Goa has played host to the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) since 2004, when it was permanently moved to the State. Which seems to be more popular as a tourist destination than anything else. With such a prominent role in the Indian film industry, it is no surprise that Goa has its own fare share of Goan movies made almost entirely in the state. Sometimes these movies are in Konkani, while other times english. Even Goan Marathi films pop up every once in a while. But Rarely is a film made in Goa, in Hindi.
Here are the 5 Best Goan Movies you simply can’t get enough of.
5. K Sera Sera
Directed by Rajiv Shinde, a teacher at the Goa Arts College, K Sera Sera is one of the more accomplished feature films made in the State. Written by Shinde himself, it has two parallel stories, one of a ruthless career-driven corporate woman who struggles to find solace in her personal life, and the other of an elderly man on the verge on retirement. Even though their paths don’t really cross and their lives are contrasting in many ways, they are both engaged in a common search for peace.
The films effort seems to have paid off as the film has also been selected for the Dhaka International Film Festival 2017.
4. Cynthia – A Horror Goan Movie
As a genre, horror has a lot of Hindi and English movies under its belt. This is the first time ever that a horror movie has been made in Konkani. ‘Cynthia’ has been made under the banner of Goa Global Productions.
The film will officially released on 15th March, giving Goans everywhere a major scare! And we mean that in a good way. Even the music in the movie has been produced with great attention to detail.
‘Cynthia’ is something that has never been done before and is a film that looks to be promising in the horror genre. Be sure to check out the trailer.
3. Disha – A Marathi Goan movie
Disha which translates to ‘direction’ is a Marathi film by Sainath Parab. This Marathi Goan movie has been selected for screening at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival. The story revolves around a software engineer working on an interactive operating system for the visually impaired.
He falls in love with a blind girl (impressively played by Prajakta Wadaye). The film delves into that delicate but vital strand of life: relationships.
‘Nachom-ia-Kumpasar’ which means ‘let’s dance together to the rhythm’, is considered to be one of the best Goan films ever made. The film was a critically acclaimed movie that bagged many national film awards like in ‘Best Production Design’, ‘Best Konkani Film’ categories. It also received special mention for its female lead Palomi Ghosh.
The film narrates the story of a music composer and singer and their emotional journey of set in the backdrop of the 60’s and 70’s era. J
1. FAKE – Fully Artistic Killer Entertainment
Fake is perhaps the single most expensive Goan movie made in quite a while. With its production being at par with something straight out of Bollywood. Alongside some very professionally executed music videos for catchy tunes like ‘Paplet’. The story for this Goan movie revolves around an unemployed guy and a school PE teacher. Who try to fake being police officers and make a quick buck from the local gangs. Upon being caught they need to find evidence in order to make the real police catch them before they get killed.
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