Nirmon

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Nirmon is a Goan Konkani film produced in 1966.

Cast and crew[edit]

Nirmonn was Frank Fernand's second production. It had story and direction of A. Salam and music by Frank Fernand himself, dialogues by C. Alvares, screenplay and editing by R. V. Shirkhande. The film stars Shalini Mardolkar, C. Alvares, Anthony D'Sa, Jacint Vaz, Antonette Mendes, Ophelia, Jack Souza Ferrao and J. P. Souzalin.

Inspiration[edit]

Nirmonn is based on Lord Tennyson's character Enoch Arden.

Remake[edit]

In 1967, it was remade into the Bollywood movie Taqdeer, in which Shalini Mardolkar acted the lead role as in the original film. Taqdeer, produced by Rajshri Productions was dubbed into seven other languages.[1] The Hindi film was also directed by A. Salam.

Awards[edit]

The film won two National Awards at the hands of India’s then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. C. Alvares (Celestino Alvares), known as the "King of Duets" received the award for best actor in the Konkani film Nirmon.[2] This film had a powerful story and won the Certificate of Merit for regional films at the 13th National Film Awards, the first of its kind for Konkani.[3]

Music[edit]

The songs of Nirmon have also become immortal. The music was released on Angel Records under EMI of The Gramophone Company of India, and also manufactured and distributed by The Gramophone Company.

Song Singer Picturised on Composer Lyricist Video
"Korat Upkar" (Kazar Zaunk Asa) Jacinto Vaz Jacinto Vaz ? C. Alvares Video on YouTube
"Dol Mhojea Bai" Shalini Mardolkar Shalini Mardolkar ? C. Alvares Video on YouTube
"Claudia" (male version) ? C. Alvares, Shalini Mardolkar Romeo Mendes ? Video on YouTube
"Claudia" (female version) Romeo Mendes, Antonette Mendes, Martha Shalini, Antonette, Romeo Mendes, Ophelia Romeo Mendes ? Video on YouTube
"Nach Atamchem" Carmo Rod Souza Ferrao, Tony Gomes ? C. Alvares Video on YouTube
"Vavraddi Kunbi" Robin Vaz Souza Ferrao, Tony Gomes ? Souza Ferrao

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ https://groups.yahoo.com/group/gulf-goans/message/13150

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