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At a press conference in Mumbai, the selection committee of the Film Federation of India made the announcement that Assamese film ‘Village Rockstars’ will be India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st  Academy Awards to be held in February 2019. Commercially hit movies like ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Raazi’ and recently released ‘Love Sonia’ and ‘Manto’, were among the 29 films viewed by the committee but ‘Village Rockstars’ edged out those films. The movie also bagged three National Awards in May this year.


After the news broke, comments started pouring for the movie from her fans and noted directors and actors. From Farhan Akhtar, Adil Hussain to Abhinav Shukla, many celebs applauded on this news. Here are some tweets.

In a recent interview, when Salman Khan was asked about how he feels on ‘Village Rockstars’ being India’s official entry to Oscars 2019, the actor said, “Apna kya lena dena Oscars se. Unko mere pass leke aayo aur main chad filmein sign karne ke liye ready hu agar accha scripts hain toh.” (“What do we have to do with Oscars? Bring Rima Das to me and I will sign four movies with her if she has good scripts.”)

Well, we all know that Salman has a big heart and we wish under the banner of Salman Khan Films we get to witness some of the best films that need funding for promotions and releases in theatres. ‘Village Rockstars’ is finally releasing on September 24.

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‘Village Rockstars’ is set in Rima’s own village Chhaygaon in Assam. The story revolves around the “poor children”, especially a girl named Dhunu, who aspires to become a rock star one day. The movie got premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and also at the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival in October last year. Not only that, it has been screened in more than 70 international and national film festivals and won 44 awards.