Updated: April 17, 2018 12:07:11 am
Rima Das, in her mid-thirties, giggles over the phone from Los Angeles. It’s only been a few hours since the 65th National Awards were announced, and she is trying to recollect the trajectory of her small film, shot in a sleepy corner of Assam. “We had won several awards at the Mumbai Film Festival last October,” she tries to recall the names of the awards, but fails, and laughs.
Village Rockstars, awarded the Best Film at the 65th National Awards, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017, and was then screened at the Mumbai Film Festival the next month. It created a ripple back then itself. At the latter, it won the Golden Gateway Award for Best Film, and a congratulatory tweet from almost every film…