Village Rockstars


The Main 2 Fri, Apr 13, 2018 7:15 PM
The Main 1 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 4:20 PM
The Main 1 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 9:20 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Festival Programs:Asian Frontiers
Women & Film
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Culture & Society
Family Friendly
Women Directors
Release Year:2017
Runtime:87 min
Festivals & Awards:The Golden Gateway Award
Young Critics Choice Award
Gender Equality Award - Mumbai Film Festival
Best Director
2nd Best Film
Best Actor - International Children Film Festival
Best Director
Best Actress
Special Jury prize Feature Film - Olympia International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Asian Shadows
Director:Rima Das
Producer:Rima Das
Jaya Das
Cinematographer:Rima Das
Screenwriter:Rima Das
Editor:Rima Das
Principal Cast:Bhanita Das
Basanti Das
Boloram Das
Rinku Das
Bishnu Kalita
Manabendra Das
Bhaskar Das


Due to unforseen circumstances Rima Das will not be able attend.

In a rural Indian village in Assam, a young girl named Dhunu (played by Bhanita Das) dreams of being a rockstar, a wish that inspires ridicule from other villagers. Spirited and determined, Dhunu begins saving for an electric guitar and resolves to will her dream into life through sheer positivity despite impossible circumstances. Through public criticism and the constant fear that her dream may be too far away, Dhunu’s relentless spirit works to prove the naysayers wrong and become a true musician.

The cast, composed of non-actors from Das’ home village, brings an unfiltered air to the film that proves essential when Dhunu’s dream is at risk of being derailed by a very real development–approaching adulthood. Village Rockstars hinges on Das’ heartfelt performance as a girl who will fight to keep her dream alive, even as societal frameworks close in on her as she moves closer to womanhood.

Director Biography

Assamese filmmaker Rima Das made her directorial debut with the film The Man with Binoculars in 2016. The following year, Das both directed and produced Village Rockstars on a budget of $100,000 and utilizing the natural aesthetics of Assam and the talents of local actors for the production.



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