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‘Nachoaea Kumpasar’ Goan Konkani feature film to be premiered in Dubai

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Dubai: ‘Nachoaea Kumpasar’ a Konkani feature film by Bardroy Barretto which has been showing to full house in Goa will be premiered in Dubai on January 29, 2016.
Since the premiere of the film in Goa in December 2014, the film has been showing to full house. It has also been showcased in numerous film festivals world wide and won many awards.

About the film

‘Nachoaea Kumpasar’ is a Konkani feature film – a tribute to Goan Music and her legendary musicians. Narrated through the emotional roller coaster of a love story destined to tragedy, it celebrates Goan music through the eyes of its prodigiously eclectic generation of musicians in the 1960s and 70s. The film weaves its lilting narrative through 20 timeless Konkani songs of Chris Perry & Lorna that capture the timbre and texture of a sound scape these musicians made their own. Anyone and everyone from Goa is familiar with Chris Perry and Lorna Cordeiro and the magical music they made together in the world of Konkani Jazz. Perry not only discovered Cordeiro, but made her the darling of Bombay’s Night Club scene in the 1960s and early ’70s. The bitter sweet relationship between a young singer and her musician mentor set against the backdrop of the jazz clubs of Bombay and the musicians from Goa during the 60s. In the 1960s Lawry a young Goan musician playing in the nightclubs of Bombay, returns to Goa to find a singer for his band where he meets Donna. While Lawry moulds the impressionable young Donna into a talented singer, they fall deeply in love. Based on actual events this quasibiographical film is a tribute to one of Goa’s greatest, yet barely acknowledged legacy – its musicians, who once upon a time set the jazz clubs of Bombay on fire and actually shaped the music of Bollywood cinema. Nachom-ia Kumpasar is a nostalgic musical tale setin the times these formidable talents lived and died in – unrecognized, unappreciated and unsung.

About the director

Bardroy Barretto is a native of Galgibaga, a village in south Goa. In the year, 1987, he moved to Bombay to pursue his interest in film-making. A career that began as an assistant to a cameraman, he did not take long to shoot several projects on his own, thus getting a firm foot in the industry. He soon established himself as an editor, and served as senior editor for Crest Studio followed by USL (a branch of UTV Productions). He has won several awards as best editor at the national and international broadcast events including silver and gold medals for various works with MTV, and Channel V.

His feature credit as an editor includes his design for `Paanch’, and editing the entire feature ‘Missed Call’ which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the 2007. In the year 2002, he branched out into Directing TV commercials. By 2004, he established a boutique production house, ‘Brown Skins’, and under that banner continues to direct several TV commercials for Hindustan Level, P&G, Bajaj Auto, Britannia, HDFC Bank, Tata Life Insurance, ITC, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, etc. His film for Orange (now Vodafone), Godrej Shaving Cream and Gelusil won Gold medals at the Abby Awards, India.

About the main leads

Vijay Maurya as Lawry

Vijay Maurya has been as accomplished Mumbai based actor from the late 90’s. He has acted in numerous critically acclaimed films. He is also a writer & has recently had his debut as Director in a major Marathi film production.

Palomi Ghosh as Donna

For a Bengali who lived in Gujarat and studied Applied Mathematics in the U S and went on to get a Special Mention at the recent  62nd National Awards for her performance in the Konkani film Nachoaea Kumpasar, Palomi Ghosh has come a long way. She was roped in to play the lead role in the film barely three weeks before the shooting started and post its release she has won accolades for her debut performance in Nachoaea Kumpasar. She has been a familiar face in a lot of ad films. She has also acted in The Awakenings.

Awards won by ‘Nachoaea Kumpasar’:

The Lebara  Play Audience award –  London Indian Film Festival 2015 (London – UK)
Best Film out of Competition – Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2015 (Romania)
Best Original Score – International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015 (Milan Italy)
Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature Film – International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015 (Milan Italy)
Best Sound Design –  International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015 (Milan Italy)
Best Production Design –  The 62nd National film awards (India) 2015
Best Konkani film –  The 62nd National Film Awards (India) 2015
Special Mention Actress – The 62nd National Film Awards (India) 2015
Global Music Awards 2015
Shortlisted for the Oscars Music Original Score 2015 – 88th Academy Awards

There will be 2 premiere screenings of the film on Friday 29 January 2016 at the Indian High School Auditorium – Dubai.

For Inquiries Contact :

Henry Fernandes
The Yard
Mob: 0559541819

Jacob Pereira
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Mob: 0551743308

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