Rima Das shot to fame when her film Village Rockstars won the National Award for Best Feature Film in 2018. The Assamese language film was also India’s official entry to the Oscars. Now her new film, ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ is all set to be the opening night film of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

The annual festival which takes place in the cultural capital of the Victorian state in Australia will be celebrating its decade long initiative to promote Indian cinema in the land down under. This year’s opening night at the festival will be showcasing Das’ film which showcases the stories of three teenagers who are trying to come to terms with their sexual identities while dealing with the ideals and morals of the villagers.

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Rima’s ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ has previously been showcased at various global platforms. And will be officially opening the festival with a screening on 8th August marking its official Australian premiere will be presented by none other than Shah Rukh Khan.

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Sharing her excitement, Rima said, “I love the enthusiasm and exuberance of opening nights. 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 travelled 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”.