The Goan Cultural Centre in association with T-Bush International Films and Konkani Community of Holy Family Cathedral will be organizing a Konkani Film Festival in Kuwait on 25 and 26 February (Public Holidays) at the American International School Auditorium, Maidan Hawally. The movies line-up will feature six popular Konkani films including the National award-winning Konkani film ‘Enemy?’.
The film ‘Enemy?’, directed by Dinesh Bhosle and produced by Durga Prasad, won the Best Konkani Film at the 2015 National Film Awards. The film also won the best film award at the Haryana International Film Festival, 2016, where Salil Naik won best actor and Meenakshi Martins best supporting actress.
Later, it won the Golden Camera Trophy Award and was officially selected to be screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival, Goa Marathi Film Festival 2016, and London Indian Film Festival 2016.
The film also won best foreign language feature film award at the International Filmmaker Festival, Milan, Italy.
‘Enemy’ centers on a Goan Catholic family that fight against the Government for the return of their property with their family honor is at stake. Salil Naik and Samiksha Dessai, both from Panaji, are the lead stars in the movie.
Konkani cinema has grown in popularity in recent years as evidenced from the large number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films. They explore a diversity of subjects through genres such as comedy, musicals while delving into human emotions.
The film festival program is as follows:
Big Ben at 10.30 am
Nirmon at 3.00 pm
Home Sweet Home - ii at 6.00 pm
Enemy at 10.30 am
Noxibacho Khell at 3.00 pm
Nachom-Ia Kumpasar at 6.00 pm
Gate-passes for the festival may be picked up by contacting the following numbers: 99047401, 99874104, 99699514, 99384029, 50796693 and 99389473.