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About Bulbul can sing

Runtime: 95 minutes

Language: Assamese

Genre: Drama

Bulbul a teenage school going girl, growing up in a rural setting in Assam, falls in love. While she is in the verge of discovering her teen life, a tragedy strikes with her best friend. Bulbul free spirited, rebellious and stubborn begins to question on herself and her love life. Teenage, love, secrecy, mixed with passion and mindless societal dogma and yet speaks about survival and freedom.

Cast: Pakija Begam, Arnali Das, Manabendra Das, Manoranjan Das, Bonita Thakuriya


National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Assamese

Director: Rima Das

Rima Das is a self-taught screenwriter, producer and director who also takes on the roles of cinematographer and editor for her films. Born and raised in a small village in Assam in northeast India, she is now based in Mumbai and Assam. She is the Managing Director of Flying River Films which supports local, independent filmmaking in the region.

Best known for making indigenous and realistic films with non-professional actors, her films have been striking a chord with people not just in India but across the globe.

VILLAGE ROCKSTARS, Rima’s second feature film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2017, then travelled to more than 80 film festivals around the world. The film has received over 50 Awards including the National Film Awards as the Best Feature Film in India 2018 and Oscar entry from India 2019.

BULBUL CAN SING, her third feature film had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2018, in the Contemporary World Cinema section. Followed by the Asian Premier at Busan International Film Festival and will be having its European premiere at Berlin International Film festival (Generation 14 section) 2019. The film won Golden Gateway Award for best film in Mumbai Film Festival, Best actor at Singapore Film Festival. Rima Das is also nominated for Best new director Asian Awards for Bulbul Can Sing 2019.