Rima Das and poster of Bulbul Can Simgh

One indeed derives enormous aesthetic pleasure travelling through the picturesque rural landscapes, lush green hills, spectacular view of distant horizon and eye pleasing riverine beauty of Assam on celluloid with Rima Das, the hugely talented director of the widely acclaimed movie Village Rockstars.

Bulbul can Singh is yet another highly gripping movie by Rima, who has curved out a niche for herself among Indian and foreign critics by her superlative directions.

Close on the heels of award winning Village Rockstars, Bulbul Can Sing is a poignant journey of simple, unsophisticated, adolescents   amidst complex human behaviour.

The simple, innocent, serene pleasures and enjoyments, hopes and aspirations, innocuous love of a set of vibrant rural adolescents have been poignantly delineated on celluloid.

Focusing thundering, rain and storm is Rima’s forte, the hall marks of Assam rural life.   We have seen this in Village Rockstars as well.

Rain drops falling in the backdrop of lush green paddy fields of Assam and on the blue rivers is spirit -elevating.   Camera work   is of high quality.

Another hall mark of Rima is to make the youngsters act naturally and spontaneously.

The cine goers are made to feel that they are watching a set of   simple, unsophisticated rural youths reveling, enjoying their lives naturally. One simply forgets to be in the movie hall.

Watching movies of Rima Das is indeed exhilarating.

Hats off to Rima Das for a giving us such a lovely movie.

Gautam Ganguly

Ganguly is a retired ACS officer and sports enthusiast. He can be reached at: gautamganguly2012@gmail.com

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