Nachom-ia Kumpasar

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Nachom-ia Kumpasar
Directed byBardroy Barretto
Produced byGoa Folklore Productions Executive Producers - Angelo Braganza, Bardroy Barretto, Radheyshyam Pipalwa, Michael Arakkal
Written byBardroy Barretto, Mridul Toolsidas, Angelo Braganza
Screenplay byBardroy Barretto, Mridul Toolsidas
Story byBardroy Barretto
StarringVijay Maurya & Palomi Ghosh
Music byChris Perry, Ronnie Monserrate, Jacob (Jackson) Pereira All original songs written & composed by Chris Perry
CinematographySuhas Gujarathi
Edited byBardroy Barretto, Lionel Fernandes, Shweta Venkat
Goa Folklore Productions
LanguageRomi Konkani
BudgetRs 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.

Wins and awards[edit]

  • 62nd National Film Awards, India 2015:
    • Winner- Best Konkani Film
    • Winner- Best Production Design
    • Special Mention for Best Female Performance- Palomi Ghosh
  • London Indian Film Festival 2015:
    • Winner- Lebara Play Audience Choice Award
  • Brasov International Film Festival (Romania):
    • Winner- Best Film (out of competition)
  • Global Music Award (US):
    • Winner- Silver Medal for Best Music and Original Score
  • Lombardy International Film Festival (Milan):
    • Winner- Best Director-Foreign Film
    • Winner- Best Sound Design
    • Winner- Best Original Score
  • Tiburon International Film Festival (CA, USA):
    • Winner- Golden Reel Award for Best Musical Film
  • United International Film Festival (Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA):
    • Winner: Best Music
  • 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival (India):
    • Winner- Best Music
    • Certificate of Excellence- Best Director
    • Certificate of Excellence- Best Editor
    • Certificate of Excellence- Best Screenplay
    • Certificate of Excellence- Best Cinematography
  • Near Nazareth Film Festival (Israel):
    • Winner- Best Feature Film
  • 2016 Barcelona Film Festival:
    • Winner- El Rey Award For Excellence in Cinematography
  • Mexico International Film Awards:
    • Winner- Golden Palm Award for Best Feature of First Time Filmmaker
  • Vienna Independent Film Festival:
    • Winner- Grand Prix (Best Of The Festival)
    • Winner- Best Art Direction
    • Winner- Best Musical Film
  • Cordoba Film Festival, Colombia
    • Winner- Best Film
  • Washington DC South Asian Film Festival, US
    • Winner: Best Actress
  • 8th Goa State Film Festival (2014 & 2015):
    • Winner: Best Film- Bardroy Barretto
    • Winner: Best Director- Bardroy Barretto
    • Winner: Best Actor (Jury Award)- Vijay Maurya
    • Winner: Best Actress (Jury Award)- Palomi Ghosh
    • Winner: Best Music- Chris Perry, Ronnie Monsorate, Jacob Pereira
    • Winner: Best Cinematographer- Suhas Gujarathi
    • Winner: Best Editor- Bardroy Barretto
    • Winner: Best Audiography- Alok De
    • Winner: Best Art Direction- Aparna Raina
    • Winner: Best Costume Designer- Sweta Gomes

Nominations and shortlists[edit]

Lombardy International Film Festival (Milan): Nomination: Best Film Nomination: Best Screen Play

Oscar Award Contention List (Academy of Motion Pictures, LA): Shortlist- Best Picture Shortlist- Best Original Score

Rapid Lion (Johannesburg, SA): Nomination- Best Sound Editing Nomination- Best Female Actor

New York Indian Film Festival (NYC, USA): Nomination- Best Film Nomination- Best Female Actor

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Prutha Goa".
  4. ^ "Doha: Nachom-ia-Kumpasar - Tale of unsung Goan musicians captivates audience".
  5. ^ "Recreating timeless Konkani songs for the big screen".
  6. ^ "That 70s Show - Times of India".
  7. ^ "Goans get a peek into Konkani melodrama". Gulf Times. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
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  9. ^ "Dancing with the stars of yesteryear - Times of India".
  10. ^ "Dancing to Goan rhythm".
  11. ^ "Nachom-ia Kumpasar wins big at national awards - Times of India".
  12. ^ "Nachom-Ia Kumpasar Wins Three National Awards". 2015-03-27.
  13. ^ "'Nachom-ia Kumpasar' Wins Audience Award at London Indian Film Festival". 2015-07-24.
  14. ^ Ray, Kunal (2016-01-02). "From Goa to the Oscars". The Hindu.

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