Last week, Rima Das’ coming-of-age Assamese film Village Rockstars was selected as India’s official entry to the Best Foreign Film category of the 91st Academy Awards. After over a year of globetrotting at various international film festivals and winning multiple National Awards, Village Rockstars will finally hit the screens today.
The film by Rima Das, which also won the national award for the best film, will get a pan-India release in some selected cities on the same day through PVR Pictures. In Assam, the film is being distributed by Kamakhya Films.
The filmmaker said that many Mumbai-based producers have come forward to provide financial assistance for promotional activities for the film to get nominated for the Oscars.
Interestingly, the film distributor said that many cinema hall owners in the State who were earlier not ready to screen Assamese films due to lack of audiences, have come forward on their own this time to screen Village Rockstars.
Village Rockstars, which tells the story of a remote village in Kamrup district, has been screened at 80 national and international film festivals and has bagged 44 awards till now, according to Rima Das.