Filmmaker Rima Das’ National Award winning film Village Rockstars is slated for a Pan-India theatrical release on 28th September 2018. The film will be released through VKAAO, a joint venture of PVR Pictures and Bookmyshow in metros cities of India and in more than 30 screens in Assam through Kamakhya Films.
Village Rockstars is the story of Dhunu, a girl who grows up in poverty and learns to fend for herself. However, that does not prevent her from following her dream of forming a rock band and owning a guitar someday. Most of the cast members of the film are non-actors including Rima Das’ niece Bhanita who plays Dhunu and the other kids who hail from Das’ native village in Assam.
The director-cinematographer-editor-producer Rima Das says, ‘After travelling to many film festivals across the world and winning hearts, I am so delighted that the exciting journey of Village Rockstars has come to its final stage when we prepare with nervous anticipation and hope to present the film to the audiences in our homeland.’
Karan Ahuja, Co-Founder, VKAAO says, ‘We at VKAAO are really excited about this movie that has been made with immense passion and celebrates the true spirit of independent cinema in the country. VKAAO and its parent companies PVR and Bookmyshow are committed to provide an optimal release platform for such movies and promote more such content-driven movies. We are extremely confident of the content and hope that it reaches as many people as possible.’
Pawan More, Founder of Kamakhya Films says, ‘It is a great opportunity for us to be the distributor of the national and international award winning film Village Rockstars.’
The film which had its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and India Premiere at Mumbai Film Festival 2018 has screened in more than 70 prestigious international and national film festivals and won 44 awards including 4 National Awards (Best Feature, Best Editing, Audiography and Child Artist)