The National award winning Konkani film ‘Amori’ is all set to premiere in Goa on September 12 at Inox, Margao. Produced by Opus Gala, the film has been directed by Dinesh P Bhonsle who has earlier directed movies like ‘Marmabandh’, ‘Calapor’, and ‘Enemy?’
‘Amori’ is an attempt at showing younger generations where water comes from – the aquifers, ponds, springs and streams that nourish all life – and how precious a resource it is. The thought-provoking, powerfully-delivered dialogues highlight some of the most serious socio-environmental issues affecting Goans today: how those working for the betterment of society are met with resistance from multiple places, how neglecting our unique ecosystems and occupations have impoverished our societies, how we have allowed our cultural traditions to become commercialised, and how we have illegally built on land that should have been left for cultivation or protected from encroachment.
At the heart of the film, there lies a concern for the divide between generations, and the implications this has on the future of Goa.
Although delving into some grim subjects, the film is ultimately a story of hope. Shot in the most scenic parts of Goa, not yet invaded by the menace of tourism and real estate sharks, the director and cinematographer introduce the audience to the “other side of Goa”. Away from the overcrowded beaches, you see a Goa rich in natural beauty and biodiversity.
Scripted by R M Vardhan, the film starred Salil Naik, Sobita Kudtarkar, Mayur Mayekar, Prashanti Talpankar, Tanmay Kharpe, Shaina Mirashi, and Daksha Shirodkar.
The film will then be released simultaneously in Panaji, Margao, Bicholim, Valpoi, Vasco da Gama, Cuncolim and Curchorem from September 13.