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Assamese film Village Rockstars chosen as India’s official entry to Oscars

By: Mohnish Singh

Assamese film Village Rockstars was on Saturday selected as India’s official entry for Oscars 2019. The movie is directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das who shot it in her native village. It mostly stars non-actors from her village, including her niece Bhanita Das who plays the lead role of Dhunu. Village Rockstars left behind more than two dozen films, including Padmaavat, Hichki, Raazi, Love Sonia, Nude, Pihu and Padman to represent India in the Best Foreign Language category at the 91st Academy Awards next year, the Film Federation of India announced. Rima Das, who is the writer, director, cinematographer,…

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