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Konkani cinema is an Indian film industry, where films are made in the Konkani language, which is spoken mainly in the Indian states of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka and to a smaller extent in Kerala. Konkani films have been produced in Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala.[1]

Konkani cinema
Produced feature films (2013)
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As of 2018, when the Indian film industry celebrated its centennial, a total of 145 feature films were released.[2] This was another increase over a total films made until 2009 as documented by Isidore Dantas in his book Konkani Cholchitram.

The first full-length Konkani film was Sukhi Konn produced by GMB Rodrigues in 1949 but was never released. Mogacho Anvddo, was released on 24 April 1950, and was produced and directed by Jerry Braganza, a native of Mapusa, under the banner of ETICA Pictures.[3][4] Hence, 24 April is celebrated as Konkani Film Day.[5] In 2008-09, Mr JoJo Dsouza of Goa began the first small scale digital film training academy in Goa. He drew inspiration from noted film genius Ashok Miranda.

Konkani film Paltadcho manis has been included in the world's best films of 2009 list.[6]

Konkani films are eligible for the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Konkani. The most commercially successful Konkani film (as of June 2011) is O Maria directed by Rajendra Talak.[7]

In 2012, a new age digital film The Victim was directed by Milroy Goes.[8]

Some old Konkani films are Sukhachem Sopon, Amchem Noxib, Nirmonn, Mhoji Ghorkarn, Kortubancho Sonvsar, Jivit Amchem Oxem, Mog ani Moipas, Bhuierantlo Munis, Suzanne, Boglantt, Padri and Bhogsonne. Ujwadu is a 2011 Konkani film directed by Kasargod Chinna and produced by KJ Dhananjaya and Anuradha Padiyar.

Numerous short films have been made in Konkani such as Cheddum...the Girl by Sharon Mazarello., Sin, by Ramprasad Adpaikar

The film In Search of Mother, was amongst one of the first COMPLETELY digital Konkani films. It was co produced by the ESG and JoJo Dsouza and Directed by Ramprasad Adpaikar under training by RJ films, Goa. Post was done at RJ films studio.

List of Konkani MoviesEdit

     Goan dialects      Southern Saraswat dialect      Mangalorean Catholic dialect      Mixed dialects

Year Movie Producer Director Notes
1950 Mogacho Anvddo Jerry Braganza Jerry Braganza The first full length Konkani film
1963 Amchem Noxib Franklin Fernandes Franklin Fernandes
1966 Nirmonn Franklin Fernandes A. Salam The film won two National Awards at the hands of India's then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
1967 Sukhachem Sopon Jerry Braganza Jerry Braganza
1969 Mhoji Ghorkarn
1970 Kortubancho Sounsar
1971 Jivit Amchem Oxem
1975 Boglantt
1977 Mog ani Moipass United Youngsters of Mangalore brought out the first colored Konkani film
1977 Bhuierantlo Munis
1978 Tisri Chitt Peter Gonsalves Produced in 1973
1980 Tapaswini GSB Mandal Amrit Prabhu
1980 Girestkai
1981 Jana Mana GSB Mandal Ramesh Kamath
1982 Suzane
1985 Zau Zau Teg Bhau
1988 Kazara Uprant Henry D'Silva Suratkal
1996 Bhogsanne Richard Castelino
2004 Aleesha Rajendra Talak Rajendra Talak National Award for Best Feature Film in Konkani at the 52nd National Film Awards
2005 Padri Frank Fernandes
2006 Antarnad Rajendra Talak Rajendra Talak National Award for Best Feature Film in Konkani at the 57th National Film Awards
2007 Zuzari Suhas Sawardekar
2009 Paltadacho Munis NFDC Laxmikant Shetgaonkar This Film has been included in the world's best films of 2009 list.
2009 Kazar Frank Fernandes Richard Castelino
2009 Jagor Damodar Naik Sangramsingh Gaekwad
2010 Tum Kitem Kortolo Aslo? Sharon Mazarello Sharon Mazarello Screened at Addis Ababa international film festival and Marbella International Film Festival, premiered at Kuwait[9]
2010 Saavariyaa.com[10] Rajendra Talak The film is about internet marriage in Goa
2011 O Maria[11] M.B Creations Rajendra Talak The most commercially successful Konkani film
2011 In Search of ... Mother Jojo D'Souza Raamprasaad Adpaikar
2011 Ujwadu KJ Dhananjaya and Anuradha Padiyar Kasargod Chinna
2012 The Victim Milroy Goes First Digital Theatrical Film
2013 Baga Beach Pramod Salgaocar Laxmikant Shetgaonkar Screened at International Film Festival of India and won a national award.
2013 Mortoo Atrey Sawant Jitendra Shikerkar Screened at International Film Festival of India and won a state award.
2014 Home Sweet Home [12] Swapnil Shetkar
2014 Gunnaji
2015 Nachom-ia Kumpasar Goa Folklore Productions Bardroy Barretto

First Konkani Film to make it to the Oscar Shortlist. Winner of unprecedented 37 National and International Awards, most by a Konkani Film. Won 3 National Awards, 24 International Awards, and 10 State Awards. 33 Official selection at International Film Festivals. Shown in 25 countries across 6 continents.

2015 ENEMY? A.Durga Prasad Dinesh P. Bhonsle Won National Award for Best Konkani Film, Won Best Foreign-language feature film in International Film Maker Festival of World Cinema, Milan, Italy
2015 Hanv Tum Tum Hanv Eddie Fernandes Raamprasaad Adpaikar Sci-fi based black comedy film
2015 Home Sweet Home 2 Swapnil Shetkar First Konkani Sequel Film
2015 Nirmon the Destiny Eesha and Noah Productions Sripad R.A.Pai First remake Konkani film
2016 Ek Aslear Ek Na[13] Frank Fernandes Pradeep Paladka
2016 Noxibacho Khell[14] Henry D'Silva Suratkal Harry Fernandes
2016 K Sera Sera – Ghodpachem Ghoddtelem[15] Gayatri Pednekar Rajeev Shinde
2016 Aa Vai Ja Sa[16] Ramesh Kamath First Konkani Children's film
2017 WELCOME M1LL10NS Manna Mohie Milroy Goes Film Under Post Production, Release Dates Not Yet Announced
2017 Mogan Tujea R Jovito Rodrigues


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R Jovito Rodrigues
2017 Planning ... Devachem[17] Severino Fernandes Rajesh Fernandes Audio released
2017 Oxem Zalem Koxem[17] Maxim Pereira
Vincent D'Souza
Maxim Pereira Also Tulu film
2017 Sophiya[18] Janet Noronha Frank Fernandes
2017 Juze [19][20][21][22] Thin Air Productions, Kepler film, Cine Sud promotions, Three River Films, Films Boutique Miransha Naik[23]
First Konkani film to have an India-France-Netherlands co-production born out of the NFDC Film Bazaar, It's been picked for International sales by Films Boutique. It was premiered at 41st Hong Kong international film festival and currently taking other festival rounds. First Konkani film to be reviewed by 'The Hollywood Reporter'.
2017 Soul Curry [24] Reflection Creation Nieelesh Malkar Starring Jackie Shroff and Seema Biswas in the main roles, it won Goa State Awards[25]
2017 Martin A.Durga Prasad Jitendra Shikerkar First Konkani suspense thriller[26]
2017 Connection[27] Genre: Suspense
2017 Anthu [28] GSB Mandal Karopady Akshaya Nayak

5th Movie in GSB konkani language “Anthu” (A tale from our livelihood) is a unique movie, with one of its kind story line. It revolves around a family, the problems that arises, the way it spreads out its branches, when one problem gets solved the other erupts and this vicious circle heading towards a solution has been made as a movie. Entire movie has been made by GSB Konkani community. It is one of its kind movies in Konkani genres. This movie is being Produced, Directed, Story, Screen-Played, Cinematographed and Edited by youngster Karopady Akshay Nayak. State Film awardee M K Matha, has written dialogues in Kannada, which is being converted into Konkani by Venkatesh Baliga. Lyrics are composed by Om Ganesh Kamath Uppunda & Srinivas Shenoy Puttur while music has been composed by ‘Hari-Ram’ (Dual Musicians B. Athmaram Nayak & Harish Pandav) Milan Markanja, Vishwanath Kodikal, Vipin Shetty are assistant directors. Krishna Prasad, Vijay Montero has assisted in Cinematography.

On screen artists are a bunch of outstanding talents from Konkani community, consisting of Stage artist Chidananda Kamath Kasargod, who has acted in number of Movies, Dramas, serials etc. The cast also includes, ardent actress Poornima Suresh Udupi, National Balashree Awardee Sujay Shanbhag Mysore, Manjesh Bhat Vittla, Dinesh Prabhu Kalotte, Maroli Sabitha Kamath, Jaya Pai, Jaya Kamath, Vithobh Bhandarkar & more than 45 artists from the community.
2017 MOGAN PODLO Prasad Creations, Goa A. Durga Prasad First Konkani Dubbed film in Goa
2018 O LA LA[29] AXIS VISION Sripad R.A.Pai Releasing on 27 May 2018
2018 Zanvoy No 1[30] Harry Fernandes Harry Fernandes Mangalorean film with Goan artistes
2018 7 days[31] Rocky D’Souza Joywin Fernandes
2018 Questao De Confusao Chetana Productions, Go Goa Gollywood, The Neutral View Swapnil Shetkar Releasing on 28 September 2018
2018 Amizade (English: Friendship) [32] Sachin Verlekar Aniket Naik The film was released on 7 December 2018.[33]
2019 Kantaar[25] Nilesh Malkar

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BibliographyEdit

  • Konknni Cholchitram, Isidore Dantas, 2010
  • 50 Years of Konkani Cinema, Andrew Greno Viegas, 2000