GUWAHATI, Aug 9:Bulbul Can Sing– a Rima Das directorial has won the ‘Best Assamese Film’ award at the 66th National Film Awards.
The list of winners, which was declared on Friday, was delayed this year due to the Lok Sabha polls.
Apart from Rima Das, the other winners from the region are ‘Best Garo Film’ Ma.Ama by Dominic Sangma, ‘Best Sherdukpen Film’ Mishing by Bobby Sarma Baruah, and ‘Best Pangsenpa Film’ In The Land Of Poisonous Women by Manju Borah.
Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing bagged a special award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on Thursday.
Gujarati movie Hellaro was adjudged as the ‘Best Feature Film’ at the 66th National Film Awards.
Ayushman Khurana for Andhadhun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri were declared as ‘Best Actors’ and Tabu for Andhadhun as Best Actress.
Meanwhile, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal congratulated Rajat Kamal Awardees Rima Das, Manju Borah and Bobby Sarma Baruah for their achievements in the 66th National Film Awards.
In a statement here, Mukhi said that directorial venture of the women directors is a clear indication of the state’s growing talents in film making.
Congratulating the Rajat Kamal Awardees from the state, Sonowal said that the achievement of the trio has made the people of Assam proud and will help to take the celluloid journey of the state altogether to a different height. He also wished all success in their future ventures.