Breaking: National Film Awards 2019: Rima Das’ ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ Bags Best Assamese Film Award

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The film revolves around Bulbul, a teenage school going girl, growing up in a rural setting in Assam. Photo courtesy: Rima's Twitter handle

Guwahati: The 66th National Film awards were announced by Rahul Rawail, head of the Jury for feature films, on August 9th, 2019. The awards are given in 31 categories in the feature film category.

‘Bulbul Can Sing’ by national award-winning filmmaker Rima Das’ has bagged the’ Best Assamese Film’ award in the regional languages category. The film also won the ‘Best Indie Film’ at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia on August 8th, 2019.

The film revolves around Bulbul, a teenage school-going girl, growing up in a rural setting in Assam, falls in love. The name Bulbul, which means ‘nightingale’, reflects her religious father’s long-cherished desire for his daughter to become a singer.

On the other hand, ‘Ma’ama’ by Dominic Sangma bagged the ‘Best Garo Film’ award in the regional languages category.  ‘In the Land of Poisonous Women’ (Panchenga) by Manju Borah and  Bobby Sarma Baruah’s ‘Mishing’ (Sherdukpen) bagged the ‘Best Film’ awards in the regional languages category.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand has been declared as the Most Film-Friendly State at 66th National Film Awards.

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