‘Village Rockstars,’ ‘Lovesick’ Among Winners at 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

“Village Rockstars” and “Lovesick” were among the films that took home top prizes at the 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on Sunday. The 16th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles featured a Los Angeles and official Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. premiere screening of “Village Rockstars,” directed by Rima Das, which won the Grand […]

“Village Rockstars” and “Lovesick” were among the films that took home top prizes at the 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on Sunday. The 16th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles featured a Los Angeles and official Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. premiere screening of “Village Rockstars,” directed by Rima Das, which won the Grand […]

Late Cinema Legend Sridevi Wins India’s Top Acting Honor

Indian cinema legend Sridevi was recognized as best actress for her role in the film “Mom” at the Indian National Film Awards that were announced on Thursday. Sridevi died in February. The awards jury was headed by Shekhar Kapur, who directed her in one of her most famous roles “Mr India.” Actor Vinod Khanna, who […]

Indian cinema legend Sridevi was recognized as best actress for her role in the film “Mom” at the Indian National Film Awards that were announced on Thursday. Sridevi died in February. The awards jury was headed by Shekhar Kapur, who directed her in one of her most famous roles “Mr India.” Actor Vinod Khanna, who […]

Village Rockstars,’ ‘Summer 1993’ win Mumbai Film Festival

Rima Das’ “Village Rockstars” won the golden gateway prize for best film in the India Gold competition, at the Mumbai Film Festival (Oct. 12-18). The festival concluded on Wednesday. “Village Rockstars” also won best film on gender equality. Bornila Chatterjee’s “The Hungry” merited a jury mention in the category. Rahul Jain’s “Machines” took the silver […]

Rima Das’ “Village Rockstars” won the golden gateway prize for best film in the India Gold competition, at the Mumbai Film Festival (Oct. 12-18). The festival concluded on Wednesday. “Village Rockstars” also won best film on gender equality. Bornila Chatterjee’s “The Hungry” merited a jury mention in the category. Rahul Jain’s “Machines” took the silver […]

One-Woman Band Rima Das on Making ‘Village Rockstars’

SAN SEBASTIAN — Championed by Toronto’s Cameron Bailey, playing to rotund applause at the festival’s Discovery section, then clinching a rave review from Variety, which called it “a charming Indian answer to ‘Sing Street,’” with a heartfelt theme of female empowerment and self-actualization,” “Village Rockstars’” own production story stands in real life parallel to the… Read more »

SAN SEBASTIAN — Championed by Toronto’s Cameron Bailey, playing to rotund applause at the festival’s Discovery section, then clinching a rave review from Variety, which called it “a charming Indian answer to ‘Sing Street,’” with a heartfelt theme of female empowerment and self-actualization,” “Village Rockstars’” own production story stands in real life parallel to the... Read more »

Toronto Film Review: Village Rockstars

When the Dublin schoolboys of “Sing Street” form a band, it’s all about scoring with a girl. In “Village Rockstars,” tucked away in an Indian backwater, a moppet also has rock ‘n’ roll dreams, but her goal of becoming a guitarist is motivated by larger issues, like rebellion, empowerment — and to send a message… Read more »

When the Dublin schoolboys of “Sing Street” form a band, it’s all about scoring with a girl. In “Village Rockstars,” tucked away in an Indian backwater, a moppet also has rock ‘n’ roll dreams, but her goal of becoming a guitarist is motivated by larger issues, like rebellion, empowerment — and to send a message... Read more »