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OTT is helping me immensely: Filmmaker Rima Das

Filmmaker Rima Das, whose Village Rockstars was India's official entry to the 91st Academy Awards, was in Kolkata for the premiere of her 2022 film Tora's Husband at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). IBNS-TWF correspondent Souvik Ghosh gets candid with the Assamese filmmaker who started her career as an actor but ended up telling indigenous stories from across the country...

Rima Das' Village Rockstars selected as Indian's official entry for Academy Awards

Mumbai, Sept 22 (IBNS): Assamese filmmaker Rima Das' Village Rockstars has been selected as Indian's official entry for next year's Oscars.

Village Rockstars' National Award has emboldened a lot of independent filmmakers in India: Rima Das

She took the global film festival circuit by storm with her feature film Village Rockstars. The same landed Rima Das a national Award. One of the most sought-after independent filmmakers in India presently, Rima, who hails from India's northeastern state of Assam, talks about her new film Bulbul Can Sing, her outlook towards movie making and her future endeavours in a chat with IBNS Canada correspondents Suman Das and Sudipto Maity at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Excerpts:

I want to tell positive stories: Village Rockstars director Rima Das

Just two movies old, director Rima Das is one for the future, reckon veteran film critics. Her movie Village Rockstars garnered lavish praise at the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and has been hailed as the best Indian film of 2017. IBNS Canada's Suman Das and Sudipto Maity find out what makes the filmmaker from Assam, whose first film was ‘Antardrishti’ (Man with the Binoculars, 2016), tick. Excerpts: