Assamese filmmaker Rima Das’ new film, Bulbul Can Sing is all set to be the opening night film of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). Also the film’s opening night screening will be attended by Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan as the festival’s Chief Guest. Shah Rukh will present the film to the Australian audiences in Melbourne.
Rima Das shot to global fame when her Assamese film Village Rockstars, which won the National Award for Best Feature Film in 2018 and was India’s official entry from the country to the Oscars. It may be mentioned here that Rima’s Bulbul Can Sing which has previously been showcased at various global platforms will be officially opening the festival with a screening on 8th August and this will be the official Australian premiere of the film.
Meanwhile, sharing her joy, Rima said, “I love the enthusiasm and exuberance of an opening night. So excited that Bulbul Can Sing is the opening night film at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Special thanks to the organisers. The film has truly been special for me as a filmmaker. The response and appreciation we have received from across the places we had traveled to with the film is also very special. I’m looking forward to the Australian premiere of the film and interacting with the audiences there and having a conversation with them on cinema.”