'Nachom-ia' bags audience award at London Film Fest

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 24 July 2015 14:59 IST

“Nachom-ia Kumpasar” (Let’s Dance to the Rhythm), a National Award winning Konkani film, bagged the Labray Play audience award for pulling record audience at the London Indian Film Festival.

The sixth edition of the festival began on 6 July and ends on 26 July.

The Konkani film beat in a close race ‘Kaakaa Muttai’ (Crow’s Egg), another national award winner Tamil film directed by M Manikandan.

“Nachom-ia Kumpasar” is directed by Mumbai-based Goan director Bardroy Barreto, based on the lives of Lorna and Chris Perry and revolves around impact of Goan music on Bollywood.

The LFF had initially planned only two screenings of the film but had to add the third one since tickets of both the shows were sold out.

According to the information reaching here, the film pulled altogether the audience of over 1000, the record crowd for any film in the last five years.

 “It goes to show that every region, every culture, has its own authentic stories, that today’s global audience is willing to celebrate, but when it stays true to its local audience. This film was our tribute to the music and musicians of Goa, and this award reiterates the need to keep it alive in every way possible. I thank Goa for the music,” Barreto told variety.com in London.

The film not only pulled the crowd of the London-based Goans for the screening, but even the Indian and international delegates in a big number. 

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