Nachom-Ia Kumpasar | International Premiere
Director: Bardroy Barretto Starring: Vijay Maurya, Palomi Ghosh, Prince Jacob, John D'Silva, Meenacshi Martins. Run time: 156 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15 Language: Romi Konkani with English Subtitles | Year: | Country: India
A tribute to the unsung musicians of Goa, who perfected the Portuguese influenced jazz sound that became the soundtrack to Hindi cinema in the 60s and 70s, the film revolves around a married bandleader and his tempestuous relationship with his lead singer as they perform all over India, winning acclaim and hearts. Ravishing to look at and painstaking in its recreation of the era (it won India’s national film award for production design), the film is a crowd-funded and crowd-pleasing musical with glorious recreation of more than 20 Konkani-language jazz standards. Based on the real lives of musicians, the film name checks and features music legends like Chic Chocolate and Anthony Gonsalves and the immortal singer Mohammed Rafi shows up for a cameo. The film also boldly states that many classic Hindi songs of the period that are hummed even today are in reality based on the unaccredited compositions of these musicians.