Filmmaker N Chandra to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Chandra...Traces his roots to Goa.

Chandra…Traces his roots to Goa.

Filmmaker N Chandra will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 8th Goa State Film Festival to be held between August 5-8.

“The Lifetime Achievement Award will be conferred upon filmmaker N Chandra (Chandrashekar Narvekar). The producer, writer and director who traces his roots to Goa is known for his films such as Ankush, Pratighaat, Tezaab and Narsimha,” an official of Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) told reporters.

N. Chandra or Chandrashekhar Narvekar is a producer, writer and director, known for gritty realism, in his early dark and loud films such as Ankush, Pratighaat, Tezaab and Narsimha.Chandra also made the successful but critically scorned Style and its sequel Xcuse Me.

The festival, which will showcase 12 films across three different venues, has been organized by ESG and State Information and Publicity Department. Nine Konkani, two Marathi and a short film produced by Goans would be screened during the festival. Konkani film Nachom-ia Kumpasar directed by Bardroy Baretto, will open the festival on August 5.

The Goa Film Festival is the only State Film Festival where movies are screened for public before the results are announced. The total prize money for the festival for three categories is approximately Rs 11 lakhs. – CINEWS

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