Saturday, 6 August 2011

Dona Paula, hotspot for Bollywood film shooting (Murder2 , Singham etc)



Dona Paula, hotspot for Bollywood film shooting

The most recent films Murder2 and Singham were shot here.
Singham has many scenes at Dona Paula including main fights –
typical of a super cop.

In one scene, the hero cop (Ajay Devgn) shown lifting a lamp pole
with round lamp (from the fence). There are no such lamps at the jetty.


It may be reminded that  1981 hit film EK DUJE KE LIYE
with Kamal Hasan, Rati Agnihotri etc was also shot here at Dona Paula.

Another peculiarity of Dona Paula is that the whole road leading to the
jetty is like a fashion street of Dhobitalau.
Readymade Garments exclusively sold by the locals

(no outsiders, no migrants vendors).

Another, favourite item of mine is 'smoked corn/Maize' Rs. 20
again, sold by the locals, something I only seen and ate at Dona Paula


Dona Paula
'Dona Paula' is like saying Lady Paula  (or for that matter Lady Diana).
'Dona' is the title given to married woman  or  is a Portuguese custom to address
married ladies and hence Dona Sylvia, Dona Alcina, Dona Terezinha, Dona Maria etc
Men are addressed as 'Dom' e.g. Dom Quixote, Dom Matin
(or even Dom Perignon which is also a  name of a person).
Goa was under Portugal regime for over 450 years or until 1961.
Dona Paula or Lady Paula was a daughter of a rich man (Viceroy) of a Portuguese family.
She was so helpful to the locals / villagers that the villagers changed
their original village name  to 'Dona Paula' which is named after her (Paula died in 1682).

So, it may be wrong to say 'a crow sitting on Dona Paula'


The sculpture or the statues seen at the Jetty (see pic) may have nothing
 to do with Lady Paula.
Although many versions or legends associated with it.
Tourist guides may tell different stories about it e.g.
 Dona & Paulo are two different persons or lovers etc 
The statues could be around 150 years old.



We visted Dona Paula this evening at 6pm (5.8.11)

Here is the video clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEi8ko4VbFM
or
http://youtu.be/eEi8ko4VbFM?hd=1

Pics
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012696904/sizes/l/in/photostream/


Rop / garments sale (by the locals only)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012150761/sizes/l/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012700288/sizes/l/in/photostream/



The jetty
did you know?
There was a regular vapor or boat or Launch services to and from 
Mormugao (Vasco) Harbour from here.
Now, our Govt. talking about the sea-link project costing over Rs.1000 crores
plus STD 10% minister's commission etc.
New BJP Govt  (2012) not in favour of Sea-link
It may consider fast ferry services instead.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012698842/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012154539/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012161979/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012162613/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012710276/sizes/l/




Road to Dona Paula
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012164377/sizes/l/

goraitai (Fishing / angling)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012702486/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012703596/sizes/l/





Dona Paula Main
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012157907/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012160515/sizes/l/

Famous statues / monuments (May not be of Dona Paula)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012707900/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012158823/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk42/6012706430/sizes/l/

Corn / Maize
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk26/4783930351/sizes/l/in/photostream/

updated Dec. 2011


Dona Paula

O Pescador with Star


Pollution


Readymade Garments sale exclusively by Locals



Dangerous or corroded railings


How many dogs you can see?


Ramp for Jet Skiing or Water Scooting




Jet Ski ride Rs.200 per round of 1 minute
Rs.300 Aug. 2013



Jet skiing etc – Video



The service also seen runing during late August (watch Video Aug 2013)

Hilly development


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk46/6625696027/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Update
Aug 2013 pics and video

Jet Ski / Water Scooter
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649950000/in/photostream/
A view of the Chapel from the Jetty where Feast is celebrated on 8th Sept every year
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9646710091/in/photostream/



 The Jetty
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649928302/in/photostream/




 

Flowers Hibiscus /Doxinn
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649921658/in/photostream/


 

Stairs to the top
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9646674927/in/photostream/



Dangerous Stunt photography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9646663575/in/photostream/



 View from the Top
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9646656641/in/photostream/

 the Sculpture often mistaken as Dona & Paula
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649875758/in/photostream/


 Fishing / angling from below / rocks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9646635589/in/photostream/

A view of a cross
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9646627973/in/photostream/

 Big brother watching – Camera or CCTV
A crow nest also seen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649845278/in/photostream/

 Broken railings that need Govt. attention
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9646607995/in/photostream/



Rusted poles
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649808266/in/photostream/

Stray dogs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649790728/in/photostream/

Jet Ski dock
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649784044/in/photostream/

 hilly view
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9649775980/in/photostream/

A view from the beach Hawaii
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9645140310/in/photostream/

 Market. Shops Half days for 10 days closed preparation for the feast
30th Aug – 8th Sept every year?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9645134632/in/photostream/




 
Singham Ice cream or Singham Masala, Lime soda etc also not available
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/9645118704/in/photostream/



 
Dona Paula Videos:
26.4.15
Video
http://youtu.be/KKv9tmyLDJc


 
Video:
1.5.2014


http://youtu.be/ouXQrlep_aI

Video: 30.8.13



Video 5/8/11


Dona Paula July 2010 -Video
Video 2010



Dona Paula  - March 2008  -
Vidoe 2008



Dona Paula also shown in this 1995 footage - Video



thank you.

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