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Director Rima Das National Award winning Assamese feature, Village Rockstars is India’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language category at the Oscars.

By Aryeman

The award-winning film will be released on 28th September 2018 in Assam through Kamakhya Films and in metros cities through VKAAOa joint venture of PVR Pictures and Bookmyshow

Rima Das_Image.jpegThe director-cinematographer-editor-producer Rima Das says“I have been waiting for this day and praying! Luckily, I got this news in my village at Chhayagaon, Assam (I arrived last night) I am glad that I am with my family and the cast of the film. Otherwise, a news like this, if you are alone in some far off land, could put you off the balance! Although I have been jumping around uncontrollably and creating all sorts of a nuisance.  I still can’t believe that our film is India’s Oscar entry. I am pinching myself, screaming shouting with joy”

She adds, “We are totally overwhelmed by the announcement that Village Rockstars is India’s official entry to Oscar this year. I am so grateful to the selection committee for believing in our film”

Village Rockstars is the story of Dhunu, a girl who grows up in poverty and learns to fend for herself. However, that does not prevent her from following her dream of forming a rock band and owning a guitar someday. Most of the cast members of the film are non-actors including Rima Das’ niece Bhanita who plays Dhunu and the other kids who hail from Das’ native village in Assam.

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