Village Rockstars best feature film
Spl Correspondent

 
  NEW DELHI, April 13 - In a breakthrough moment for Assamese cinema, Rima Das’ 
directorial Village Rockstars was named the Best Feature Film at the 65th 
National Film Awards here today. It is after 30 years that an Assamese film has 
won the honour.


Rima Das, who is the producer and director of the film, was awarded the Swarna 
Kamal Award which carries Rs 2,50,000 each for the producer and director.

Jahnu Barua’s Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai had won the award in 1987 last. The 
chairpersons of the three juries (Feature, Non-feature and Writing) for the 
65th National Film Awards announced the awards. This year, the jury was headed 
by director Shekhar Kapur. The jury panel has 10 members which included 
screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami 
Tadimalla, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, 
Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey.

The National Film Awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind on May 
3.

Das’ directorial film also won a number of other awards in different categories.

Utpal Borpujari’s maiden film Ishu won the best Assamese film. The film was 
produced by Children’s Film Society, India. Borpujari has been awarded Rajat 
Kamal Award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh each for the producer and 
director.

Meanwhile, Village Rockstars also won the Best Child Artist Award and Bhanita 
Das was given the coveted Rajat Kamal Award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 
50,000. Set in Rima’s own village Chhaygaon, Village Rockstars is the story of 
“poor but amazing children” who live a fun-filled life.

The film also won the Best Audiography Award and the award went to Mallika Das, 
who was given the Rajat Kamal Award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000.

Village Rockstars also won the Best Editing Award and the Rajat Kamal Award 
went to Rima Das.

Meanwhile, talking to this newspaper, Borpujari, director of Ishu, said he was 
delighted that his first feature film won the Best Film in the Indian Language 
Category.

He also said it is a great news for the Assamese film industry because after 30 
years, a film from the State has won the best film award.

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(The Assam Tribune ,14.04.2018)

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