Director: Rima Das
Cast:Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Boloram Das
Runtime: 87 minutes
Language: Assamese with English subtitles
In a small village in northeast India, 10-year-old Dhunu dreams of having her own rock band. Her vibrant spirit, imagination and self-assurance stand out in a world where girls are expected to be timid and submissive. With her gang of boys and the support of her widowed mother, Dhunu faces the struggles of her daily life and hopes for the day she can finally play on a real guitar.
“It is a film that is both challenging and inviting at the same time - the disregard for conventional storytelling could prove to be too wide a bridge to cross for some. But Village Rockstars rewards patience, and in its final moments, earns every right to be called one of the year’s best films.” - Hindustan Times
“Village Rockstars is confident and sincere, its story unfolding at a languid but controlled pace.” - Globe and Mail