Bulbul can sing (Feature Film), For Love with Love (Short Film)

Feature Film: Bulbul can sing


Saturday, Sept 21st 2019
9:00 PM at
Music Recital Hall

 About the Film

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.

National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Assamese

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

Director: Rima Das (Village Rockstar)

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.

Runtime: 95 minutes

Language: Assamese

Genre: Drama

Country: India

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Short Film: For Love with Love

About the Film

Bhalobasar Jonye, Bhalobasar Songe (For Love with Love) is a tale of Sonamoni, a married daughter who is sincerely taking care of her mentally unwell dad Parag Da.






Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival Moscow
Russian Federation
April 25, 2019
Best Short Film

Cine-Parbon International Short Film Carnival and Awards Kolkata
February 27, 2019
Special Jury Award – Best Short Film

ASIA – South East Short Film Festival Phnom Penh
November 14, 2018

Cast: Padma Francis, Arup Majumdar, Arush Sengupta

Director: Manav Kaushik

While making short educational films for his school, he got introduced to Bollywood and the small child in him who was forever an interesting story teller with god gifted talent to draw and paint finally decided to shift his base from Delhi to Mumbai. After having waited for almost 9 months without any work, he was fortunate enough to meet India’s ace producer and director Mr. Vidhu Vinod Chopra. He joined him as a trainee but by pure devotion and dedication, hard work and intense interest, he became his 1st Assistant Director for the magnum opus ‘1942 – A Love Story’. Just after that, today’s well-known film and music director Vishal Bhardwaj who was making a tele-film ‘Dhain-te-Dain’ for ZEE Channel, asked him to play the ‘common man’ in it. Manav Kaushik who did short film related courses in the US and in India, came in contact with Hungarian Director Istvan Gaal at the F.T.I.I. who taught and trained him further privately. Manav Kaushik who has more than 400 film based TV shows to his credit as a researcher and script writer, is an incalculable thinker and is involved in talks, does hold film based workshops and works as a ‘script doctor’ for film projects.

Runtime: 26 minutes

Language: Bengali, Urdu

Genre: Drama

Country: India

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