‘Village Rockstars’: Rima Das receives Rs.1 crore from Assam government for Oscar promotions
Rima Das’ film ‘Village Rockstars‘, India’s official entry to the Oscars, has received Rs 1 crore from Assam government for promotions. The film has been struggling to receive money for the promotions at the Oscars. Rima Das was quite happy with the outcome and told agencies, “We have received Rs 1 crore and have started our journey, now let’s see. We are hopeful.”
Rima Das further says that despite winning the prestigious National award and recognition, nothing much has changed. She is much more relaxed and feels good that people from different age groups are appreciating her film ‘Village Rockstars’.
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Thank you so much ‘ARSU’ with all ‘Rabha community organization’ gifting me this beautiful Rabha traditional attire.I am very happy to wear it during Asian premiere of our third feature film ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ at Busan International Film Festival #bulbulcansing #Busaninternationalfilmfestival
She further added, “There’s no background score, there are a lot of silences and yet we did well during our theatrical run. So, everything is interesting.”
Indian films over the years have struggled to come up with content that can challenge at the international level and let’s hope that ‘Village Rockstars’ breaks India’s duck at the Oscars. ‘Village Rockstars’grabbed the Best Feature Film ‘Swarna Kamal’ award at the 65th National Film Awards, which were declared at New Delhi on 13 April 2018.
Rima Das’ film won awards in three other categories as well. The Best Child Actor went to Bhanita Das and ‘Village Rockstars’ also received National Award for Best Editing.
We wish Rima all the best and hope that her film bring laurels to our country.