Oscars 2019: Village Rockstars selected as India’s official entry

Village Rockstars has been selected as India’s entry to Oscars

Village Rockstars has been selected as India’s entry to Oscars

Now, it has been announced that Rima Das' Indian Assamese film Village Rockstars will be India's official entry at the Oscars next year.

Village Rockstars, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and India premiere at the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival in October previous year, has been screened in more than 70 international and national film festivals and won 44 awards, including four National Awards for best location, sound recording, editing and child artiste (Bhanita Das).

It follows the story of a 10-YO girl Assames girl named Dhunu who dreams of playing the guitar and forming a band of her own.

Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five. That said, our country's hopes have been revived by Rima Das.

"Village Rockstars is the closest film made by worldwide standards [sic]". In addition to that, the movie is in the Kamrupi dialect.

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The film, which had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and India premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival 2018, has been screened in more than 70 international and national film festivals and won 44 awards, including four National Awards.

For her performance, Bhanita Das had won a National Award.

A still from Village Rockstars.

Indian Express quoted Jury member Anant Mahadevan as saying that Village Rockstars is one film that comes closest to global standards. Films like Raazi, October, Love Sonia, Padmaavat and many more were submitted as nominations. And to make sure that she gets nominated in the final category, let's support her online, offline and in any way we can, so that India can finally bring home the Golden man.

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