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‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ documented in Oscars library


‘Nachom-ia-Kumpasar’ could not reach the final nomination list but the Konkani film has been invited to place it in the records of the library of Oscar Awards.

This was disclosed by Bardroy Barreto, director of Nachom-ia Kumpasar, the first Konkani film that was shortlisted in two different categories for this year’s Oscars Award.

To honour his historic success, Barreto was invited today as the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the 30th session of All India Konkani Parishad.

Barreto later on told that the invitation for the library documentation was a second great surprise after the film getting shortlisted in two categories – Best Film and the Best Original Score.

“Normally film makers lobby very hard for getting their film in the library of Motions Pictures, but here we were invited to place it in the library”, he said.

Nachom-ia Kumpasar is my gift to my mother tongue Konkani”, said Barreto, a Mumbai-based ad-film maker, originally from Galgibag, Canacona.

The young but equally humble filmmaker also said he has successfully proved that Konkani film can become a commercial success by not showing it in the normal theatres for two-three weeks but screening it in Ravindra Bhavan in Margao and Maquinez Palace in Panaji since December 2014.

“The shows are still going houseful”, he said.  

Film is a medium that cuts through all the generations and religions, he added.


Jose Lawrence, Working President of the 30th All India Konkani Conference, referred to such conferences as Pit Stops to the constant momentum of development of language.

He urged the Konkani people who are spread over large demography to stay united and be connected with each other as a family while welcoming the gathering to the concluding function.

Madhav Borkar, President of Goa Konkani Academy and a renowned poet, opined that no language dies by its own but it depends on the speakers to decide whether to keep their language alive or not.

There is no need to forget your own language to learn English and further suggested to come up with cartoons in Konkani Language so that kids feel the connect with the language, he added.

Dr Chandrashekhar Shenoy, President of the 30th All India Konkani Parishad, applauded the organisers and volunteers for the efficient work and threw light on the essence of all the sessions held at the Parishad.

He also expressed confidence that Konkani would survive even in future because it is deep rooted in the genes of every Konkani person, no matter which part of the world he lives in.

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The filmmaker is being sued after the subject's son claimed the movie is a thinly-veiled biopic of his father, legendary Goan musician Chris Perry.

Goa-based director Bardroy Barretto’s Konkani film ''Nachom-ia Kumpasar'' based on Chris Perry’s life has run into trouble for tarnishing the image of the legendary musician and two defamation cases have been filed against the director.

Perry's son Glenn, in a pair of civil and defamation suits has accused Barretto of defaming his father. But Barretto has insisted that the film is not a biopic, but a piece of fiction about the entangled and subsequently estranged lives of two Goan musicians who later moved to Mumbai.

"He (Barretto) made a movie about my father, defaming him. It is unacceptable. My father is an angel. My father is a wonderful man. My father worked tirelessly to earn his reputation. Everything in the movie is wrong, everything is false," said Glenn.

The twin defamation suits have been filed at the Court of the Judicial Magistrate First Class in Panaji in which Perry has claimed Rs. 1,000 crore (over $140 million) in damages.

Made with a modest budget of around $3 million, mostly collected from friends and well wishers, Barretto''s “Nachom-ia Kumpasar” won several awards including the National Award for best Konkani film and was screened at film festivals globally.

Chris Perry, an exceptionally gifted trumpeter, revolutionised the Konkani music scene by introducing jazz music. He has also been credited with taking Konkani popular music to a new level, with his music often being compared to that of famous musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Chick Corea.

Brenda Ramos , Kuwait

Let the show be open for all seasons for the Goan konkani lovers who have missed it.

Simon , Cayman islands