‘Konkani show’ in Kuwait

May 26, 20150 Comments

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(Some of the cast members of the Award winning Konkani film Nachom-ia Kumpasar)

By Gasper Crasto

Kuwait: Fans and Konkani lovers in Kuwait are agog with buzz about the scheduled screening of award winning Konkani movie ‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ on 29th and 30th May at American International School.  

Kuwait is all set to see a packed hall for a ‘Konkani show’ after a long, long time. And why not?

The response for the film has been overwhelming with shows running ‘houseful’ everywhere ever since its premier last November. Some passionate fans are said to have watched the film 5 to 6 times while some have even watched it as many as 25 times and still going.

‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ (Let’s Dance to the Rhythm) is woven together with 20 timeless Konkani songs of the 60s and 70s written by legendary Chris Perry and sung by Goa’s nightingale Lorna. Ronnie Monserrate and Jackson Pereira are credited with the musical score.

The film won plaudits at the 62nd National Film Awards in India recently bagging Best Production Design and Best Film award besides winning a Special Merit for its female lead actress Palomi Ghosh.
An interesting factoid about the film is that it was made on a budget of Rs 3.5 crores that was raised by its makers through crowd-funding.
The film is produced by Angelo Braganza and directed by advertisement filmmaker Bardroy Barretto.

Director Bardroy Barretto, hailing from Galgibaga (in Canacona, Goa), started out as an assistant cameraman in 1987. His innate inquisitiveness drew him into the editing room, which soon became his comfort zone. From there, he blossomed into one of India’s best editors working with the finest talent from the advertising and short film fields.

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In 2002, Bardroy embarked on his journey as a director and by 2004, his film production house called as Brown Skins was a reputed banner in the demanding world of advertising film production. Some of Bardroy’s famous Ads include: Wrigley’s chewing gum, Axe deodorant, Hutch/Hutchison/Vodafone, etc. Having spent close to 2 decades editing and touching up other people’s work as an editor, Bardroy places a lot of emphasis on ensuring that his work is as natural as possible.  A purist known for his classic style, Roy (as he likes to be called) ensures that his films see as little post-product work or touch-ups as possible. “I have a tendency to let things be as natural as possible,” he says.

Much of this approach to film-making comes from his belief that a story should unfold naturally and effortlessly.


The plot of Nachom-ia Kumpasar is revealed through the love affair of a composer-musician (Vijay Maurya playing the lead), and his protégé (Palomi Ghosh), loosely based on a love affair that most Goans draw a parallel to — a real-life account of Lorna and Chris Perry.

Speaking recently in one his interviews, Bardroy said, “As a child, I remember listening to Lorna and Chris Perry’s music and that is what led to the film. The more I researched, the more I realized that their songs had a story to tell…”

“The songs speak volumes,” says Bardroy, “The normal approach is to write a story and then place songs into the story, but in this case, we first made a play list and then planted the scenes in the movie. It was a completely opposite approach.”

Bardroy’s voice to the Kuwait audience and Konkani lovers: “We wanted the songs to be the heroes of the movie which we have succeeded in achieving to a great extent. We hope the younger generation will come and watch the film, and feel the experience of what Goa was years back….”


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