Programme 2018

Bulbul Can Sing

Director: Rima Das


Section: India Gold

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Assamese | Time: 90 mins


Bulbul, a school-going teenage girl in rural Assam, falls in love. As she is on the verge of discovering her teenage years, a tragedy strikes her best friend. Bulbul — free spirited, rebellious, and stubborn — begins to question herself and her love life. Caught amid adolescence, love, and secrecy, mixed with passion and mindless societal dogma, Bulbul nevertheless strives for survival and freedom.

Director's Bio

Rima Das is a self-taught screenwriter, producer, and director. Born and raised in a small village in Assam, she shuttles between Mumbai and Assam. Her first feature, Antardrishti (2016), had its world premiere at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star and later screened at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Her second feature, Village Rockstars (2017), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Golden Gateway Award at the 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star. Bulbul Can Sing (2018) is her latest film.