Huge recognition for Assam: Village Rockstar director Rima Das
The elated filmmaker speaks about the national level recognition for an Assamese film after nearly three decades
Assamese filmmaker Rima Das, whose film Village Rockstar was named the Best Feature Film at the 65th National Film Awards, says its a huge recognition for Assam.
"I am speechless. I have no words to express my joy. My sincere gratitude to the National Awards team for awarding the film, to my parents and my family who stood with me all this time and the almighty for giving me the strength to make Village Rockstars," said Rima.
"It brings us immense joy that a film from Assam made it to this level after 29 years! Massive thanks to my Village Rockstars family. Thank you to everyone. I am elated, ecstatic and very happy," she added.
Set in Rima's own village Chhaygaon near Guwahati, Village Rockstars is the story of "poor but amazing children" who live a fun-filled life.
The film opens with the children having fun as a rock band. As the story progresses, it captures the whole gamut of fun that these rural children have despite living a life of poverty and deprivation.
Rima has also won the Best Editing honour for Village Rockstars, which has won the Best Child Artist honour for Bhanita Das as well. It has also been recognised for Best Location Sound Recordist Mallika Das' work.
Village Rockstar has so far won numerous awards and has been screened at different international and Indian film festivals, including Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival 2017, Olympia International Film Festival 2017, Cine Junior Film Festival, Dharamshala International Film Festival, Kerala International Film Festival and Mumbai Film Festival.