By Joe Gonsalves, USA
New York, April 12, 2011: Not too long back, we here at Mangalorean.Com had introduced this promising acting talent of Mangalorean heritage. Yes, we are talking about none other than Rahul Rai, the son of Dr. Dinker and Shakila Rai from Long Island, New York. Now, fast forward to the present and we are only a few days from release of his Hollywood debut movie 'When Harry Tries To Marry'.
'When Harry Tries To Marry' has already created a buzz within the movie circles by winning nominations at the Austin Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival and the London Asian Film Festival.
At the London Asian Film Festival, the movie won in three major categories: 'Audience Award for Best Film', 'Best Crossover Film' and not to mention, that Rahul won the 'Best New Talent' award as well. By winning in the above three categories, the movie came away with winning the most awards at the film festival.
It is interesting to note that Rahul was only eighteen at the time of making the film. In the opinion of the film's director, Nayan Padrai, Rahul is a natural actor and displays maturity beyond his years.
Thanks to the diligent upbringing by his parents, Rahul is very much in touch with his Mangalorean roots. He speaks Tulu fluently and his favorite dishes include 'Kori Rotti' and 'Yetti Ajadhina'.
The movie will have its red carpet premier on the 20th of April at the Landmark Sunshine Theaters (143 Houston Street, New York) and scheduled to be released on the 22nd of April in select cities across the United States. Sound track for the movie consists of twenty beautiful songs (three of which are in Hindi) and can be downloaded from the ITunes store.
The trailer for the movie is also available for viewing on ITunes, YouTube or at the official movie website http://www.whenharrytriestomarry.com/