Dhunu wants a rock band. It's an admirable goal for a young girl, but out of reach when you live in a remote village in northeast India. And when your mother is a widow struggling to put food on the table, dreams of electric guitars can seem like madness. Yet a guitar is exactly what drives Dhunu's ambition. At 10 years old she is alive with a passion for music and a dazzling confidence in her own convictions.
- The Golden Gateway Award, Young Critics Choice Award, Gender Equality Award - Mumbai IFF
- Fathy Farag Prize - Cairo IFF
- Best Director, Best Actress (Bhanita Das), Special Jury Prize Feature Film - Olympia IFF
- Youth Prize , Honorific Prize - Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote
- Grand Prix - Ciné Junior
- Best Film, Best Editing, Best Child Artis, BestLocation Sound recordist (Mallika Das) - Indian National Awards
- Best Original Music Award, Best Movie - BAFICI
- Talents Awards - D’A FF
- Professional Jury Prize - Tel Aviv International Children’s FF
- Indian Submission for the 91st Academy Awards
- Bhanita Das
- Basanti Das
- Rima Das
- Rima Das
- Rima Das
- Nilotpal Bora
- ASIAN SHADOWS
- FLYING RIVER FILMS
A charming Indian answer to SING STREET, with a heartfelt theme of female empowerment and self-actualization.
Rima Das is a self-taught film writer-producer-director. She was born in north-east of India in the state of Assam. She started her work in the movie industry as an actress, then decided in 2009 to go to the other side of the camera and become a director. After successful short films and documentaries, Reema Das took up shooting her first feature film in which she acted as a screenwriter, director and producer. Work on the film with a microscopic budget and a condensed film-crew took her 4 years. She has directed the short film PRATHA (2009) and the feature MAN WITH THE BINOCULARS (2016). VILLAGE ROCKSTARS her 2017 was India's selection for the Academy Award Best Foreign Language film. Her latest feature BULBUL CAN SING (2018) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.