Proud Moment for Assam. Rima Das Brings Laurels to the State

Rima Das’s movie Bulbul can sing has won the Rajat Kamal (Silver Peacock) wining the best Assamese film in the 66th National Film Awards

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”Last night as Mr Shah Rukh Khan was introducing Bulbul Can Sing at the opening night of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, he broke the news of the Best Assamese Film Award and congratulated me. The audience was cheering me. The warmth and love that you receive from the audience is the most special part of receiving the National Award…”

News Desk
Guwahati: 11 August 2019
This is indeed a proud moment for Assam. Hours after winning awards in Melbourne, Rima Das’s movie Bulbul can sing has won the Rajat Kamal (Silver Peacock) wining the best Assamese film in the 66th National Film Awards that were announced on Friday.

Bulbul Can Sing” is a coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl. Bulbul, living in a village in Assam, fighting her way through love and loss as she figures out who she really is.
The film has already earned praises in various international film festivals including the Berlin Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival.
Earlier on August 8, ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ won the Best Indie Film’ Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2019.

Rima says in an interview: “It feels great! Thanks to the jury and the team of National Film Awards. Last night as Mr Shah Rukh Khan was introducing Bulbul Can Sing at the opening night of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, he broke the news of the Best Assamese Film Award and congratulated me. The audience was cheering me. The warmth and love that you receive from the audience is the most special part of receiving the National Award. Even after Village Rockstars won the Best Feature Film Award last year, the audience was celebrating it like one of their own films has won the award. I truly feel blessed.”

Last year, Rima’s much-talked about film Village Rockstars (2017) received the Best Feature Film ‘Swarna Kamal’ award.

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