Nachom-ia Kumpasar

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Nachom-ia Kumpasar
Directed by Bardroy Barretto
Produced by

Goa Folklore Productions

Executive Producers - Angelo Braganza, Bardroy Barretto, Radheyshyam Pipalwa, Michael Arakkal
Written by Bardroy Barretto, Mridul Toolsidas, Angelo Braganza
Screenplay by Bardroy Barretto, Mridul Toolsidas
Story by Bardroy Barretto
Starring Vijay Maurya & Palomi Ghosh
Music by

Chris Perry, Ronnie Monserrate, Jacob (Jackson) Pereira

All original songs written & composed by Chris Perry
Cinematography Suhas Gujarathi
Edited by Bardroy Barretto, Lionel Fernandes, Shweta Venkat
Goa Folklore Productions
Country India
Language Romi Konkani
Budget Rs 3.5 crores

Nachom-ia Kumpasar (English: Let's dance to the rhythm), is a Konkani musical drama film. It is based on the lives of two jazz musicians, Chris Perry and Lorna.[1] The film, which takes its title from the name of a song by the two artists, was directed by Bardroy Barretto.[2][3] It starred Vijay Maurya and Palomi Ghosh in the lead roles.[4] The story is told through over 20 popular Konkani songs from the 1960s and 1970s that have been re-recorded for this film.[5] The film is set in the 1960s and is a tribute to the 'unsung' Konkani musicians of that era.[6][7][8]

The Goa premiere was held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.[9] The film was funded with contributions from friends.[10]



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 Dona. While Lawry moulds the impressionable young Dona into a talented singer, they fall deeply in love. The emotional rollercoaster of a love story is destined to tragedy. The film weaves its lilting narrative through 20 timeless songs based on actual events this quasi-biographical 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 set in the times these musicians lived and died in - unrecognized, unappreciated…and unsung.


Director Bardroy Barretto receiving his Grand Prix at the Vienna Independent Film Festival

Nachom-ia Kumpasar has won 24 international, 3 national and 10 state awards making it the most awarded Konkani film. At the 62nd National Film Awards, the film won three awards. Bardroy Barretto won the award for the best feature film in Konkani, Aparna Raina won the award for best production design, and actress Palomi Ghosh received National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention for Female Actor certificate and special mention for female actor.[11][12] The film also won Lebara Play Audience Choice Award for best film at London Indian Film Festival 2015[13] Nachom-ia Kumpasar was also included in the shortlist at the 2016 Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Score.[14] The film won three awards at VIFF 2016 Vienna Independent Film Festival, Grand Prix for Best of the Festival as well as the Best Music Film Award and Best Art Direction Award.


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