fa­ther’s voice was ren­dered by UAE’S own revered ac­tor, Man­soor Al Feeli. Mu­sic is com­posed by Jakes Be­joy; and the edit­ing is done by Sarath Usha Sasid­ha­ran. The ilm also in­volved Sand­hya Shekhar as Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer, Yavar Eskan­dari on Make-up; and Ih­san Al Sha­l­abi as stylist.

Dr Shetty has pre­vi­ously played the role of King Dhar­maraja in the doc­u­men­tary “Saga of Benev­o­lence” and is pro­duc­ing the epic “Ma­hab­harat,” the costli­est Indian movie ever made.

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