Village Rockstars
Village Rockstars

Oscars 2019: Assamese film is India's official entry

ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2018 14:16 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sept 22 (ANI): Assamese film 'Village Rockstars' has been selected as India's official entry to Oscars 2019 in the Foreign Language Film category.
Out of the 28 movies in contention - including 'Padmaavat', 'Raazi' and 'Love Sonia' among others - the selection committee of the Film Federation of India (FFI) chose the Rima Das-directorial.
The announcement was made by Kannada filmmaker Rajendra Singh Babu, the Head of the Committee, here on Saturday.
"The decision was made unanimously by the jury to send 'Village Rockstars' - the film which also won the National Award for Best Feature Film this year - to represent India at the Academy Awards," he told ANI.
The film traces the story of Dhunu, a girl from a village in Assam, who dreams of owning a guitar and forming a rock band. (ANI)